Ronald M. Banks (AEA, AGVA, AGMA)
Agent: David Sacks
Bass-baritone
323-669-2836

Downloadable reviews, production photos, headshots and resumes can be found online at ronaldmbanks.com

 
Career Highlights

Ronald M. Banks is currently starring Emile de Becque in the Aerospace Players production of South Pacific and as Jafar in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at the Hyperion Theatre in Disney’s Calfornia Adventure. He has just finished performing in
The Mikado Project
for Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. Recent film engagements include an AFI student production on the life of Musashi Miyamoto and “No Connections” for independent filmmaker Jesse Levy. He has been seen in the role of the King in
The King and I
in National Tours and Regional productions many times to critical acclaim. Other recent roles include the title role in Sweeney Todd for East West Players. He will be seen as Emile DeBecque in the Aerospace Players upcoming production of South Pacific in July.

Awards and Honors
Garland Awards Honorable Mention 2006—Sweeney Todd
ReviewPlays.com Best Performance 2006—Sweeney Todd
Syracuse Area Live Theatre Best Performance Nomination 2006—King of Siam , The King and I
Film      
No Connection Japanese Man JL Open Productions Jessey Leveny
Mushashi Miyamoto Musashi American Film Institute Boris Schaarschmidt
Tolerance Training Video John Aerospace Industries Benjamina Milado
National Tour    
Kralahome The King and I Bucephalus Tours/Theatre of the Stars   Baayork Lee
Understudy King of Siam  
2nd Councilor, Thief, Soothsayer, Russian Admiral, British Sailor, Assassin, Ensemble Pacific Overtures Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, North Shore Music Theatre   Kent Gash
King of Siam The King and I   Theater League Tour   Sha Newman
General, Ensemble Evita   Theater League Tour   Sha Newman
Understudy Juan Peron    
Lort    
Chao Flower Drum Song Mark Taper Froum   Robert Longbottom
Understudy Wang Chi-Yang/Sammy Fong and Uncle Chinn  
Regional    
Emile de Becque South Pacific   The Aerospace Players   Jeff Asch
Jafar Aladdin (AGVA)   Hyperion Theatre, Disney's California Adventure   Stefan Polinski
Ben The Mikado Project   Lodestone Theatre Ensemble   Chil Kong
King of Siam The King and I Merry-Go-Round Playhouse   Paul David Bryant
King of Siam The King and I Lyric Opera, San Diego   Jack Montgomery
Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd   East West Players   Tim Dang
Mile Gloriosus A Funny Thing...Forum   Civic Light Oper of South Bay Cities   Will Mackenzie
Fred Kiss Me Kate   The Aerospace Players   Ronald M. Banks
Juan Peron Evita   Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities   Sha Newman
Voltaire/Pangloss/etc Candide   San Diego Comic Opera   Jack Montgomery
King of Siam The King and I   Casa Manana   Joel Farrell
King of Siam The King and I   Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities   Sha Newman
Kralahome The King and I   Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera  
Understudy King of Siam    
King of Siam The King and I   Welk Resort Theatre   Don Ward
Count Carl-Magnus A Little Night Music   San Diego Comic Opera   Jack Montgomery
Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance   San Diego Comic Opera   Leon Natker
Male Lead Victor Herbert Hit Parade   San Diego Comic Opera   Leon Natker
Dick Deadeye H.M.S. Pinafore   San Diego Comic Opera   Leon Natker
Male Lead Side By Side By Sondheim   The Theatre in Old Town   Gordon Cantiello
Frankie Wing Flower Drum Song   San Diego Civic Light Opera   Jack Tygett
Opera    
Rigoletto Rigoletto   Pacific Repertory Opera   David Cox
Sharpless Madama Butterfly   South Bay Opera   Mako
Buonafede Il Mondo de la Luna   San Diego Comic Opera   Leon Natker
Don Pasquale Don Pasquale   Valley Symphony Orchestra   Dr. Robert Chauls

(more Operatic experience can be found online at ronaldmbanks.com)

Special Skills
Classical singer-opera, musical theater, oratorio, folk and art songs, all in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Latin and Hebrew.
Radio/Disc jockey/Announcer voice type.
Sports-proficient runner, baseball, softball, football, fencing, racquetball, tennis, English and Western riding, basic juggling, Class IV (motorcycle) licensed
Stage Combat—Katana, Wakizashi, Yari
Accents-Asian, English, Spanish, French, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Irish, Scottish,Indian, Pakistani
Licensed Nurse-trained in CPR, orthopedics, oncology, medical/surgical, psychiatric, proficient in medical terminology

Training and Education

Brian Reise Acting Studio TV/Film Hollywood
San Diego State University Music San Diego
San Diego Mesa College Music, Drama San Diego
London University Drama London , England