Variety, Actor, Jazz, Pop, Symphony Pops Artists, Female, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Hailed as one of the most sophisticated, sensitive and dynamic singers today, Julie Budd began her professional career at the age of twelve, in a Catskill Mountains talent show where she caught the attention of producer/arranger Herb Bernstein.
Within six months Julie signed a major recording contract, and appeared on the Merv Griffin Show where she received a standing ovation from both the audience and the staff. Merv immediately took Julie under his wing, and from there she went on to appear on several major TV shows, including the Tonight Show, on which she has been a frequent guest.
Throughout her career, Julie has co-starred with such legendary performers as: Frank Sinatra, Bill Crosby, Joan Rivers, George Burns, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Liberace and Robert Klein, to name a few.
Julie has also headlined in her own one-woman show and appeared in concert in: Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New York's Avery Fisher Hall, Washington DC's The Kennedy Centre, The London Palladium, Tel Aviv's Israeli Arts Center and with major symphonies throughout the country, including the National Symphony (Washington DC) with Marvin Hamlisch..
Successful in her acting career, she has appeared in dramatic productions at New York's Circle Repertory Theatre, and Playwright's Horizons. In addition, Julie has starred in Neil Simon's They're Playing Our Song, and also on Broadway in Catskills On Broadway. Julie made her film debut co-starring with Bill Crosby and Elliot Gould in Disney's The Devil and Max Devlin, where she received glowing notices.
"Julie Budd belts with the unguarded force of a diva!" -- Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Julie Budd can sing anything better than almost anybody else... her vocal power is positively pyrotechnic." -- Rex Reed, New York Observer
"...draws listeners into her lyrics." -- People Magazine
"A show-stopping voice, astonishing range and dynamics...she makes many an old favorite fresh again!" -- Philip Elwood San Francisco Examiner
"Budd's a polished pro...she can hold a note forever!" -- Chip Deffaa, New York Post
"...Perfect Intonation."-- Los Angeles Times
Listen to Julie Budd
- Weekend In New England
- Let's Face The Music and Dance
- I Will Wait For You
- If You Could See Me Now
- Home At Last
Top photo: Julie Budd with Mark Sonder, backstage at The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC after her performance with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch.