Artist • Lyricist • Recording Artist
Classical crossover singer and actress Julia Wade has been hailed by critics as “the female equivalent of Josh Groban.” Spanning diverse musical styles, Julia has performed nationally and internationally as a concert artist, as well as in opera, cabaret and musical theatre, including The Rome Opera and Carnegie Hall.
As a recording artist, Julia is truly at home in the studio with no less than 14 solo CDs under her belt. The 14th is her new release, “Julia Wade and Friends – A Christmas Album” with special guest artists, Jenny Burton, Rebecca Minor and Peter Link. The album is a beautiful mix of traditional favorites with new arrangements interspersed between a wonderful array of original songs by Peter Link – all capturing the joy and hope of Christmas.
Julia’s solo recordings have largely been produced and orchestrated by Broadway composer and record producer Peter Link. Her full discography also includes children’s albums and cast/concept albums. Julia has been featured on compilation recordings with various artists including Jenny Burton, Chieli Minucci, Cynthia Clawson, Jan Horvath, William Burden, Steve Blanchard, Judy McLane and Georgia Engel.
As a concert artist, Julia tours her concerts all over the United States, taking her audiences on an inspirational journey which has been described as “evocative” and “beautifully entertaining all the while your soul is being nourished!”
Julia’s work in Inspirational music includes her successful 7-year run as the Soloist of the world headquarters of a major international church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in in Boston, MA where she performed and was broadcast live on the internet weekly, singing in both English and Spanish. She is credited with expanding the music worldwide by bringing new music and innovative ideas to the broadcast services.
2019 began with the announcement of Julia as the winner of the 2018 Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical — Broadway World Regional Awards for San Francisco. This recognition came from Julia’s performance as “Red” in the West Coast Premiere of THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, book and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart, Music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.
Off-Broadway, Julia recently starred in “IS ANYBODY LISTENING? — Theatrical Concert and Webcast” at the Sheen Center’s Loreto Theater — a musical production that explores the problems and solutions of many of the world’s current crises through music and social justice.
Internationally, Julia was featured at the Massimo Theater (Palermo) and the Rome Opera House in Kurt Weill’s LADY IN THE DARK. The co-production was aired nationally on RAI television throughout Italy in both English and Italian.
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Audience and Press Reviews
Julia Wade is the female equivalent of Josh Groban. Julia knows how to evoke magic with her beautiful voice.
Right to the heart. Just MASTERFUL musicianship. Refined. Pure. Magical.
I fell in love with this album within seconds of hearing the tinkling music and the angel voice of Julia Wade in the glowing tribute to God of the title song ... Wade with her undeniable inspirational devotion is the perfect executioner. This is definitely an album you will want to hear EVERY DAY.
[Come To Me As A Bird is] performed exquisitely by the wonderful Julia Wade, whose heartbreakingly crystalline soprano and soaring passion matches the purity of the song's spirit.
"Story For The Ages" is a musical rendition of the teachings of Christ from "The Coming" through the Resurrection. Soprano Julia Wade takes you on that inspirational journey with a voice so clear and pure there’s no room for doubt about her belief in the message and its source.
I have never in all my life heard a voice like yours and your husband and you should be nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Spiritual CD of the next decade.
I think music is a universal language and Julia's "Alabado sea Dios" speaks to me very deeply ... I received this CD [Alabado sea Dios] when my country Kenya was undergoing a very unharmonious and unhappy time. I believe her voice echoing over the seeming chaos has been, and continues to be a most healing effect to this city just as it has soothed and healed me... I would like to thank Julia again and again and again. Thanks. Asante sana Julia!! ;)