Wade Elkins has led a varied performing career, working in New York and Chicago theatre, regional theatre, TV, commercials, film, studio recording, cruise ships, a theme park, and workshops and readings of new theatre works.  After performing as a Blue Man with BLUE MAN GROUP full-time for many years, he continues to put on the “bald and blue” in BMG shows throughout the country.  To see highlighted credits from his career, please see his Performance Resume page.

Wade earned a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Voice Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Music Education with Honors from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, and is currently working on a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at Ohio University. 

In addition to performing, Wade works as an arts educator. He currently teaches undergraduate acting and music classes at Ohio University. In addition, Wade has been a high school music teacher; clinician and competition judge; private vocal and musical coach; theatrical, church, and choral music director; and instructor at arts camps.  To see more detailed educational work, check out his resume on the Educator page.

As a composer, Wade’s music is featured in Steven Strafford’s award winning and critically acclaimed show Methtacular!