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Biography

One of Broadway’s biggest personalities, DEBBIE received the Tony Award for her critically acclaimed performance in JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, along with the New York Showstopper Award, Grammy Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, and went on to appear in: BLUES IN THE NIGHT, PERFECTLY FRANK (Drama Desk Award Nomination) ZORBA, AINT BROADWAY GRAND?, CHICAGO and LES MISERABLES. Debbie appeared in London in Jerry Herman’s MACK AND MABEL at the Drury Lane Theatre. She’s also been seen in the West Coast Premiere of THE GOODBYE GIRL, LOVE LIFE (in Philadelphia), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, along with the Encores productions of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, TENDERLOIN, and CARNIVAL at New York’s City Center. Debbie has performed her nightclub act worldwide, from New York’s Rainbow And Stars, Birdland, 54 Below, to London’s Pizza On The Park. In Atlantic City, she’s had the honor to open for George Burns and Jay Leno. She currently tours with her partner David Lawrence in A TOAST TO STEVE AND EYDIE. Debbie has sung with over 200 orchestras worldwide, including the National Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Cleveland Orchestra,The Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta, San Diego, and St. Louis Symphonies. Overseas, she’s appeared with the London, Aalborg and Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, Stockholm Philharmonic, the Gotesborg and Jerusalem Symphonies, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Symphonica Of Brazil, as well as the Munich Philharmonic. Debbie is featured on many recordings including her 4 solo CD’s: “Defying Gravity”, “The Alan Menken Album,” “The MGM Album” along with “Big Band Broadway.” Film: ISN’T’ SHE GREAT, THE LITTLE MERMAID. Television: “Trial And Error” (CBS), “Pursuit Of Happiness” (NBC). Numerous PBS specials (EMMY nomination). She is the President and Founder of group5productions presenting entertainment across the country. Her greatest achievement: her three beautiful children.