Julia Houston
Smash Cast 8
Julia Houston
Frank Houston (ex-husband)
Tom Levitt (creative collaborator)
Michael Swift(lover)
Scott Nichols (ex-lover)
Frank Houston (ex-husband)
Leo Houston (son)
Unnamed parents
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Julia Houston is a bookwriter and lyricist best known for her joint ventures with her friend and colleague Tom Levitt. Marilyn: The Musical was her brainchild, and she is working with composer Tom (along with his assistant, Ellis Tancharoen), director Derek Wills, and producer Eileen Rand to bring her idea to life on stage. There is so much tension between Julia and her husband Frank, as they are in the process of adopting a child and Frank knows a new project will take up a lot of her time. Julia had an affair with Michael Swift and he is still in love with her.After a while they realised that this would hurt both of their families so they soon decided to stop when Michael swift got cut from Bombshell. Even though Julia broke off her affair, she and her husband (Frank) still had troubles and by the end of season 2, they decide to get a divorce. Julia returns to her former lover Michael Swift after she won Tony for Best Book.

Career HighlightsEdit


West EndEdit

Julia's shows have been produced regionally and Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, MCC, Second Stage, and the Public.

Film and TelevisonEdit

  • "Diary of a Smart Girl - ABC/Disney (co-written with Rachel Andresini)
  • "Stage Left" - NBC

Tony AwardsEdit

  • Best Score for Heaven on Earth - Nominated
  • Best Book for Bombshell - Nominated
  • Best Score for Bombshell - Won

Laurence Olivier AwardsEdit

  • Best Book for Heaven on Earth
  • Best Score for Heaven on Earth

Drama Desk AwardsEdit

  • Outstanding Book for Ready Money - Won
  • Outstanding Score for Ready Money - Nominated
  • Outstanding Score for Heaven on Earth - Won
  • Outstanding Book for Bombshell
  • Outstanding Score for Bombshell

Outer Critics CircleEdit

  • Best Book for Bombshell - Won
  • Best Score for Bombshell - Nominated


  • Best Book for Off-Broadway - Won
  • Best Book for Off-Broadway - Won


  • Outstanding Achievement in the Arts - Brandeis University, her alma mater


Solos (In a Duet)Edit

Season Two:

Solos (In A Group Number)Edit

Season One:

Season Two:

Memorable QuotesEdit

I'm sorry. (with Tom)

–Julia, Previews


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