Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



Jake Ryan Flynn

JAKE RYAN FLYNN (Charlie Bucket) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in this dream role. Regional credits: Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek, A Christmas Carol. TV: Ryan in the ABC Pilot “Broad Squad.” National Beautyrest commercial starring alongside, Tom Brady. Special thanks to entire Charlie Creative Team, Telsey and Co, Dwayne Clark, Sharon Carry, Kevin Hill and everyone at NSMT Much love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Joe, Mikey and Patrick.


Ryan Foust

RYAN FOUST (Charlie Bucket) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in the title role of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  A native of Tampa, Florida, some of Foust’s favorite regional theater credits include Annie for Kids (Rooster), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Cinderella Kids (Jaq), Peter Pan (Michael), and Cats (Victor/Bill Bailey). This past November, Ryan competed in the Florida State Junior Thespian District competition where he earned two Superior marks and Critics Choice Awards. Ryan has garnered top academic recognition nationally as a part of the Duke TIP program and enjoys playing soccer and cross fit training when he’s not involved with a show.


Ryan Sell

RYAN SELL (Charlie Bucket) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut, and honored to be originating the role of Charlie Bucket! Previously: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Developmental Lab, Mame (Young Patrick starring Leslie Uggams), Peter Pan (Michael Darling), Beauty & the Beast (Chip). Special thanks and gratitude to David Doan/ Mallory Tucker (CESD), Jody Prusan, Telsey & Co. and the entire Charlie team for believing in me and giving me my golden ticket! Love to Mom, Dad, Pop, Gog, Uncle Mike, Megan & Avery.


Review Quotes

Broadway News

““Charlie” of the title (an appealing Ryan Foust at the performance I attended)…”

The Daily Beast

“…an excellent Jake Ryan Flynn…”


“…the appealingly Oliver-like Jake Ryan Flynn…”

Hollywood Reporter

“Charlie Bucket (played with natural verve by Ryan Foust at the performance reviewed)…”

Huffington Post

“Flynn as Charlie is certainly the well-trained professional child actor and is to be commended for more than holding his own. He’s one of three young men alternating in the role. The others are Ryan Foust and Ryan Sell (that’s a lot of Ryans), who presumably also know how to hold their own when they’re in the Charlie spot.”

New York Daily News

“As Charlie, young Ryan Foust was terrific in the performance I saw…”

New York Times

“…the talented child actor I saw in the title role, Ryan Foust, playing the penurious but resourceful Charlie Bucket.”


“Ryan Foust, who played the part at a designated critics’ performance, was the best thing in the show — sweet, earnest, and thoroughly professional.”

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