Drama faculty member Wendy Waterman’s directing credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Postcards, Nine, Top of the World, Moll Flanders, and I Can’t Keep Running in Place. She performed in the British premiere of Follies, the premiere of Sullivan and Gilbert by Kenneth Ludwig, and Romeo and Juliet with Robert Sean Leonard. Companies and venues where she has coached, directed, and performed include the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Shakespeare Company, Players Theater Columbus, the American Stage Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Circle Repertory, and the Kennedy Center. She has worked as a vocal consultant at the Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, George Street Playhouse, Chautauqua Conservatory Theater Company, the Acting Company, and Prince Music Theater. She was a dialect consultant for U.S. productions of Mamma Mia!.
She was the chair of voice and music for Collaborative Arts Project 21 and N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts. Born in San Pedro, Calif., Waterman received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California School of Music. She studied vocal technique with Arthur Lessac and Eleanor Steber and trained in the work of Edith Skinner. She studied the history of English language, acoustics, and physiology of the human voice at N.Y.U. Waterman has been a Juilliard faculty member since 2000 and teaches voice and speech in the Drama Division.