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Wendy Scherl is a New York City and Scottsdale, AZ based singer and recording artist. Her critically acclaimed debut CD,
You’ll See (Harbinger Records), garnered her the prestigious 2020 LaMott Friedman award for recording from the Manhattan Association of Cabaret Artists (MAC).
Wendy started her performing career in regional theater after she was graduated with honors from Northwestern University (BA,Theater). She toured the country in featured roles such as Grace in Annie, Babe in the Pajama Game, various roles in Grease and as Jeanie in the official 20th Anniversary production of Hair in Chicago. She made her Cabaret Debut in 1988 with a sold out run at Danny’s Skylight Room (NYC) with her show The Lights and The Smiles.
Scherl took an eighteen-year hiatus to raise two sons. In 2015, Scherl returned to the cabaret scene appearing on one of New York’s oldest and most famous cabaret stages, Don’t Tell Mama, with her critically acclaimed show What Do You Do All Day, directed by multiple MAC and Backstage Bistro winner Helen Baldassare.
Scherl has been a featured performer in Richard Skipper Celebrates at The Triad (NYC) and The Laurie Beechman Theatre (NYC), Gone Too Soon at The Metropolitan Room (NYC), the Gala Benefit for Cabaret Cares at The Metropolitan Room (NYC), and Bobbie Horowitz’s MAC Award winning series It’s Just a Number.
In the summer of 2016, Scherl entered a six-week run of the highly competitive MetroStar Talent Challenge. She was awarded First Runner Up from a field of sixty talented Broadway and Cabaret performers.
Following MetroStar, Scherl began her collaboration with multiple award-winning director Barry Kleinbort, and esteemed Musical Director Christopher Denny (MD for Karen Mason and the late Julie Wilson). With Kleinbort and Denny, her show NEW Scherl in Town garnered her first nomination for Best Female Vocalist at the 2018 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Awards at BB Kings.
Following the success of her CD (produced with Kleinbort and Denny), the three collaborated again on her current show, Town and Country, which she is currently performing around the country. For Town and Country, Scherl received a nomination for Best Female Vocalist from MAC and Broadway World Cabaret Awards. Her CD, You’ll See, also received a Broadway World Nomination for Best Independent Recording.