Julia Gregory is a classically trained pianist and musician as well as an accomplished actress, singer, and dancer. As a young pianist, Julia Gregory was a featured violinist with the Sacramento Youth Symphony, featured piano soloist at the Oakland “Festival of The Masters,” and finalist in the San Francisco Baroque Competition, Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition, and the Northern California Piano Competition. She won the CCPO Concerto Award and the Mendelssohn Society Piano Competition. She went on to study music theory and piano performance at Mount Saint Mary’s College winning the distinguished President’s Award and numerous other scholarships. She moved to San Francisco to study with Jeanie Delgado at UC Berkeley. At that time, she began her studies in directing, musical directing, and English Literature graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University. Soon she expanded her focus to include acting and dancing, studying at the prestigious American Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco), Berkeley and Oakland Ballet Schools, and the world renowned San Francisco Ballet Company. During her years in the San Francisco Bay Area, she had the great fortune to perform in numerous classical plays and study intently her love of classic literature. Shortly after graduating, Julia moved to New York to study Shakespeare with Stuart Vaughan (Public Theater) and singing with Edward Sayegh.
Julia has performed in the Broadway, National, and International Tour productions of Showboat, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Mame, Oklahoma, Singing in the Rain, and Damn Yankees. Regional productions include: Hamlet (Ophelia), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Madame Tourvel), Agnes of God (Agnes, BAT Award nominee), and Dancing at Lughnasa (Rose) as well as Mack and Mabel (Mabel, BAT Award; Best Actress), The Boyfriend (Maizie, Carbonelle Nomination), and A Little Night Music (Anne), Sunday in the Park With George (Dot), Song and Dance (Emma). Her Off-Broadway credits include: An Ideal Husband (Mabel), Jane Eyre (Jane), Wuthering Heights (Catherine), The Secret Rapture (Isobel), and Look Back In Anger (Alison). She has worked with Hal Prince, Jerome Robbins, George Abbott, Richard Adler, Susan Stroman, James Hammerstein, Garry Marshall, Rob Marshall, Kathleen Marshall, Jack O’Brien, and Baayork Lee. She has been in over 30 commercials and industrials and is most proud of her Pepsi commercial which won a coveted Silver Lion Award at the Cannes Festival in France. She has taught at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York and Los Angeles, as well as numerous Master Classes all across America.
In addition to teaching and performing, Julia has written 5 musicals: Felix & Fanny based on the lives of the famous virtuosic siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. La Dame Aux Camelias based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas fil, Dracula: Sex, Blood, and Rock N’ Roll a rock musical based on the novel by Bram Stoker, Bernice Bobs Her Hair based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Persuasion a chamber musical based on the novel by Jane Austen.
She was fortunate to have written a film noir piece (I Stay Because I Love My Man) for the award winning independent, Moustache, by Christina Harding.
Julia is a composer of numerous musicals styles. In addition to Musical Theatre and film, she has written numerous Country & Western songs. She also collaborated with psychic Stacey Wolf on her meditation series: “Anchoring Spirit and Gentle Ocean; A Guided Meditation and Musical Journey“.