About Erik Wakar

Erik Wakar is a third-year student at IU studying Piano Performance, plus minors in Mathematics, French, and Spanish. Much of her experience is in musical theatre, including credits for IU Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Keyboard 2), and Carrie: The Musical (Keyboard 2). For University Players: Ordinary Days (Piano), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Keyboard 1), Lizzie the Musical (Keyboard 1). Other: The Light in the Piazza (Music Director, Piano), The Last Five Years (Piano), Merrily We Roll Along (Piano/Conductor). Having arrived at IU with experience both on stage acting and as the pianist for theatre, she is now getting more involved in the artistic process through music direction.

Outside of musical theatre, she is also a member of the improv troupe Full Frontal Comedy, she is the pianist for IU’s Singing Hoosiers, and she is an accomplished collaborative pianist for art song.

Recent Credits

Vox Pop! a post-democratic musical

IU Theatre — Music Director / Piano-Vocal Arranger

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

IU Theatre — Associate Conductor/ Keyboard