AMY JUSTMAN

Soprano

 

Amy Justman's career as a crossover soprano has spanned musical theater, classical music, jazz, pop and beyond. In 2017, she joined her fifth Broadway show, In Transit, an all a cappella musical, coming directly from the Broadway company of Phantom of the Opera, where she frequently performed the role of Carlotta.  Amy came to Phantom straight from the closing company of the Tony Award-winning, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, where she covered the lead role of Phoebe.

 

In demand as a concert singer, she recently debuted with American Modern Ensemble at National Sawdust in John Fitz Rogers’ Sehnen, returning to Great Music in a Great Space to sing Bach’s Cantata #4 under the baton of Kent Tritle, selections from The Music Man and 1776 in Broadway Close Up: One Hit Wonders, and appearing with Master Chorale of South Florida in Broadway Legends.

 

In 2015, she was the soprano soloist for Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream with New York City Ballet, with whom she previously performed Liebeslieder Walzer at the Kennedy Center and covered Les Noces.

 

She made her Broadway debut in the revival of Company, in the role of Susan, also playing piano as part of the actor‐orchestra. Other theatrical credits include the national tour of Phantom of the Opera, both the Broadway and Pioneer Theatre companies of White Christmas, Clara in the off-Broadway revival of Passion at Classic Stage Company, and four productions with City Center Encores. Her studio work includes the jazz recordings Songs for Pickles and Hoagy Carmichael: The Stardust Road, as well as Tania León's Grammy-nominated Inura, written for capoeira group, Dance Brazil.

 

Amy has been a frequent soloist with Great Music in a Great Space, in Bach’s St. John Passion in 2014 and Mass in B Minor in 2012. She made her debut with Fire Island Opera Festival in 2013 as Lucette in L’Arbre Enchanté and sang Oona in Semmelweis with American Opera Projects in 2012. She originated the role of Marisa in Randall Eng’s Henry’s Wife both for Center for Contemporary Opera and the LyricCANADA conference in Ontario. Her Carnegie Hall concerts include Peep Bo in The Mikado with Collegiate Chorale, Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath and Bernstein’s Mass with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which was recorded for Naxos.

 

She traveled to Japan to perform Cinderella and Rapunzel in Disney on Classic with Tokyo Philharmonic, covered Kelli O'Hara in Lucky to Be Me at New York City Opera, and sang Jessie in Mahagonny Songspiel at the Ravinia Festival with James Conlon. Her other solo work includes Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli and Carmina Burana, both at Bard College under the baton of James Bagwell, several performances with American Symphony Orchestra, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Berkshire Bach Society. Amy was a Young Artist with Natchez Opera Festival and a former first prize winner of the Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Competition, performing at the Kurt Weill Fest in Dessau, Germany.

 

A native of Port Jefferson, New York, Amy received her MM from Manhattan School of Music and her BA from Yale University, where she was a winner of the Wrexham Prize for Performance.