About Wambui Bahati

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Wambui ———— Pronounced: WHAM BOO EE 

Spirited Survivor and Inspiring Performer: 

Meet Wambui Bahati, a spirited survivor who defied the odds and rose to new heights when everyone around her believed her life as a productive citizen had come to an end. Despite being told by doctors that she would spend the rest of her life in and out of mental institutions, Wambui chose to live and thrive.

Over the past 30 years, Wambui has dedicated herself to researching and studying various life-altering strategies, ultimately leading her to the Lord Jesus Christ. Today, as a born-again Christian, Wambui credits God's grace and mercy for her continued strength and resilience.

With over fifty years of professional theater and public speaking experience in the United States, Canada, and Australia, Wambui Bahati captivates audiences with her youthful looks, boundless energy, and powerful performances. A survivor of mental illness and domestic abuse, she combines life lessons, wisdom, and her talents as a performing artist to inspire and motivate thousands in unique and impactful ways.

Wambui studied theater at New York University School of the Arts (now the Tisch School of the Arts) and made her professional debut in Godspell at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Since then, she has performed in numerous Broadway shows and Broadway show tours. Her theater credits include starring roles in:

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (Joseph Papp's rock version)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • The Magic Show
  • Little Ham
  • Nunsense
  • Godspell
  • Don't Bother Me; I Can't Cope
  • Gone With the Wind – the musical
  • The Wiz
  • Crowns

Not only a talented performer, Wambui also writes and produces her own shows. Her one-woman musical, Balancing Act, addresses mental illness, while her play, I Am Domestic Violence, tackles another critical issue. Both productions have received international acclaim for their unique and innovative approaches.

Wambui's dedication and contributions to the performing arts and mental health awareness have earned her numerous awards, including:

  • Woman of Achievement Award from the Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women
  • A Belle Ringer Image Award from Bennett College
  • Lionel Aldridge Award (a national honor recognizing individuals who provide extraordinary service and courage on behalf of people with mental illnesses)
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, North Carolina's President's Award
  • A proclamation from the mayor of the city of Toledo, Ohio

In addition to her extensive performing arts background, Wambui creates customized shows and presentations based on specific themes or topics. She also shares her love for crafting through tutorial videos for a Netherlands-based company and on her YouTube channel, Wambui Made It. As a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Wambui is the proud mother of two adult daughters and granddaughters.

Wambui has authored an autobiographical book, "You Don't Know Crazy - My Life Before, During, After, Above, and Beyond Mental Illness," which chronicles her journey and experiences. This inspiring performer and storyteller is a living witness to the strength of tenacity, faith, and self-reinvention.

When booking Wambui Bahati for your event, you can expect a captivating and thought-provoking performance that entertains, educates, and inspires your audience. Her ability to connect with attendees and share her powerful story of overcoming adversity will leave a lasting impact.

Don't miss the opportunity to bring Wambui Bahati's engaging presence, compelling storytelling, and valuable insights to your next event. Please contact her today to discuss how she can tailor her presentation to suit your audience and create a truly memorable experience.

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