Born in Staten Island, New York, Tristan J. Shuler grew up on a military base in Brooklyn, NY. He started out singing church music, studying gospel and classical choral at a young age. He studied at The State Theatre Center for the Arts, The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, and trained in NYC at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Actors' Project NYC, Gotham Writers' Workshop, and with many other esteemed coaches and trainers. Tristan has been seen performing in various cabarets, musicals, and other shows in NYC, as well as guest appearances and teaching around the tri-state area.
Recent credits include: Daveed Diggs (Spamilton: An American Parody Off-Broadway at Triad Theater); Johnny J & Male Swing (Odd Squad LIVE National Tour); Tiny Tom (Urinetown, the Musical Off-Broadway at John Cullum Theater); Beast (Beauty and the Beast at Allentown Symphony Hall); Lenny (Faith Under Fire at National Black Theater); Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid at Zoellner Arts Center); Alexander (The Dreaming at The Chain); Walter/Officer Frank/Narrator (Elise: a New Musical at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity).
In the realm of performance, Tristan delves into many genres: musical theatre, experimental movement theatre, commercial and film acting, comedic improvisation, and more.