Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Blake Whyte

Blake Whyte

Blake Whyte Headshot

Guest Actor in
One Good Day (ĭmáGen, 2018)

Blake Whyte is currently creating a musical about the history of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. An actor, songwriter, and creator, he enjoys creating experiences that reawaken our strong bonds to the earth and humanity. The best thing Blake has ever created is his daughter Kya, who just turned 2. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway in 'Wicked' and 'Mamma Mia!’ and many more shows in NYC.

As a singer/songwriter he released a debut album entitled ‘More Like Myself’ available on Spotify and iTunes, and was named NY-1's Pick of the Week for his hit show at Joe's Pub. He has headlined over 50 venues across New York City, and Blake is a proud original native of Portage, Michigan! Hey Portage!

Blake produced, directed, and played in his own music festival at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Collaborating with six different choreographers from ballet to hip-hop, a string quartet and jazz sextet.

Partnering with the Parks and Recreation department in Portage, Michigan, Blake conceived the idea of "Hike To A Concert". This event was an active music immersion experience encouraging exploration, adventure, physical movement, and offering the deep rewards of wild nature and live music combined.  "Hike To A Concert" happened summer of 2015 and 2016. Over 250 folks hiked to the event.

Blake was selected as a Musician in Residence at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. He spent four weeks collaborating with musicians from around the world.

In 2014 Blake participated in the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Program at Northwestern University.

As an educator Blake has taught master classes at Denison University and Kalamazoo College, lecturing on song interpretation, acting, voice, and the demands of being a sustainable artist in New York City.

He has taught widely in the NYC area, been a guest artist at Interlochen Arts Academy, and Red Mountain Theatre Company in Alabama. He has taught improvisation at Mesa Charter High School in Brooklyn, and Music & Theatre at the International Baccalaureate Dwight School in Manhattan. Blake graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.