|Date of Birth||31 August 1970 , Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Deborah Ann Gibson|
|Height||5' 6" (1.68 m)|
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Deborah Gibson 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 which 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.
Growing up in Long Island, Deborah began performing with her sisters in Community Theatre at the age of five. At age five, 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 Plácido Domingo. By the time she was twelve years old, she was already a professional Broadway actress pursuing a recording career. 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 Gold album "Anything Is Possible", 1993's "Body Mind Soul", 1995's "Think With Your Heart", 1997's "Deborah" and 2001's "M.Y.O.B.".
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, in a 3 month engagement, as "Cinderella" in the national production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella to Eartha Kitt's "Fairy Godmother". In October, 2002, Deborah graced the stage as "Velma Kelly" in Boston's North Shore Theatre's production of "Chicago", a role she will do again at the Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City, July, 2003. Deborah returned to Broadway in February 2003, for a 4 month stint as the "saucy, sexy Sally Bowles" at Studio 54 in "Cabaret". In May, 2004, Deborah joined Reprise starring as "Marta" in "Company" and then in August, 2004, as "Maggie" in "Brigadoon" with rave reviews.
Adding to her accomplishments, Deborah is also composer and lyricist on her own Broadway musical, Skirts.
Deborah Gibson considers herself to be the traditional "All Around Entertainer", and continues to be a driving force in the entertainment industry.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Deborah Gibson Official Website
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rick
Gibson exploded on the pop music scene at the tender age of 16. A music prodigy, she quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a number one single, ("Foolish Beat"), a record she still holds today in the Guinness Book of World Records. To date, Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide.
After conquering the pop world, she set her sights on the theater. Gibson took 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, and then took the stage in the U.S. Broadway tours of "Grease" and "Funny Girl" playing Rizzo and Fanny Brice. Gibson also wowed critics as Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy," The Narrator in the national tour of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Cinderella in the national production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," Velma Kelly in "Chicago," and Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of "Cabaret." Gibson is now the composer and co-lyricist on a new musical in pre-production for Broadway: "The Flunky", written by Jimmy Van Patten.
Gibson continues to dazzle with entertainment magic. She has bridged the gap between Pop Music and Broadway with her one-woman show "Pop Goes Broadway." She brings the best of both worlds to the stage singing some of her biggest pop hits and reprising her starring roles on Broadway.
The "Original Pop Princess" is ready to pass the torch to the next generation of musical sensations. Her passion to mentor and foster young performers and songwriters has led her to create "Deborah Gibson's Electric Youth," a series of performing arts camps and songwriting/recording intensives.
From number one hits and platinum albums to starring roles on Broadway, film and TV, Gibson is a true entertainer with talent and charisma.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Elizabeth Neff