For more than 20 years, Deborah Gibson has proven she’s an entertainer of immeasurable talent. From singer, songwriter and musician to actor and dancer, she embodies what it truly means to be an entertainer.
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” with Eartha Kitt, Velma Kelly in “Chicago,” and Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of “Cabaret.”
Continuing to dazzle with entertainment magic, Gibson bridged the gap between Pop Music and Broadway with her one-woman show “Pop Goes Broadway.” Critics agreed it was “the best show Atlantic City has seen in quite some time…it’s totally entertaining,” during her three-week engagement in May 2008 at The Concert Venue at Harrah’s. Phil Roura of the New York Daily News said, “she has mastered her craft to the point where she just doesn’t perform a song – she embraces it and delivers it with her own special stamp of approval.”
In 2010, Gibson guest starred in “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” at MGM/Foxwoods. She is the composer and co-lyricist on a new musical in pre-production for Broadway: “The Flunky”, written by Jimmy Van Patten. Gibson also made her debut in the world of orchestration. She collaborated on both the score and the powerful closing credits song, “Rise,” for Dr. Rutledge’s documentary, “3 Billion and Counting,” about Malaria prevention in third world countries.
To fill her passion of mentoring and fostering young performers and songwriters as well as pass the torch to the next generation of musical sensations, she created “Deborah Gibson’s Electric Youth,” a series of performing arts camps and music boot camps. In addition, she formed the “Gibson Girl Foundation” that awards scholarships to those who desire to attend an entertainment camp, but are unable to afford tuition.
As the new spokesperson for Children International, she recently spent time in impoverished villages in Manila. Gibson is also the new Resurgence spokeswoman for Murad, Inc., joining Joan Lunden, former host of ABC’s Good Morning America and Josie Bissett, Melrose Place alum.
Currently, the “Original Pop Princess” has a new album from Sony Japan. “Ms. Vocalist” is top 10 on the Billboard charts and the first single, “I Love You,” hit No. 1. In February 2011, she will be doing a concert tour overseas.
From number one hits and platinum albums to starring roles on Broadway, film and TV, Gibson is a true entertainer with talent and charisma.
- Guinness Book of World Records – youngest person ever to write, produce, and perform a number one single (“Foolish Beat”) – 2009
- Nominated Favorite Female Music Performer – People’s Choice Awards – 1990
- Rock Producer of the Year – American Songwriter Awards – 1990
- Nominated Best Pop Female Vocalist – American Music Awards – 1990
- Artist of the Year – New York Music Awards – 1990
- Song of the Year – “Lost In Your Eyes” – New York Music Awards – 1990
- Best Pop Female Vocalist – New York Music Awards – 1990
- ASCAP Songwriter of the Year (tied with Bruce Springsteen) – 1989
- Debut Album of the Year – “Out of the Blue” – New York Music Awards – 1989
- Debut Artist of the Year – New York Music Awards – 1989