Wade Elkins has performed as a Blue Man in the Chicago, Boston, New York City, and Norwegian Epic productions of Blue Man Group. He has also been seen in Wonderful Town (Frank Lippencott) directed by Mary Zimmerman at the Goodman Theatre; regional productions of Gay Bride of Frankenstein (Harry – Spotlight Award Nomination), Altar Boyz (Abraham), Hello, Dolly! (Ambrose), Forever Plaid (Francis), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince) among many others; several world premiere productions including Battlecry and Follow Me; and a plethora of readings and workshops of new works both in Chicago and New York. Film credits include Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship, I Am Legend, and Kabukicho (Cannes Film Festival) along with several commercial and television appearances. His work as a singer can be heard on many cast, choir, theme song, and demo recordings.
Wade holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Voice Performance from UNC-Greensboro and a Master of Music Education degree from Northwestern University. As a teacher and music director, Wade has been a clinician at many schools across the United States, judge at show choir competitions, private vocal and musical coach, music director for theatrical productions, director of music at a church, director of a children’s choir, and instructor at music, theatre, and musical theatre camps. As a composer, his music is featured in Steven Strafford’s award winning and critically acclaimed show Methtacular! www.wadeelkins.com