Brad Wendt

Brad W.

Elgin, IL
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Brad is a professional improviser who trained and worked with “The Second City” for 3 years. Now He does musical theater along with stand up comedy and teaching improv to kids with CYT (Christian Youth Theater). He’s been doing improv comedy for 8 years and musical theater for 13 years! He’s played roles such as:
Alex the Lion in Madagascar
Mr. warbucks in Annie
Bert in Mary Poppins
Roger in Rent
William Barfee in Putnam spelling bee
Beast in Beauty and the Beast
Bobby Strong in Urinetown
The Cat in The Hat in Suessical
And most recently
Jesus in Godspell!

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up

Reviews (13)

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Nana Cho Dec 6, 2019

My 9-year old daughter needed a help with musical audition prep in last minute. Since we moved to another location, Brad was recommended by one of the CYT teachers we new at the previous location. As soon as Brad started the lesson, he knew exactly what was needed to be casted in a show. We only had two lessons before the audition, but his key point lessons were good enough to get a roll in the show for my daughter. We will definitely seek for Brad for next audition prep.

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Ben Y. Nov 22, 2019
Improv Acting · Online

Sarah Nov 1, 2019
Improv Comedy · In studio

Brad's improv is top-notch, and he's helped me develop and round off the rough edges in my own routines. Highly recommended.

Drew Nov 1, 2019
Acting · Online

Brad helped me get into the correct mind set of auditioning, character building, voice control and projection, ect. Very knowledgeable and fun to work with. Highly Recommended!

Cristina M. Oct 25, 2019
Acting · Online

JC L. Oct 19, 2019
Improv Acting · Online

Brad was really well prepared for the lesson. He took the time to understand the goals and gave helpful feedback afterwards.

Chris Huff Jul 7, 2019
Musical Theater · In home

Brad was really fun to work with, has a true teaching gift, and taught a huge amount of information in a small amount of time.

Nick Jul 3, 2019
Audition Prep · In studio

I’ve gone to Brad before the last 3 auditions I did and he has helped tremendously. He’s very knowledgeable when it comes to understanding a monologue. Brad cares about this art form and thinks far beyond just saying lines with an emotion and it shows. I highly recommend you ask him for help on your next audition.

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Laura Jul 2, 2019
Improv Comedy · In studio

Brad has been my daughter’s (age 13) improv teacher for a year. It has been such a great experience for her! Brad is patient, encouraging, and fun. His wit resonates so well with her and his example and prompting have not only helped her with improv, but also with how she responds and interacts with others in general. He communicates in a way that she understands and helps her to feel confident in expressing herself (no fear of repercussions or embarrassment) - easy-going and in a way that has helped her grow. Five plus plus stars!!

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Gina Beck, Class Coordinator for CYT Chicago Jul 1, 2019
Improv Acting · In studio

Brad is a FANTASTIC teacher! He has taught many classes with Christian Youth Theater (CYT) and is our Improv coach in McHenry county. Our kids and parents absolutely adore him!!! He works so well with the kids that at our annual overnight camp this summer, one of his students was able to lead an improv game in front of 120 people. Our kids have grown enormously through Brad’s teaching and they just love being around him.

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Dawn Jul 1, 2019
Acting · In home

Brad was able to help my daughter prepare for lead role in Mary Poppins. It was her first lead role where she was literally on stage from beginning to end. He worked through pauses and reflection on character. She delivered a better performance because of Brad.

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Melody Jun 29, 2019
Musical Theater · In studio

Brad is an incredibly talented singer and actor. I highly recommend him to help you prepare for your next audition!

Adam Jun 28, 2019
Musical Theater · Online

One of the most valuable things an instructor can offer is lessons they’ve learned from their real-world experience—and Brad has a ton of theatre and comedy/improv experience! He’s always fun to work with, has a great sense of humor, is very personable and has a lot of theatrical wisdom to offer! I would highly suggest you reach out to him and give his lessons a go!

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Middle School Improv Teacher
Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

CYT McHenry County

Auditions and Callbacks Teacher
Nov 2018 - Feb 2019

CYT McHenry County

Improv Coach
Aug 2018 - Nov 2018

CYT McHenry County

Middle School Improv Teacher
Aug 2018 - Nov 2018

CYT Cook County


Improv Conservatory Training
Oct 2017 - Nov 2018

The Second City

Improv Training
Apr 2016 - Oct 2017

The Second City



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Improv Training Certificate
Oct 2017

The Second City: Chicago

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