Lehr, Wendy


Wendy Lehr, is perhaps best known in the Twin Cities for her long association with The Children’s Theatre Company. Since 1966 she has acted in over 130 productions and directed more than 20. She was Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education from 1990-1998. Her regional credits include four seasons with The Arizona Theatre Company playing such diverse roles as Ariel in “The Tempest” and Big Mama in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” She taught for two summers in ATC’s Summer Theatre for youth. Wendy has an ongoing association with Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, Fla. as actor, director and choreographer. She has also appeared several times at Lyric Opera Cleveland as well as directing and choreographing.

Wendy has worked at The Stratford Festival in Canada and The National Arts Centre in Ottawa. In 1999 she choreographed Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” for the National Theatre of Hungary. Other international credits include co-directing “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” which performed at Nissei Theatre in Tokyo and she taught movement at The Nouvelle Ecole de Danse in Perugia, Italy.

Closer to home, Wendy has acted at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, The History Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Guthrie Theater and The Jungle Theatre. She has directed at Park Square and The Ordway Theatre.

She was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota where she directed two productions, and has been a guest teacher at Augsburg college for the past six years. Wendy has taught residencies and master classes for Boston University, St. Olaf College, and The National Opera Company. She has taught and directed for SteppingStone Theater and has been a faculty member at The Lundstrum Center and Plymouth PlayShop.