Julie is an award-winning actress, singer, and writer who has appeared on stages across the country. Acting highlights include performing in Broadway revivals and national tours of Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Spring Awakening. Favorite regional appearances include leading roles in Once (Wilde Award, "Best Leading Actress in a Musical"), Rags (SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award and Theatre Bay Area Award "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" nominations), The Fantasticks, Our Town, The Golem of the Havana, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She won both the Gold Medal and Johnny Mercer Award in the American Traditions Vocal Competition, and was a semifinalist in the Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition. She has lent her voice to the Oscars, the Tonys, and America's Got Talent. Her debut jazz album, Introducing Julie Benko, is available on all streaming platforms. She holds a BFA in Drama and an MFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In her spare time, she loves to practice the clarinet, learn foreign languages on free phone apps, and play with her rescue cat, Thelonious Monk.
Broadway and Jazz
This changes! But lately, "What's Gonna Happen" from Tootsie.