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In our first-ever interview with Wendy Federman, an eight-time Tony Award winning producer, we delve into her Broadway expertise and ability to choose and produce shows that audiences love.

What is aProducer?

“A producer is a rare, paradoxical genius: hard-headed, soft-hearted, cautious, reckless, a hopeful innocent in fair weather, a stern pilot in stormy weather, a mathematician who prefers to ignore the laws of mathematics and trust intuition, an idealist, a realist, a practical dreamer, a sophisticated gambler, a stage-struck child. That’s a producer.” –Oscar Hammerstein II

Meet Wendy Federman

Wendy Federman is an eight-time Tony Award, seven-time Drama Desk Award, eleven-time Drama League Award, and ten-time Outer Critics Circle Award winning producer. Wendy is also a Film Producer who produced the feature film WAKEFIELD, starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. The film was an official selection of the Telluride Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival. 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. She has also served as a trustee on multiple boards including the Foundation for Gender Equality, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey, MCC Theatre and Penguin Reparatory Theatre. Wendy has served as a guest lecturer for many charitable foundations and mentors young aspiring producers, actors and writers. Wendy also serves as the chair of the Nominating Committee and 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 while raising funds for therapeutic dance classes throughout New York City. Wendy Federman with:

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