Spirited Survivor and Inspiring Performer:
Don't be deceived by her youthful exuberance! Wambui Bahati is a vibrant presence with over five decades of acclaimed experience in professional theater and public speaking. Her journey spans multiple cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Wambui studied at New York University School of the Arts (now known as Tisch School of the Arts); she began her illustrious career with a bang as an original cast member of Godspell at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. and soon graced the Broadway stage in Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Wambui's rich repertoire includes leading roles in regional and touring productions like The Wiz, The Magic Show, Joseph Papp's rock adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona, Nunsense, and Crowns. Her powerful performances continue to captivate audiences, while her range and versatility demonstrate her theatrical prowess.
In a brave exploration of pressing societal issues, she crafted two internationally acclaimed shows, Balancing Act and I Am Domestic Violence, which she wrote, produced, and starred in. Both performances offer entertainment and insightful exploration of mental health and domestic violence.
Her unique talent extends to custom shows and presentations that she designs to resonate with specific themes or audiences. Renowned organizations like the National Organization for Women, Habitat for Humanity, and the Jimmy Carter Center have commissioned her work.
Honors bestowed upon Wambui include the Woman of Achievement Award from the Greensboro Commission on Women, the Belle Ringer Image Award from Bennett College, the Lionel Aldridge Award (a national honor
recognizing individuals who provide extraordinary service and courage on behalf
of people with mental illnesses), and the President's Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, North Carolina. In recognition of her tireless service, the mayor of Toledo, Ohio, issued a proclamation in her honor.
Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, Wambui now resides in New York City, cherishing her roles as a mother, grandmother, and passionate crafts educator. She has shared her love for crafting through online tutorials for over five years.
Wambui has also made waves as an author, penning the empowering autobiographical work, You Don't Know Crazy - My Life Before, During, After, Above and Beyond Mental Illness.
Her driving passion: "Reminding You of Your Magnificence." This passion radiates through her every endeavor, empowering individuals and transforming lives.
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. Don't hesitate to contact her today to discuss how she can tailor her presentation to suit your audience and create a truly memorable experience.