Aug. 31st, 1970
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Deborah Gibson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Coffee Date
1986 - The Manhattan Project
1984 - Ghostbusters
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Contestant
Deborah Gibson is a creative force in the entertainment industry who does it all! She has single handedly transcended music and entertainment trends and fads. Deborah stands poised at the top, embarking on the second phase of her hugely successful pop career.
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 (I)'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.
- Auctioned her first car, a 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner, for charity.
- Graduated with honors from Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York.
- Has been typecast as not one but two fictional pop stars on series television: "Gabrielle" on _"Street Justice" (1991)_ (qv); and "Christi Rose" on _"Step by Step" (1991)_ (qv). In 2005, years after both shows were cancelled, she was asked for both "Christi's" and "Gabrielle's" autographs (plus her own) at the famous Tower Records store on Sunset Boulevard in West Los Angeles. She cheerfully obliged.
- Lived in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn before her family moved to Long Island.
- (February 2001) Released her 7th album, "MYOB" (Mind Your Own Business).
- Was the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a number one hit, "Foolish Beat". She was 17.
- Does not drink or smoke.
- Friend of 'Barry Williams (I)' (qv).
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