Debby Boone Part Two

Debby Boone Part Two

Debby Boone Part Two

I’m excited to do Debby Boone Part Two, because I’ve been waiting for a long time to do it, for it was a long time for me to do.

Debby Boone On Stage Music Work

In musical theater, usually the challenge for me is that everything is too high. I am a true alto. There are not a lot of leading roles written for altos…I love musical theater and I love working in a company.There’s nothing quite like the energy of working with a full cast and an orchestra. (Citing Anna in The King & I as her favorite role:) That show…is so well constructed from beginning to end….There is something so incredibly beautiful in the arc of the character of Anna & how she evolved and what she learned. It’s such a beautiful story with such a beautiful message. It has everything from beautiful costumes, dancing and cultural differences…The King grows & learns, & she grows and learns…Everybody makes transformations in that show. It’s a huge undertaking to do. When that show starts, from the time you set foot on the stage to the final bow, it’s like riding a wave, it’s so well written. You go with it.

In 1981 Boone made her debut as a stage musical actress in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with a June showcase engagement in the Akron-based Kenley Players season followed by an eighteen-month US tour launched with a December 1981 engagement at the Fox Theater (San Diego). A critical and commercial success on tour, the production opened up on Broadway in July 1982 to generally uninspired reviews, with a especially scathing New York Times review by Frank Richbeing criticized for the show‘s closure after five performances.
Boone has actually continued to be an periodic stage musical actress primarily in regional theater productions, although she did play the lead role of Maria in the 1990 revival of The Sound of Music mounted at Lincoln Center (nominated as Outstanding Musical Revival by the Drama Desk Awards): Boone had actually previously played Maria on tour in both 1987 as well as 1988 with 1987 dates consisting of the Sacramento Music Circus (premiere), the O’Keefe Centre (Toronto), the Starlight Theater in Kansas City (Missouri), and also the Westbury(New York) Music Fair, and also 1988 dates consisting of the Fox Theatre (Atlanta) (premiere), Benedum Center (Pittsburgh), Fair Park Music Hall (Dallas), Hilton U. Brown Theatre at Butler University (Indianapolis), and likewise four dates in Japan. Boone would certainly go back to the Broadway stage in 1996 to play against her wholesome image  bad girl Rizzo in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre revival of Grease as well as on March 7, 2011 Boone would certainly perform at the Gramercy Theater in the 24 Hours Musicals original production Things Can’t Always Be Awesome. Boone‘s regional theater credits consist of lead roles in Meet Me in St. Louis (Fair Park Music HallDallas; Fox Theatre, St. Louis; Orange County Performing Arts Center/ 1991), South Pacific (Valley Forge Music Fair/ 1995), The King and I (Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center/ 2001; San Jose Center for the Performing Arts/ 2006), Mississippi Love (Mark Twain Playhouse, Branson/ 2001), and also Camelot(North Carolina Theatre/ 2005), with more recent theatrical credits in ensemble musicals: The Human Comedy (Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire County/ 2006), Into the Woods (Candlelight Dinner TheaterDenver/ 2016), and 42nd Street (Tempe Center for the Arts/ 2018).

Debby Boone Part Two

2005 Present

When her children were grown, Boone revived her recording career in 2005 with the release of Reflections Of Rosemary. The CD was a fond tribute to her mother-in-law, Rosemary Clooney, including songs performed by Clooney in addition to various other songs not associated with Clooney which Boone really feltrevealed her as the person she as well as her family knewand also loved. Boone toured extensively for the album, including several nights at New York‘s well known cabaret, Feinstein‘s, where Clooney had actually frequently performed. In 2011, Boone released an album  and subsequent concert tour  called Swing This!, commemorating the swing music as well as culture of 1960s Las Vegas.
In 2012, Boone‘s profile,in addition to her most popular hit song, were improved when she came to be the official spokesperson for Lifestyle Lift, a company that supplies facial and also neck cosmetic treatments. She appears in extended TV commercials and hosts a 30-minute infomercial. In all promotions, her signature song, You Light Up My Life, is pervasively included throughout. In the infomercial, Boone is portrayed recording the songsince she indeed re-recorded the 35-year-old song, with full orchestration. Nevertheless, at no time does the songstress state that she has actually personally utilized the company‘s services.

Debby Boone Part Two



Personal Life

Boone married Gabriel Ferrer on September 1, 1979. He is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Like Boone, Ferrer is a member of another well-known Hollywood family. He is the son of Jose Ferrer as well as Rosemary Clooneythe brother of actors Miguel Ferrer and also Rafael Ferrerthe nephew of journalist Nick Clooney and the cousin of actor George Clooney. The couple has four children: son Jordan (birthed 1980), twin daughters Gabrielle as well as Dustin (birthed 1983), and also daughter Tessa(birthed 1986).

Debby Boone Part Two

Discography


You Light Up My Life (1977).
Midstream (1978).
Debby Boone (1979).
Love Has No Reason (1980).
With My Song (1980).
Savin It Up (1981).
Surrender (1983).
Choose Life (1985).
Friends for Life (1987).
Be Thou My Vision (1989).
Reflections of Rosemary (2005).
Swing This (2013).

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Books



Boone and her husband worked together on several children‘s books, which were all illustrated by Ferrer.
1981: Debby Boone So Far (autobiography) ISBN 0840740921
1988: Bedtime Hugs for Little Ones ISBN 0736913785.
1989: Tomorrow Is a Brand New DayISBN 0890817707.
1991: The Snow Angel ISBN 0890818711.
1996: Welcome to This World ISBN 0736905758.
1998: Counting Blessings ISBN 0736900268.
The Snow Angel was released both in book form as well as in a special audio edition including original songs by Mari Falcone, Boone‘s musical director for several years. Boone also released the two-volume children‘s video series entitled Debby Boone‘s Hug-a-Long Songs. She and also her children appeared often on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine throughout their childhood.

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Awards



Academy of Country Music

1977: Top New Female Vocalist.


Dove Awards

1981: Best Album by a Secular Artist, With My Song.
1984: Best Album by a Secular Artist, Surrender.


Grammys

1977: Best New Artist.
1980: Best Inspirational Performance: With My Song.
1983: Best Gospel Performance Duo/Group for Keep The Flame Burning (with Phil Driscoll) Nominations:.

1977: Record Of The Year, You Light Up My Life.
1977: Best Pop Vocal Performance Female.
1984: Best Gospel Performance Female.
1985: Best Gospel Performance Female.
1987: Best Gospel Performance Female.
1989: Best Gospel Performance Female.


Music City News

1978: Best New Female Artist.


Record World

1977: Pop New Female Vocalist Albums.
1977: Pop New Female Vocalist Singles.
1977: Pop Single (Solo Artist), You Light Up My Life.
1977: Special Achievement.
1978: Pop New Female Vocalist Albums.
1978: Pop New Female Vocalist Singles.
1978: Pop Single (Solo Artist), You Light Up My Life.

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