Judy Blazer began her career as a young singer in opera, oratorio, and recital in New York City and throughout Italy. She moved into Broadway theater with leading roles in Me and My Girl (Sally), A Change in the Heir (Prince Conrad), Titanic (Lady Caroline), Neil Simon’s 45 Seconds from Broadway (Cindy) and a major role in LoveMusik (Brecht’s mistress), directed by Harold Prince.
Off-Broadway, she has appeared in Candide
(the Old Lady) and Sweeney Todd (the Beggar Woman) with the New York
City Opera, Hello Again (as the Nurse, for which she received a Drama
Desk nomination) and The House of Bernarda Alba (Magdalena) for the
Lincoln Center Theater, The Torch Bearers (Florence) for the Drama
Department, Richard Greenberg’s Hurrah at Last (Gia) at the Roundabout
Judy's film credits include song and voice characterizations for the animated films Anastasia (1997), Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997), and Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night (1998), the latter with songs by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. She also played a major role (Chris) in Shelly Silver's critically acclaimed art film, The Houses that Are Left (1989). On television, Judy has been seen in Law and Order (both as Defense Attorney Simon and as convicted murderer Clara Porazzi), As the World Turns (Ariel), Guiding Light (Marissa), and as a featured artist on three PBS specials: Leonard Bernstein’s New York, In Performance at the White House, and - in March 2012 - Great Performances: The Thomashefskys.
Bi-lingual in Italian and English, Judy has sung and coached in several languages. She wrote the Italian lyrics to Fabrizio's song in Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza as well as finalizing all the Italian dialogue in the published book and lyrics. While playing Maria in the Long Wharf Theater's production of Twelfth Night (set in Ischia), Judy also worked as the show's Italian coach and dramaturg; and, most recently (2013), she was the Italian dialect coach for both the Paper Mill Playhouse and the Bay Street Theatre's productions of Lend Me a Tenor.