Wendi Bergamini hails from Northern California, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. When dared to audition for a solo line in her middle school choir concert, Wendi met the challenge, and succeeded in singing “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes…”in their auditorium holiday concert. This was soon followed by other school solo performances of “Wind Beneath My Wings” and other early ‘90’s classic hits.
Wendi earned her BFA in theatre with an emphasis in acting from UCBS’s acclaimed west coast program. She went on to perform with major regional companies, including CLOSBC, The Western Stage, before quickly finding her way to New York City. Immediately in love with the vibrancy of New York's artistic community, she found her new home.
A true triple threat, Wendi has performed in the Broadway hit revivals of: Evita, starring Ricky Martin and directed by Michael Grandage, choreographed by Rob Ashford; Promises, Promises, playing the role of Miss Olson opposite Kristen Chenoweth and Sean Hayes; and the breathtaking revival of South Pacific, directed by Bartlett Sher and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Wendi toured the US in the 1st national tour of The Light in the Piazza, playing the role of the fiery sister-in-law Franca Naccarelli, under the direction of Bartlett Sher. Her other touring credits include: the 25th Anniversary national tour of Evita, directed by Hal Prince; Guys & Dolls; and the role of Jellylorum in Cats.
Wendi has had the good fortune to perform three times on the Tony Awards as a member of the Broadway companies of South Pacific, Promises, Promises, and Evita.
Recently, Wendi has had the incredible opportunity to work on new material in readings/labs directed by Kathleen Marshall, Casey Nicholaw, Rob Ashford, Jerry Mitchell, Scott Schwartz, and Susan Stroman. She is passionate about new work, and feels so fortunate to get to work on new material by writers such as Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Henry Krieger, Scott Frankel & Michael Korie, Matt Sklar & Chad Beguelin, and Michael Weiner & Alan Zachary. Wendi also works closely with the up and coming composer Micah Young, performing his work around New York City. She can be heard on the Broadway revival cast recordings of Promises, Promises, and Evita, as well as a handful of Carols for a Cure recordings through BCEFA.
In addition to theatre, Wendi has also worked for Rockstar Games, doing motion capture work for L.A. Noir as well as a currently unreleased new project. She also toured the globe as a featured soloist performer aboard the Queen Elizabeth II.
Wendi currently studies acting with the renowned teacher Wynn Handman, the amazing Craig Carnelia, and she studies voice with Liz Caplan & Karen Dryer. She also trained at ACT in San Francisco, the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, and the Michael Howard Studios.
Fun facts: Wendi is passionate about salsa, swimming, well-constructed harmonies, nature preservation & going green, as well as her family & loving husband.
She is represented by The Mine for theatre/film/TV, and Atlas Talent for commercials/VO/motion capture work.