After the success of February House, the new musical in which he starred at The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven and the Public Theater in New York, Julian was asked to join the legendary Elevator Repair Service — one of New York’s most innovative and storied independent theater companies. Under the direction of fellow Yalie John Collins, Julian joined the cast of The Select, the company’s sprawling adaptation of Ernest Hemmingway’s literary classic The Sun Also Rises.

Having met the company when they shared dressing rooms at The Public Theater, Julian joined the cast first at the Dublin Theater Festival in Ireland and then toured the show to Portugal, Australia and then for an extended run at Princeton University’s McCarter Theater.