An actor, songwriter, and vocalist with supreme soul. Unpredictable, yet fluid, and freely authentic. Blake creates experiences that reawaken our strong bonds to the earth and humanity. He is a brand new father, who brings humor, improvisation, and great storytelling to his live shows. He has starred in the shows 'Wicked' and 'Mamma Mia!' on Broadway.
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. Blake is a proud native of Portage, Michigan.
Blake's newest project is a musical about founding of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.
He 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, Blake created a unique fusion of music and dance.
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 and cultivating his project, “Capturing the Spirit and Soul of Banff”.
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 around the United States as a teaching artist. Blake’s finest creation to date is his daughter Kya, who just turned 2!