Wade Elkins is a native North Carolinian living in Chicago, IL. 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, commercials, studio recording, and film. After performing as a Blue Man with BLUE MAN GROUP full-time for 5 years, he continues to put on the “bald and blue” from time to time. To see highlighted credits from his career, please see his resume page.
In addition to performing, Wade now works as a full-time music teacher at Lindblom Math & Science Academy in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Music Education with Departmental Honors from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. 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 dedicated to social action.