Lyle Blaker

Performer, Blue Man Group

Lyle Blaker was born and raised in West Liberty, Ohio. From an early age, Lyle loved to entertain. Being the middle child he learned how to make his siblings and family laugh and entertaining was often a tool to get him out of trouble. His father would often jokingly say, “I only keep you around because you make me laugh!” It wasn’t until the end of high school that the idea of becoming an actor became a viable option, much to his parents delight (he says with total sarcasm.) He attended the country’s oldest acting school in New York City, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and graduated in 2007 as the recipient of the academy’s “Best Obtained Stage Speech and Dialect” award. 

After graduation, Lyle performed in and coached various improv groups in New York City and worked as a production assistant for the A&E Network before auditioning to become a Blue Man in 2010. The Blue Man role appealed to him because it is a mix of everything he loved doing growing up- music, drumming, improve and comedy. 

Lyle Blaker was born and raised in West Liberty, Ohio. From an early age, Lyle loved to entertain. Being the middle child he learned how to make his siblings and family laugh and entertaining was often a tool to get him out of trouble. His father would often jokingly say, “I only keep you around because you make me laugh!” It wasn’t until the end of high school that the idea of becoming an actor became a viable option, much to his parents delight (he says with total sarcasm.) He attended the country’s oldest acting school in New York City, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and graduated in 2007 as the recipient of the academy’s “Best Obtained Stage Speech and Dialect” award. 

After graduation, Lyle performed in and coached various improv groups in New York City and worked as a production assistant for the A&E Network before auditioning to become a Blue Man in 2010. The Blue Man role appealed to him because it is a mix of everything he loved doing growing up- music, drumming, improve and comedy. 

Website
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Lectures

9.28.2017 (55:31)

BostonTalks: Connection