by Daniel Corey
Hello, DangerKatts! Welcome to Episode IX of MAKERS, where I speak with artists who make and shape culture! This week, I welcome singer/producer/performer/star of stage and screen Julie Garnyé to the MAKERS realm!
Julie Garnyé is an actress, singer, voiceover artist, writer, producer and director. She was most recently seen as an original cast member of the first national tour of the Broadway hit Come from Away, and as Bulda and Queen Iduna in Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theatre at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California. She is also the singing voice of the fairy Lyria in the Tinker Bell series of films for Disney Animation. Julie also is the founder of Broken Wishbone Media and the creator and host of the podcast That One Thing.
On TV, she has appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm, was part of the Les Misérables ensemble for the Academy Awards telecast in 2013. On stage, she was Grizabella in the 5th national tour of the musical Cats, Broadway’s Hair in Concert and Chess in Concert at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Jenny Steinberg in the Southern California premiere of It Shoulda Been You (for which she won a Scenie Award!), First Things Last at London’s Garrick Theatre, and her three Summer Musicals appearances at the Hollywood Bowl: Les Misérables, Chicago and Mamma Mia! She is currently working on her first two albums, collaborating with many notable composers, including Stephen Schwartz.
Julie has recently released a new single, a mashup of the beloved hit songs Fields of Gold/Both Sides Now, now available for streaming and purchasing on all outlets! And she has started her own company, Pretty Please with Sugar, making magical chocolate treats! Check out the video below to learn all about it!
You can link to ALL THINGS Julie Garnyé via her Linktree! Including her recent performance on Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, how to buy her delicious Pretty Please with Sugar hot chocolate bombs, and where to buy and stream her new single Fields of Gold/Both Sides Now!
A few other things from our chat that you’ll want to check out: performer Rob McClure’s Conductor Cam! Rob is a friend of Julie’s, and I few years ago, my wife and I saw him play the lead in a wonderful touring production of the Broadway musical comedy, Something Rotten! Like Julie, Rob is a formidable talent, so give him a follow on YouTube!
Also, Julie and I discuss her tour with the smash-hit musical Cats, so I figured you’d want to hear her perform Memory! Click play below! Also, we discuss the Alamo Drafthouse’s Rowdy Screening of Cats, which I previously wrote about in my article, Rowdy Screening of Cats: Help Me Explain This Movie to James.
And this is just a TOTALLY CUTE picture of me and Julie that I just love…
Have a safe and healthy rest of 2020, DangerKatts! A new year and a new era are right around the corner. Prayers for all of you who have suffered loss during this rotten year. Prayers for renewal and grace in 2021. I love you, and God loves you. Please love each other.
- Daniel Corey