Four decades ago, she was known as “Little Julie Budd.” She was just 12 years old, but already her reputation was huge and she was destined for major success. Throughout her career, she has co-starred with such legendary performers as Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, George Burns, Liberace and Carol Burnett. She continues to perform gigs around the country with “A Chorus Line” computer Marvin Hamlisch.
A sophisticated musical stylist who is often compared to Barbra Streisand, Budd has performed at major symphony halls worldwide, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall and the London Palladium. She is equally comfortable in intimate cabaret performances, particularly at New York’s famed Algonquin, which she calls her “lucky room.”
In her popular revue, “Showstoppers!” Budd toasts Broadway’s best, including big moments like “If He Walked Into My Life,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Tonight,” and “Ten Cents a Dance,” along with a few movie tunes such as “My Shining Hour” and “It Might As Well Be Spring.” On “He Had Refinement,” you can close your eyes and hear the late, great Shirley Booth stopping the show in “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.”
Displaying a mastery of phrasing, Budd knows just when to croon, caress or belt out a lyric. The New York Observer called her vocal power “positive pyrotechnic.” Budd – a “Showstopper” all by herself, will recreate these big moments of Broadway like no one else can!
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