He was a "gleek" at Lexington High School in Massachusetts. Ellis graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, but it took him fifteen years (since getting a gig and dropping out was a good thing) to get a degree. He has a band, "Brad Ellis Little Big Band." Ellis was elected the honor of "PERSON OF THE YEAR" by Donate Life Hollywood in 2011.
Ellis worked with Robert Ulrich before when he was casting a show that was all Elton John music that Shaun Cassidy was creating, so Ulrich thought of him for Glee. He was a guest performer for the Harvard Pops Orchestra concert.
Ellis has been profiled by CNN, NPR, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine and The Boston Globe.
|2009-present||Glee||Brad (the Piano Player)||2009 - present (+80 episodes)|
|2011||Team Apparition||Organ Specialist||short|
|2012||Bunheads||Piano Player/Brad||2012 - 2013 (7 episodes)|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Picks and Pans Review: Hello, My Name Is ... Brad Ellis Glee's Dour Pianist
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Brad Ellis: 'Glee's' Piano Man, Perfectly Happy With The Silent Treatment
- ↑ Piano Player on Glee Gives From his Heart for Donate Life
- ↑ Musical pair Brad Ellis and Eydie Alyson presents “Broadway Baby Boomers”
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 ‘Glee’ composer/arranger/music director BRAD ELLIS
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 'Glee' piano player happy as a 'sub-lebrity'