Meet Judy Winegard

Jewish Singer, Actress, Comedian

Inspiring Performances & Talent Workshops Exclusively For Women

Judy Winegard, Jewish Music For Women

JUDY WINEGARD, on tour with the Broadway-bound production of Jekyll and Hyde when she began her return to Yiddishkeit, left her blossoming career in show business for a more promising career as a Jewish wife and mother. Judy was classically trained in the performing arts at Ithaca College earning her BFA in Drama. She has performed in musical theater on and off for over 25 years. She has been recorded on dozens of albums  including her very own CD, The Journey

Since becoming observant 15 years ago, Judy has performed exclusively for female audiences. Currently a drama and singing coach at Kol Neshamah, a creative arts summer camp for frum girls, Judy is best known in her role as the diabolical Miss Agatha Grimshaw in “A Light for Greytowers”, history’s first full- feature musical film produced for Jewish women and girls.  And  the second movie musical, The Heart That Sings, where she is the comedic and mystical fix it lady, Shterna Sarah.  These films' tremendous theatrical and vocal talents established a new standard in frum entertainment. She also taught and performed lead roles in the three just released video trio-set, Camp Bnos Yisroel . Judy was the writer, lead teacher and director of Baila’s Dance and A Time for Dance. Judy wrote and revised a total of four plays and was instrumental in re-working existing music with appropriate lyrics necessary to support the program, as well as instruct the girls in all aspects of the performing arts.

Judy most-recently starred in and co-created her own one-woman show, “The Wedding Presence,” which premiered for over 3,000 women for New York’s Ten Yad organization. In this all-new show, Judy dazzled the audience with her phenomenal singing and acting versatility as she assumed the roles of three different women whose broken relationships came to a head as they prepared for an all-important family wedding. Judy’s heartwarming portrayal of this poignant drama evokes both tears and laughter. She also performed in the “Hasty Chuppah” with an ensemble of women this past winter for over 5000 women.

It has been said that Judy is a major talent in every sense of the word, her star quality equally illuminating the comedic, dramatic, and vocal aspects of her stage performances moves the audience to dance and sing in their seats. 

Judy Winegard was classically trained in the performing arts at Ithaca College having been awarded her BFA in Drama. She has performed in musical theatre on and off for over 25 years. Since becoming observant 15 years ago, Judy has performed exclusively for female audiences. In addition to her acting career, Judy’s primary talent is singing and she has performed concerts for Jewish organizations all over the world. Judy has portrayed two major roles in Kol Neshama’s full-length musical movies, A Light for Greytowers  and The Heart That Sings which are the first full feature musical films produced for Jewish women and girls.Both movies were chosen for the Isreali Film Festival and have been shown all over the world. She also taught and performed lead roles in the three video trio-set, Camp Bnos Yisroel.

 Judy was the writer, lead teacher and director of Baila’s Dance and of course A Time for Dance. Judy wrote and revised a total of four plays and was instrumental in re-working existing music with appropriate lyrics necessary to support the program.

 Judy has been blessed that the girls she works with year in and out continually desire to come back to her programs.

 

To learn more about Judy and see a sample of a show, 
watch the video below or contact Judy now.