Wade Elkins

 
 

Wade Elkins is a native North Carolinian and is currently performing as a Blue Man with Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre in Chicago.  Prior to moving north, Wade earned a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Voice Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then was Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Milledgeville, GA.  While in Georgia, Wade also directed the Grover and Lula Mae Hill Memorial Choraliers, a children’s choir designed to bring children together from all different races and socio-economic backgrounds for the purpose of working together to learn and perform music of all different styles.


From Georgia, Wade moved to New York City to pursue a career in entertainment.  He has led a varied performing career, working in regional theatres, cruise ships, a theme park, off-off-Broadway, off-Broadway, workshops and readings, TV, commercial, studio recording, and film.  He studies with top music and theatre professionals including Joan Lader, John McDaniel, Michael Rafter, and Larry Singer.  To see highlighted credits from his career, please see his resume page.


He is a founding member of FWD Theatre Project, which aims to establish Chicago as a premier place to develop the new American musical and engage new audiences in the growth and creation of new musical theatre.  Visit www.fwdtheatre.org for more information and upcoming events!


Wade believes that LOVE should rule one’s life over all things.  He is a passionate member of religious and social organizations that strive to be culturally diverse, inclusive and growing communities where all people are welcomed just as they are as work is done for social action which embraces the global community.