Department of Drama alumna Julia Murney, who last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in "Wicked," will perform in the pops concert "Wicked Divas" with Symphoria, the professional symphony orchestra of Syracuse, on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse. The concert will feature an evening of showstoppers from the worlds of Broadway, opera and pop, featuring Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of “Wicked.” Along with Murney, guest artist Emily Rozek will accompany the orchestra, singing excerpts from “Wicked,” “Ragtime” and more. Tickets are available on Symphoria's website.
Prior to starring in the production on Broadway, Murney played Elphaba in "Wicked" on the national tour, for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include "Lennon," Andrew Lippa’s "The Wild Party" (Drama Desk nomination), "Falling" (Drama Desk nomination), "The Vagina Monologues," "A Class Act," "Saved," "Crimes of the Heart," "First Lady Suite" and "Time and Again" (Lucille Lortel nomination). Murney has been seen regionally all over the U.S.--Signature, Williamstown, Reprise!LA, Sacramento Music Circus, NCT, Lyric, Rubicon and Goodspeed, to name a few--and in concert she has performed at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s, the Kennedy Center, Caramoor, Town Hall and Birdland, as well as with symphonies nationwide, including Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and Steven Reineke and the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall. Among her TV credits are "30 Rock," "Sex and the City," "Brothers and Sisters," "Ed," "NYPD Blue," all three "Law and Orders" and many voiceovers.
Murney's recordings include the original cast albums of "The Wild Party" and "A Class Act," the Grammy-nominated Actor’s Fund Benefit of Hair and her first solo album "I’m Not Waiting," which is available on Sh-K-Boom Records and iTunes.