Julian grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he got his start at Erie Playhouse, performing in many productions there. He earned his BFA in Musical Theatre from the prestigious University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music (CCM). His professional work includes SUNSET BOULEVARD and LES MISERABLES on Broadway, the National Tour of LOVE NEVER DIES as the Phantom Understudy, MACK AND MABEL at NYCC Encores!, and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla and Paper Mill Playhouse as Quasimodo Understudy. Julian is also a director and performance/career coach, and is the founder of DECKER STUDIOS INC., and a co-founder of BROADWAY METHOD ACADEMY.
Julian Decker's physicality of Quasimodo, while being outstanding, was more importantly honest and real. He truly embodied the pain, loneliness, and turmoil of the character. Witnessing his emotional transformations as he sneaks away from his sanctuary, and all that transpires because of this is heart wrenching. It is a beautiful performance.