Rico Bruce Wade
Rico is honored to return to the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. Previously, he appeared in the MSF production of Driving Miss Daisy.
Mr. Wade is an associate artist with the Flint Repertory Theater, where he has appeared in multiple productions including Death of a Salesman, The Boatman and Into The Woods.
Other credits include Ixion Ensemble's production of Broke-ology, the Riverwalk /CAP production of Jitney, and Williamston Theatre’s production of Blue Door.
He worked extensively with the Second City-Detroit, collaborating on over a dozen revues. His film work includes Ken Nelson's ‘Sincerely, Brenda,' Scot Magie's ' FOUR-NINETY' and Jeff Wray's 'Songs for My Right Side.'
In 2022, he was the recipient of an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy award for his performance in Learning Through Art – A Black Anthology of Music.
Rico is also an instructor at Wayne State University and has been a teaching artist with the Detroit Creativity Project, Planet Ant Theatre, and the Michigan Actors Studio. He'd like to thank all the connections at MSF for their support and their commitment to artistic excellence. He’d also like to thank The Lovely Marilyn, as well as Laura Kristal for setting on the path, Lyn Okkearse for showing where it could lead, and Cheryl Couch for the roadside assistance.