Zerfliesse Mein Herze - Bach's St. John's Passion
Dubbed the “leading lady of crossover” by Classical Singer magazine, Amy Justman's career has spanned musical theater, classical music, jazz and beyond. Recent highlights include her 6th Broadway company, covering and performing for both Renée Fleming and Jessie Mueller in the revival of Carousel, Handel's Messiah with Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall, the PBS Great Performances’ broadcast of Bernstein’s Mass with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the world premiere of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Highlights of previous seasons include her principal debut with New York Philharmonic, singing in their Nightcap series and covering the Assistant in David Lang’s Prisoner of the State, making her debut with Syracuse Opera as Polly Peachum in Threepenny Opera, and performing the roles of Holly and Jade in The Stonewall Operas with American Opera Projects, for which she is currently part of the new opera Eat the Document.
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. Other theatrical credits include In Transit and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder on Broadway, covering the role of Carlotta in both the Broadway and the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Phantom of the Opera, both the Broadway and Pioneer Theatre companies of White Christmas, and Clara in the off-Broadway revival of Passion at Classic Stage Company. In 2022 she debuts Hadyn's Creation with the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Amy’s recent concert work includes Bach’s St. John Passion with Great Music in a Great Space, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Broadway Chamber Players, and A Thrill of Hope with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. She has been the soprano soloist for Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer and solo cover for Stravinsky’s Les Noces with New York City Ballet, Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Great Music in a Great Space, John Fitz Rogers’ Sehnen with American Modern Ensemble at National Sawdust, Mahler’s Symphony no. 4 with Broadway Chamber Players, and Peep Bo in The Mikado with Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall.
She can be heard on the original revival cast recordings of Company and Carousel, the jazz recording Songs for Pickles, Tania León's Grammy-nominated Inura, and voice work for Hail, Caesar!, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Get Down and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She has also appeared on-camera as Adult Nicole Fosse in FX’s Fosse/Verdon and on Apple TV’s Dickinson.
A former first prize winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition for the Kurt Weill Foundation, Amy received her MM from Manhattan School of Music and her BA from Yale University, where she is currently a voice teacher for the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater.