Classically trained, Wendy has performed leading roles in the UK, Australia and international touring productions in musical theatre, plays and cameos in film and TV. Her varied and extensive performing career also includes concert performances, recordings and TVC’s.
After completing a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Conservatorium of Music in Australia majoring in piano and voice, she then studied acting at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts. Wendy also trained in all styles of dance at Bodenweiser and Sydney Dance Company.
Wendy graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University with an academic master’s degree in Musical Theatre, pathway producing. Wendy studied Shakespeare at RADA in London and performed the role of Elizabeth in Richard III in the Shakespeare in Action course. Recently, Wendy has been cast in the 2022 postponed West End production of Hello Dolly as Mrs Rose, u/s to Imelda Staunton as Dolly Levi moreover, she can be seen in cameo roles in Everybody's Talking About Jamie the film and The Crown, series 4.
Theatre credits include The Sound of Music-UK/Ireland tour as Frau Schmidt, u/s Mother Abbess and Sister Margaretta; Aspects of Love-Sydney as Elizabeth; Wicked-International and UK tours as Midwife and u/s Madame Morrible; Chicago-UK/Ireland and International tours as Mama Morten; Sound of Music-Stevenage as Mother Abbess; Pantoland!-London as Fairy Liquid; Come Dine With A Top Chef In Hell's Kitchen-London as Mabel; Sprint Marathon-London as Trainer 1; Sleeping Beauty-Malvern as The Good Snowflake Fairy; Fiddler on the Roof-UK/EU Tour as Yente; Fiddler on the Roof-Savoy Theatre London-Fruma Sarah and Shandel, u/s Golde, Yente, Grandma and assistant dance captain; Fiddler on the Roof-Australian Opera-Sydney; Mamma Mia!-International Tours as Greek Granny, u/s Rosie, Tanya and Donna; Oliver!-Singapore as Mrs Sowerberry; Oliver!-Australia as Pretty Little Sally, u/s Widow Corney, Mrs Sowerberry, old Sally, Mrs Bedwin; Wizard of Oz-Sydney; The Phantom of The Opera-Australia and New Zealand as Confidante, u/s Carlotta, Wardrobe Mistress and Mme Firman; Turandot-Sydney Football Stadium; Cats-Australia and South-East Asian tour as u/s Jellylorum/Griddlebone, Jennyanydots/Gumbie; Chess-Sydney; Company-Sydney Seymour Centre as Joanne.
Her credits for the Australian Opera in Sydney and Melbourne include Verdie's Requiem Mass; Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg; Fidelio; Der Rosenkavalier; Tosca; Adriana Lecouvreur; Le Nozze Di Figaro; Peter Grimes; Maria Stuarda; Romeo and Juliette; Fiddler On The Roof; L'Italiana In Algeri and Mer De Glace.
Some of Wendy's concert credits include Into The Woods-Melbourne as Cinderella's Mother and Step-Mother; Absolutely Not Entertainment-Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as Duelling Divas/ Hollywood Sirens; Phantomime; Absolutely Phantomless; Australian Opera Benevolent Concert; 2000 Australian Olympic Concert; 2001 Government House Australia Day; Gilbert and Sullivan concert-Sydney Opera House and Sunday in the Apartment in London.
Wendy has recorded six CDs, including cast recordings of The Wizard Of Oz, Fiddler On The Roof, Nursery Rhymes for the NSW Department of Education and Mer De Glace-Australian Opera ABC-FM Broadcast.
She has appeared in various television commercials, variety and mini-series, films, session singing and voiceovers.
2019 Headshots by Adam Hills Photography.
My webpage has photos and costume shots from various productions over the years.
Commercial and album cover shot by Michael David Smith Photography.