A native of North Dakota, Wes Webb is an actor, singer, writer, composer, and master teacher living in Minneapolis. Wes has performed lead and ensemble roles with companies all over the Twin Cities including Park Square Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and History Theatre, and has most recently been seen in Guys and Dolls at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in New York.
Wes worked as an artist and educator in New York City for sixteen years. During that time, he worked as Education Director of National Dance Institute, an organization founded in 1976 by New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d'Amboise that brings dance classes to thousands of students in NYC public schools. He also served as Artistic Director of Youth Pride Chorus, a group that harnesses the power of the performing arts to galvanize the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight youth as agents of change. As YPC Artistic Director, Wes directed twenty-two shows and countless outreach and benefit performances including The GLAAD Media Awards, GLSEN’s Respect Awards, PFLAG’s Straight for Equality featuring Liza Minnelli, Broadway Backwards with Tituss Burgess, and several performances with Cyndi Lauper. For nearly a decade, Wes conducted and performed with Our Lady J's Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir.
Wes is the owner and founder of Wes Webb Studio, training actors, singers, and teachers, and providing artist-in-residence programs in the public schools. Wes has taught students from Kindergarten to college as a teacher in the public schools and as a faculty member at New York University and The University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Gradute Musical Theatre Writing Program and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
height: 6’5” weight: 195
vocal range: baritone, low d to high g
Guys and Dolls, Big Jule, dir. Ricky Hinds, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Passion, Count Ludovic, Minneapolis Musical Theatre
Shenandoah, James, Frostfire Theatre
The School For Scandal, ensemble, dir. Joe Dowling, Guthrie Theater
First Ladies of Ramsey County, James, dir. Ron Peluso, History Theatre
The Fantasticks, Matt, dir. Gary Gisselman, Park Square Theatre
Hair, Claude, dir. Michael Brindisi, University Theatre, U of M
The Mikado, ensemble, G & S Very Light Opera Co.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
M. F. A. Musical Theatre Writing New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Bachelor of Music University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN
Acting: Jen Waldman, Michael Forman, Gary Gisselman
Viewpoints & Laban: Jen Waldman, Steve Pacek
Voice: Tom Burke, Stephen Houtz, Rosalind Laskin
MUSIC: piano - solid with pop/rock charts; trumpet & saxophone - performance level with a week to practice; basic flute & clarinet; very strong sight-singer; composer/lyricist
DANCE: basic jazz & tap
LANGUAGE: proficient in French & Italian
TEACHING: music & theatre teacher dedicated to empowering underserved youth