Julie is a Tony-nominated Broadway Producer, based in New York City. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute's 14-week producing intensive, and was recently in the top five for the Columbia University's T. Fellowship for creative producing -- she is currently developing the project she pitched. Julie was thrilled to make her Broadway debut as a Co-Producer on An American in Paris, which won 4 Tony Awards (nominated for 12, including Best Musical). The Wall Street Journal deemed An American in Paris "A masterpiece!" The new musical took home more awards than any other musical in the 2015-2016 season (including the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical) and played 623 performances at The Palace Theater, following it's sold-out world premiere in Paris at Théâtre du Châtelet. The 1st National Tour launched in Fall 2016 and the West End production began in March 2017 -- plans for a production in Japan and an international tour are underway.
Julie is currently co-producing Indecent, opening April 18th at The Cort. It is a play within a play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, about the power of love and art. Inspired by a true story, it follows playwright Sholem Asch as he writes the controversial play, God of Vengeance, and parallels the cast as they keep his work alive. It is a true testament to the fact that art matters.
Last spring she conceptualized and produced Performers4Peace, a benefit concert for Forest Whitaker's foundation (Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative) featuring performances by 21 seasoned Broadway actors from hit Broadway shows (Hamilton, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon & more!), an 11-piece band and The Broadway Dreams Foundation Choir -- the proceeds benefited WPDI's work in South Sudan. Investor in the UK Tour of Funny Girl. Upcoming projects will be announced shortly. Julie was previously a Co-Producer on Hughie (Broadway), Dames at Sea (Broadway), Peter & the Starcatcher (1st National Tour), an Associate Producer on Dreamgirls (National Tour), the Locations Manager for the web series "Submissions Only" and the Associate Producer of the University of Southern California Alumni Association's Tommy Awards. Julie is a member of The Broadway League and the League's Legislative Council, where she helped pass a bill that gives Broadway the same tax breaks afforded to Film & TV.
She grew up performing in musical theatre throughout Southern California from the age of 5. Julie was also a member of The Young Americans for numerous years, performing on a National Music Outreach Tour which focused on strengthening music programs. Inspired by her work with The Young Americans, she recently created "Broadway Day" where she took 25 of her Broadway performer friends across the river to Brooklyn's P.S. 221 to show the underserved students the importance of education and teach them how to sing, dance and act.
Additionally Julie started Boardman Productions, LLC in 2009 -- a promotional marketing + event staffing agency based in New York City, with reach nationwide -- where she works with some of the nation's leading brands. Previously she worked in various facets of the entertainment industry, from creative development at Jive Records to the music department at Lionsgate to literary management at Anonymous Content to performing on the National Tour of 42nd Street.
Julie is a proud graduate of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California (B.S. Music Industry, 2004). Since moving to the city, she has been highly involved with the USC Alumni Association -- Julie served as the Vice President of Program Development and Event Director for the USC Alumni Club of New York, and was on the advisory committee for the University's Alumni Leadership Conference. Julie was honored to receive the Widney Alumni Volunteer Award and the Spirit of Troy Award for her contributions. Over the years she has been on the host committee for various charity events, including charity: water and Roots & Wings. She resides in the West Village, and enjoys painting in her spare time.