Ms. Wendy Federman / A Nine-Time Tony Award Winning Theatre
Wendy Federman is a nine-time Tony Award winning theatre and film producer. She has also received an Olivier Award, eight Drama Desk Awards, eleven Outer Critics Circle Awards, and thirteen Drama League Awards for many of her over 80 co-productions. Wendy has a tremendous commitment to the theater arts and the generosity of her time is evident in her numerous philanthropic causes related to her profession. Wendy has served as guest lecturer for many charitable foundations and spent countless hours throughout her career mentoring aspiring producers, actors and writers. She has been a continuous source of support and encouragement to interns and creative students of the arts providing advice and guidance enabling them to begin their own successful careers. When her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Wendy co-founded a new annual fund-raising event, “Broadway’s Got Guts,” which directly benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding cures for both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Wendy has co-chaired the annual “Broadway’s Got Guts” event for the last four years.
Wendy is a proud member of the John F. Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts whose mission is to fulfill President Kennedy’s vision by producing and presenting the greatest examples of music, dance, and theater; supporting artists in the creation of new work; and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.
Wendy Federman is a 2019 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. This annual medal is awarded to 100 Americans whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor recognizes individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity. They do so while acknowledging their debt to their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America.
Wendy is the chair of the Nominating Committee and also serves as co-chair of the annual Chita Rivera Awards event which celebrates the superb achievements of the top dancers and choreographers on Broadway and in film. Wendy has also served as trustee on several significant Boards including:
- The Foundation for Gender Equality
- Bergen Performing Arts Center
- Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey
- MCC Theater
- Penguin Repertory Theater