JULIE BUDD is one of the most exciting singers in music today. Since her career began, she has appeared on some of the most prestigious stages in the world and alongside some of the most illustrious stars in performance history. This unique experience coupled with her own dazzling musical gifts, provide Julie with the rare opportunity of bringing something fresh & something legendary to every song she sings. Julie brings heart to her music, making her the quintessential singer of our day; and earning Julie, her very own Musical Legacy.
While enjoying a celebrated and multi-faceted career in music, Julie’s credits also include: television, film, NYC concert halls & theatrical stages; as well as appearing with some of the greatest symphony orchestras throughout the country and around the world!
THE NEW YORK TIMES raved in a glowing, full two-page retrospective declaring JULIE BUDD, “THE CONSUMMATE PERFORMER!” And indeed she is!
Broadway World Award
“They Wrote the Songs”
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Metropolitan Room, NYC
JULIE BUDD began her professional career at the tender age of twelve, after winning a talent show while vacationing with her family. In the audience, was renowned Producer/Orchestrator, HERB BERNSTEIN, who recorded some of the greatest artists ever known to music, including singer/songwriter LAURA NYRO. While producing Nyros’ first hit album, Bernstein was also recording the eminent TV Talk-Show Host, MERV GRIFFIN. Herb immediately took Julie under his wing and introduced her to Merv at a recording session, in New York City. And there, as legend would have it and fate would allow, he heard her sing, “This Mini Girl with the Maxi Voice” and invited her to appear on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW. What followed as Budd’s career blossomed, were over a hundred more invitations from Merv to guest appear on his show; and over a hundred more show-stopping performances by JULIE BUDD!
Soon Julie was guest appearing on such must-see TV as: The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, The Carol Burnett Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and every other major TV and variety show in the country. In the years that followed, Julie performed and co-starred with some of the most legendary stars in show business history, including: FRANK SINATRA, DANNY THOMAS, JOAN RIVERS & LIBERACE – to name just a few.
As Julie recalls, “It was such a wonderful way of growing up and starting in the business! These Masters treated me wonderfully and taught me so much! At a time when most kids went to school, I went to work and learned from the absolute best! Each of these great performers was like a professor passing the baton to a student and I was so lucky to have known so many of them.”
CONCERTS & SYMPHONIES:
Today Julie continues to perform her concerts and one-woman shows, nationally and internationally while adding some of the most prestigious stages to her roster: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, London Palladium, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center and many of the finest Las Vegas Showrooms.
In addition, JULIE BUDD has had the extraordinary distinction of touring with the late/great MARVIN HAMLISCH, who personally invited her to be his Guest Artist for seven years. And if that’s not enough, Julie is a favorite to many of the symphony orchestras throughout the country including: Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Austin Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Philadelphia Symphony, Dallas Symphony & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
THEATRE & FILM:
Julie’s talents have taken her beyond the musical arena and into the exciting world of acting. She has appeared on the New York stage in productions with the esteemed Circle Repertory Company and Playwrights Horizons, as well as on the Broadway stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. She also appeared at the North Shore Theatre in Massachusetts starring in NEIL SIMON’S Tony-Award Winning Musical, “THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG.”
On screen, Julie starred opposite ELLIOT GOULD in THE DEVIL & MAX DEVLIN for Walt Disney Productions. It was there that she met dear friend MARVIN HAMLISCH, who with CAROL BAYER SAGER, penned three songs for Julie to sing in the film, including its theme “Roses & Rainbows.”
Other film work includes TWO LOVERS with JOAQUIN PHOENIX, GWYNETH PALTROW and ISABELLA ROSSELLINI. Julie also recorded the title song for AMY ON THE LIPS for Walt Disney and the title song and soundtrack for LIVING FREE – the sequel motion picture to BORN FREE.
Julie’s recording career includes a wide selection of songs incorporating a broad range of musical tastes and styles, all of which resonate with Budd’s own. Her CD, “Pure Imagination” [After 9 Touchwood] was in the TOP TEN of Entertainment Today and received and a FOUR-STAR rating in Stereo Review. This she followed with “If You Could See Me Now” and “The New Classics” with increasing success!
But it is her more recent, “They Wrote the Songs” for which she has garnered the greatest recognition & applause. In it, Julie pays homage to such classic, contemporary composers as: The Beatles, Ann Hampton Callaway, Anthony Newley, Paul Anka & more … with reviews that have been “SMASHING!” and “NOW!!!”
JULIE BUDD presents her latest CD entitled:
“Remembering … MR. SINATRA”
This recording is a tribute and valentine to FRANK SINATRA, who personally invited Julie to appear with him at CAESAR’S PALACE in Las Vegas, when she was just 16 years old.
“Remembering … MR. SINATRA” is Julie’s most personal and authentic work to date: “It includes selections of those incredible nights onstage when I was fortunate enough to have been personally invited by Mr. Sinatra to appear with him as his Special Guest Artist. This CD allows me to share my most memorable moments and present the music as my gift to a new generation; in the same way, it had been presented to me. “Mr. Sinatra asked that I would continue to sing these songs and it is always a privilege and an honor to do so.”
As Teacher of the Master Class, JULIE BUDD adds yet another distinguished dimension to her extraordinary credits with “THE ART OF VOCAL TECHNIQUE.” “The Art of Vocal Technique” is an advanced class and specialized lecture that Julie presents to students, universities and performing arts centers all over the country.
Additionally, Julie is currently writing her Memoirs about her incredible experiences as a child prodigy and working with some of the greatest show business legends of all time!
Julie’s philanthropic and charitable work includes her support for the VARIETY CHILDREN’S CHARITY, for whose fundraisers she has both appeared and hosted. ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, founded by her dear friend and mentor DANNY THOMAS and currently run by his incredible daughter MARLO THOMAS, is another children’s charity the Julie supports. And of course JERRY’s KIDS at MDA. For that, JULIE BUDD‘s career is filled with both, personal joy and professional achievements!
JULIE BUDD has just been honored, and inducted into the:
“BROOKLYN JEWISH HALL OF FAME”
… along with a very prestigious group of fellow inductees:
Alan Dershowitz, Elizabeth Holtzman, Senator & Chuck Schumer.
Visit Julie on her website at www.juliebudd.com; or on Facebook, where she (and not a secretary) responds and answers questions from friends & fans alike, posts photos of recent activities & special events, and keeps you posted on concerts, performances, & more!