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Name to know: Ryan Haase, songwriter

Name to know: Ryan Haase, songwriter

As part of The Baltimore Sun's Fall Arts Guide, reporters and critics picked 10 up-and-comers whose names you should get to know. See the full list here

Ryan Haase, 29, songwriter, artistic director of Stillpointe Theatre

As a teenager living in his native Hawaii, Ryan Haase saw a touring production of "Fame the Musical" and decided on the spot, "I want to do that," he says. He just might achieve some fame of his own for a musical he's helping to create.

Haase has composed...