Wensday Greenbaum, also known as Miss Wensday, is a performing artist, singer, songwriter, actress, theatre and voice educator. While writing music that combines elements of rock, jazz, trip-hop, tango and blues, she is inextricably drawn to the torch songs of the past and to the past in general. She is currently booking shows with an ever growing vintage jazz band The Cotillions who have won Best Jazz Act in the Motif Music Awards four years in a row. In the works for several years is an album that is the culmination of a collaboration between Wensday and hip-step pioneer DJ I Cue called When Is Day. Classically trained in Drama with a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts, she also creates outlandish characters, performing comedy and song at Neo Vaudeville events and cabarets. Miss Wensday was just named Best Vaudeville Performer in The Motif Theatre Awards. Her critically acclaimed album Torch Rock(2007) was produced and co-written by legendary guitarist, songwriter, and producer Dick Wagner of Desert Dreams Records. Torch Rock was on the 2008 Grammy Ballot in nine categories including “Best Blues Vocal” and “Record of the Year.” While with Desert Dreams she shared the stage with Alice Cooper, Stephen Stills, Michelle Branch, Tesla and Todd Rundgren to name drop a few and was accompanied by such masters as Fred Mandel and Sid Jacobs. Alice Cooper has often been quoted for calling her “the other girl next door.” Wensday has toured the past two summers with Dick Wagner on his “Take No Prisoners Tour” throughout Michigan and Ontario. Highlights include a performance at The Windsor Blues Festival in Windsor, Ontario in 2013 and in 2014 Wensday was so grateful to play in Dick Wagner’s final show at the beautiful Lebowsky Theatre in Owosso, MI. Dick’s recent passing leaves a hole on Wensday’s heart that can only be filled with his memories and the music that they made together. Before being signed to Desert Dreams and moving to Phoenix Wensday was the Associate Director for All Children’s Theatre, a not for profit children’s theatre in Providence, RI. In 2010 she directed The Birdcage for Dynamic Theatre in Providence in conjunction with RI Pride and as an actress, she played the part of Esther in Arlene Violet’s world premiere musical The Family at Trinity Repertory in Providence. She is currently teaching theatre, musical theatre and voice for several different performing arts organizations as well as coaching a number of private students. Spreading awareness about domestic violence and violence against women and children, she has worked directly with victims of domestic abuse, teaching theatre, voice and movement as a means of healing and empowerment. An ordained minister, Wensday has performed several weddings as The Irreverend Wendy Beth, and yes, that was her on jackass.
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