Beijing New York

Starring Chinese superstar Chi-Ling Lin and directed by cinematic wunderkind Rain Li, Beijing is a transcontinental love story that needed a song at its center. The film’s central character has left her love behind in Beijing to pursue a new life in New York, a life that includes a career as the leading lady in… Continue reading →


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,… Continue reading →

Ana Gasteyer’s Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman

Julian met TV’s Ana Gasteyer some years ago when she appeared as his special guest (along with Molly Ringwald and Jennifer Holiday) at The World Trade Center’s Winter Garden. Julian’s series of concerts there were the very first after it was rebuilt following the events of 9/11. Since then, Ana and Julian have appeared together… Continue reading →

February House, the musical

In 2012, Julian was invited to play the central role of George Davis in the new musical February House, the first commission in 20 years from New York’s legendary Public Theater. Composed by Gabriel Kahane, written by Seth Bockley and directed by Davis McCallum, February House was adapted for the stage from the book of the same name… Continue reading →

The Performers

The Performers, starring Henry “The Fonz” Winkler, Alicia Silverstone, Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker and Jenni Barber was playwright David West Read’s Broadway debut. A hilarious, charming and surprisingly sweet look at the world of adult movies, it was directed by Evan Cabbet and featured music by Julian Fleisher. Eschewing the predictable “bow-chicka-bow-bow” so closely associated with the world of… Continue reading →

Julian Fleisher and Martha Plimpton, Together Again

Ok, so it didn’t last forever. But during their brief run on the boards Julian Fleisher and Martha Plimpton had ‘em lining up for more. After a couple of one-offs in the trenched of NYC, this daring duo headed to LA, scene of many of Martha’s greatest triumphs. A one month run at Tim Robbins’… Continue reading →

Appearance in The Man From Elysian Fields

The latest feature from cinemaster George Hickenlooper — auteur behind Hearts of Darkness, Dog Town, The Brass Ring and the indispensable guide to cinema’s second golden age Reel Conversations– promises actually to have some popular appeal. The Man from Elysian Fields stars Andy Garcia, James Coburn, Angelica Houston, Olivia Williams and Mick Jagger. It received its… Continue reading →

Production on records by Kiki & Herb

Legendary downtown performers Kiki & Herb, whose manic evenings of song stylingcum gestalt therapy have attracted an enormous and rabid following, have gone from the bars of the village all the way to Carnegie Hall and now Broadway. Their shattering and ingenious interpretations of pop songs both old and new have been written about in countless articles,… Continue reading →

The musical score for off-Broadway play Almost, Maine

Playwright John Cariani’s Almost, Maine is an indelible portrait of one cold night under the vivid skies of rural Maine. Detailed, magical, poignant and hilarious, this baker’s dozen of interlocking 2-person vignettes is now the most frequently produced play in America, beating out A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the first time ever! Read the fascinating piece about this play’s unprecedented… Continue reading →

Coraline, the Musical

With songs by Magnetic Fields super-genius Stephin Merritt, adapted for the stage from Neil Gaiman’s instant classic by downtown luminary David Greenspan, directed by wunderkind Leigh Silverman and starring theater royalty Jayne Houdyshell, MCC Theater’s production of the new musical Coraline at the Lucille Lortelle Theater was the summer’s hot ticket. In a coup of… Continue reading →