Amy Justman

College Faculty: Vocal Arts

Dubbed the “Leading Lady of Crossover” by Classical Singer magazine, Amy Justman has built a career spanning musical theater, classical music, and beyond. Highlights include her sixth Broadway company, covering and performing for both Renée Fleming and Jessie Mueller in the revival of Carousel; originating the role of Adrienne Weill in the world premiere of Double Helix at Bay Street Theater, and singing at Carnegie Hall as the soloist for Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo. In the 2023-24 season, she will sing return performances of Handel’s Messiah with Glacier Symphony and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream with New York City Ballet and will debut with Tulsa Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem.

Highlights of previous seasons include the PBS Great Performances’ broadcast of Bernstein’s Mass with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, her principal debut with New York Philharmonic covering the Assistant in David Lang’s Prisoner of the State, Handel’s Messiah with Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall, and her cabaret show with collaborator Jerry Steichen for Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s Cabaret at the Commons and for Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado.

Amy made her Broadway debut in the revival of Company, performing the role of Susan as well as playing piano as part of the actor‐orchestra. Her major credits include the Broadway productions of In Transit, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murderand Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; covering the role of Carlotta in both the Broadway and the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Phantom of the Opera; the world premiere of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse; and Clara in the off-Broadway revival of Passion at Classic Stage Company. She has also performed as Polly Peachum in Threepenny Opera with Syracuse Opera, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, Heid in Title of Show with Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shelby in The Spitfire Grill with Flat Rock Playhouse, and Louise in Eat the Document for American Opera Projects.

She can be heard on the original revival cast recordings of Company and Carousel, Bernstein’s Mass with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the jazz recording Songs for Pickles, Tania León’s Grammy-nominated Inura, and voice work for Maestro, Hail, Caesar!, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Get Down and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She has appeared on-camera as Adult Nicole Fosse in FX’s Fosse/Verdonon Apple TV’s Dickinson, and can be seen in season 2 of HBO’s The Gilded Age.

Amy has also been a voice teacher and coach for over 25 years, specializing both classical and contemporary commercial techniques. She is currently an adjunct private voice instructor for Marymount Manhattan College and was previously a voice instructor for Yale University’s Shen Curriculum for Musical Theatre. She has been an artist in residence for Bard College’s Musical Theater Performance Workshop and her master classes include Mannes Conservatory, SUNY New Paltz, University of Southern Maine, Georgia Southern University, Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division, and the New York Choral Consortium. She has been a judge for NATS’ National Music Theatre Competition and the Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya Competition, of which she is a former first prize winner.

A native of Port Jefferson, NY, Amy received her MM from Manhattan School of Music and her BA from Yale University. She lives in New York City with her husband, writer Dave Itzkoff, and their son, Max.

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