Riley Thad Young (He/Him) is originally from Batesville, MS, a small 8,000 person town in North Mississippi. His love for theatre began at the age of 9 playing Lumiere in a summer camp version of Beauty and the Beast. Since then his passions have taken him to perform in Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and New York City. He has a deep passion for musical theatre having performed in somewhere around 80 musicals and counting throughout his life! Nothing brings him more joy and he is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do what he loves.
Riley is a performer that can be characterized by his youthful exuberance and endless amounts of energy. He often embodies characters who bring life to magical, fantastical stories. For him there is nothing better than bringing stories to life on stage using all the physical and emotional energy he has to offer.
Riley will be receiving his BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory in May of this year. He is very thankful for his time as a Hornet and knows it has prepared him to join the industry. He is incredibly excited for the release of his senior showcase, showing the culmination of his class’s work over the past 4 years. Check it out on YouTube or through his class’s website www.ShenCoshowcase.com!