Tammy Whetham’s love and passion for storytelling has taken her down many avenues as a singer, actor, dancer, voice-artist, and educator. Her versatility has provided her opportunities on stage, on camera, and behind the mic.
Tammy holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in voice from Wilfrid Laurier University where she studied under the direction of Daniel Lichti and Kathleen Brett. She has attended the Banff Professional Musical Theatre Training Intensive (2012, 2013) and the NYU Steinhardt: Summer Study in Musical Theatre (2009) where she worked with many NYC choreographers, directors, and voice teachers. She regularly attends classes across the city of Toronto working with coaches from Armstrong Acting Studios, Pro-Actor’s Lab, Sears & Switzer, Second City, among others.
This past fall Tammy performed in the New Sunshine Festival’s production of Wild Blue Yonder. A few past performance highlights include singing in the chorus for Josh Groban’s Stages tour at the Sony Centre and traveling across the globe at sea with Japan Cruise Line. As a member of the ensemble Arcady, Tammy performs regularly under the direction of composer/conductor Ronald Beckett. This past year Tammy had the pleasure of directing two of Arcady’s staged productions. Tammy has appeared as a featured soloist with The Rose Gold Classics, Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra, The Habourtown Sound, and at the Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts. With Confidential Musical Theatre Project she performed the role of Fay Apple in Anyone Can Whistle and Kate Murphy in Titanic. Other stage credits include, Amber in Hairspray, Holly in The Wedding Singer, Jane in Two & Two Make Sex, Heather in Nana’s Naughty Knickers, Shelley in Batboy, and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown.
Tammy has studied voice pedagogy with Jeanie LoVetri through Somatic Voicework℠ The LoVetri Method (2012) from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University. She has also studied voice pedagogy with Dr. Brian Gill at the NYU Summer Vocal Pedagogy Intensive (2015). She is in high demand as a voice teacher for her passion and understanding of the voice. Her teaching has lead to directing children’s musical theatre programs and presenting performance and audition masterclasses. Along with her colleague Amie Debrone, Tammy teaches a voice pedagogy workshop called Belting is Your Birthright.
Tammy currently teaches from her private studios in Cambridge and Toronto and at Bravo Academy of the Performing Arts. Tammy is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. As an adjudicator and juror, Tammy has worked for organizations and festivals such as the Merriam Music Festival, Ontario Arts Council, Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, the Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing – Student Auditions.
Tammy wears many hats as a performer, teacher, director, and publicist. With a passion for learning and educating others, Tammy regularly takes part in workshops and seminars both as a performer and teacher.