Deborah Gibson Biography (1970-)

Full name, Deborah Ann Gibson; born August 31, 1970, in Merrick, Long Island,NY; daughter of Joseph and Diane Gibson.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Singer, composer, actress
Birth Details
August 31, 1970
Merrick, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Eponine, Les miserables, Imperial Theatre, 1992
  • Sandy, Grease, Dominion Theatre, London, 1993-1994
  • Belle, Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The New Musical, Broadway production, 1997-1998
  • Gypsy Rose Lee (title role), Gypsy, Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ, 1998
  • This Is Your Song: Broadway Sings Elton John, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Broadway Rocks!, China Club, New York City, 2001
  • Dances with Pitchforks: Confessions of a Farm Boy, Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, New York City, then Rose's Turn, New York City, 2002
  • Velma Kelly, Chicago, North Shore Music Theater, Beverly, MA, 2002
  • Songs from the Heart (Broadway Goes to the Dogs), Upstairs at Studio 54, New York City, 2002
  • Sally Bowles, Cabaret, Studio 54, 2003
  • Velma Kelly, Chicago, Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK, 2003
  • Also appeared in A Christmas Carol.
  • Major Tours
  • Rizzo, Grease, U.S. cities, 1995-1996
  • Fanny Brice, Funny Girl, U.S. cities, 1996
  • Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, U.S. cities, 1999-2000
  • Title character, Cinderella, U.S. cities, 2000-2001
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Birthday girl at Tavern on the Green, Ghostbusters, Columbia, 1984
  • (Uncredited) Extra, The Manhattan Project (also known as DeadlyGame), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • (Uncredited) Extra, Sweet Liberty, Universal, 1986
  • Herself, Teen Vid II, 1991
  • Herself, Dying for a Smoke, 1992
  • Herself, "Liberian Girl," Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film-Volume II, 1997
  • Lisa Weinstein, The Wedding Band, 1998
  • Melissa Stevens, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Enlightenment Productions, 1998
  • Lisa Weinstein (bride), My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Pilots
  • Title role, Maggie Bloom, 2000
  • Movies
  • Herself, Soulkeeper, Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • Jolie Grant, Teen Queens, VH1, 2001
  • Specials
  • Supermodel of the World, syndicated, 1988
  • Celebrate the Miracles, syndicated, 1988
  • Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (also known as This Is Rock 'n' Roll: Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary), HBO, 1988
  • The Prince's Trust Gala, TBS, 1989
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years (also known as HollywoodCelebrates Bugs Bunny's 50th Birthday), CBS, 1990
  • Host (New York), Earth '90: Children and the Environment, syndicated, 1990
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • (As Debbie Gibson) Herself, Idols, 1991
  • The International Special Olympics All-Star Gala, ABC, 1991
  • Victory & Valor: A Special Olympics All-Star Celebration, ABC,1991
  • Idols, Fox, 1991
  • Children's Miracle Network Telethon, syndicated, 1991
  • The 71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1997
  • (As Debbie Gibson) VH1's Celebrity Karaoke Cabaret, VH1, 1999
  • Host, On the Aisle at Smokey Joe's Cafe, BTN, 2000
  • Inside the Music with Yolanda Adams, Odyssey, 2000
  • Herself, Celebrity Profile: Jennifer Love Hewitt, 2000
  • VH1 Presents the '80s, VH1, 2001
  • Everybody Talk About ... Pop Music!, MTV, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1988
  • Host, The American Music Awards, ABC, 1989
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, 1991
  • Presenter, The American Music Awards, ABC, 1992
  • Herself, The 28th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Herself, "Eastside Story," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1991
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1991
  • Gabrielle, "Backbeat," Street Justice, syndicated, 1992
  • (As Debbie Gibson) Christi Rose, "Roadie," Step by Step, ABC, 1995
  • Janice, "Beach Party," That '80s Show, Fox, 2002
  • Herself, O2 Be, 2002
  • Cohost, The View, ABC, 2003
  • Also appeared in Family Edition, Family Channel; I Love 1980's, BBC2; The Test, FX; Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, PBS.
  • Radio Appearances
  • American Top 40 (episodic), 1989
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Out of the Blue (includes the single "Foolish Beat"), Atlantic, 1987
  • Electric Youth (includes the single "Lost in Your Eyes"), Atlantic, 1989
  • Anything Is Possible, Atlantic, 1990
  • Body Mind Soul, Atlantic, 1993
  • Think with Your Heart, SBK Records, 1995
  • Greatest Hits, Atlantic, 1995
  • Deborah, Espiritu Records, 1996
  • M.Y.O.B., Golden Egg Records, 2001
  • Album Contributor
  • Fatal Beauty (soundtrack recording), Atlantic, 1988
  • Wonder Years (soundtrack recording), Atlantic, 1989
  • A Very Special Christmas 2, A&M Records, 1992
  • Grease--Original London Cast Recording, Epic, 1993
  • Z: The Masked Musical, 1998
  • Also appeared on the single "Voices That Care," 1991, and with Peabo Bryson on "Light the World."
  • Videos
  • Out of the Blue, Atlantic Video, 1988
  • Live in Concert--The Out of the Blue Tour, Atlantic Video, 1989
  • Live Around the World (also known as Debbie Gibson: Live Aroundthe World), A*Vision, 1990
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl."
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Composer
  • Song writer, Arthur 2 on the Rocks, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Composer, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Enlightenment Productions, 1998
  • Autobiography
  • (With Mark Bego) Between the Lines.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Schirmer, 2001
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 24, Gale Group, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, January 23, 1993, p. 16; April 13, 1993, p. 38; May 27,1995, p. 12
    • People Weekly, June 17, 1996, p. 62; January 19, 1998, p. 23; February 16, 1998, p. 130
    Electronic
    • Deborah Gibson Official Site, http://www.deborah-gibson.com/, May6, 2003

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