(Music Director/Vocal Coach/Musician) has always had a passion for musical theatre, performing both as an actor and a musician and eventually serving as a composer, arranger, music director and conductor.
She attended Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music [CCM] and earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She played bass in the onstage band for the First National Tour of Spring Awakening and was seen playing for MTV’s reality show, Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods. She has played for many other singers and shows in New York, including NYMF shows, many benefits with The Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and a number of readings and recordings of new works. In the cabaret scene, she has played at Feinstein’s, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman, The Duplex and The Annual Cabaret Convention.
As an actress, her favorite roles include Martha in The Secret Garden, Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Jen in John and Jen.
She currently serves as the Resident Music Director for Music Theatre For Young People of Kansas City [MTYP] and Broadway at Baker. She has Music Directed over 40 shows with them and in 2008 was honored with The Julie Tree, planted in honor of her musical contributions to their organization. Professionally, Julie music directed Seussical with the Kansas City Symphony, Josh Groban’s back-up chorus for his Closer Tour, and Spring Awakening’s AIDS Benefit, “Cabaret for a Cause.” She has served as the music assistant for many amazing productions including, most recently, Bring It On (Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire) and Bells are Ringing (City Center Encores!- Rob Fisher).
On the other side of the table, Julie worked for a season as Bernie Telsey’s asistant (Telsey + Company Casting) and currently serves as the East Coast Administrator for the Casting Society of America.