- Debra Byrd was recently the vocal coach for the Top Thirty finalists on the first American Idol television show. She was also one of the background singers for the Idols Live! Tour.
- Appeared in the musical, "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk" (1999)
- (1982) She acted in Fats Waller's musical, "Ain't Misbehavin," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Andre DeShields in the cast.