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Deborah Gibson

Deborah Gibson (Debbie) exploded on the pop music scene at the tender age of 16. She quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce, and perform a #1 single ("Foolish Beat"), a record she still proudly holds to this day. Deborah has sold over 16 million albums worldwide to date. Her extraordinary career has garnered her #1 Billboard Hits, Platinum albums, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year honors, sold-out audiences around the world and rave reviews for her starring roles on Broadway. Ms. Gibson has performed for Royalty, Presidents, has shared the stage with idols Billy Joel and Elton John and continues to forge a path unrivaled by any of her contemporaries.

Growing up in Long Island, Deborah began performing with her sisters in the Community Theatre at the age of five. At age give she wrote her first composition.

By age eight she was performing as part of the children's chorus at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC with artists such as Placido Domingo. By the time she was twelve years old she was already a professional Broadway actress pursuing a recordingcareer. The dream was realized by sixteen, when Deborah was signed to Atlantic Records. Her first single "Only In My Dreams" went right to the top of the charts around the world.

Following were several more top five hits and the #1 single "Foolish Beat." Her debut album "Out of the Blue" sold over five million copies. With this, Deborah established herself as a household name and immediately confirmed that position with her triple platinum follow up #1 album "Electric Youth" and the #1 single "Lost in Your Eyes." Deborah's recording legacy includes 1990's Anything Is Possible, 1993's Body Mind Soul, 1995's Think With Your Heart, 1997's Deborah, 2001's M.Y.O.B., and most recently "Colored Lights" - a collection of Broadway songs.

In 1992, Deborah returned to her theatrical roots by taking a star turn in the Broadway production of Les Miserables as "Eponine." She broke box office records in the London West End production of Grease as "Sandy," then took the stage in the U.S. Broadway Tours of Grease and Funny Girl playing "Rizzo" and "Fanny Brice" respectively. Deborah returned to Broadway as "Belle" in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, followed by her critically acclaimed performance as "Gypsy Rose Lee" to Betty Buckley's "Mama Rose" in Gypsy at the Paper Mill Playhouse. In February 2000, Deborah starred as "The Narrator" in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Then, in December 2001, Deborah starred as "Cinderella" in the national Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella to Eartha Kitt's "Fairy Godmother." In October 2002, Deborah graved the stage as "Velma Kelly" in The Boston production of Chicago, a role she reprised in Oklahoma City, July, 2003. In addition, Ms. Gibson has played Meg in Brigadoon, Marta in Company - both for the critically acclaimed Reprise! Broadway's best in LA. and just finished starring as Nellie in South Pacific for the Fresno Grand Opera Company. That role is "Sally Bowles" which she played in Rob Marshall's and Sam Mendes' Tony-Award Winning revival of Cabaret on Broadway at Studio 54.

Adding to her accomplishments, Deborah is also composer and lyricist of two musicals, Skirts with Book by Hilary Carlip and Katie Ford and The Flunky, a collaboration with James Van Patten. Recently, Deborah completed work on a feature film "Coffee Date" with Jonathan Silverman, Sally Kirkland, and Wilson Cruz as both an actress and composer. It is slated for theatrical release this fall after being featured in many festivals across the country. She has also composed original music for ABC Family's "Beautiful Girl" starring friend and Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur as well as appearing as Monica in "Celeste in the City," also for ABC Family.

Deborah appeared as a featured celebrity as Kurt Browning's skating partner on Fox's Skating with Celebrities this January-March 2006. She is also back on the charts singing a duet with Jordan KNight bringing her Billboard chart-span to 19 years and is working on new music for a new studio album.

   

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