Deborah Boily began her professional career at the Williamstown Theater Festival in l974 and has been working as an actress and singer ever since playing lead roles in Blood Brothers,…
About Deborah Boily
Deborah Boily began her professional career at the Williamstown Theater Festival in l974 and has been working as an actress and singer ever since playing lead roles in Blood Brothers, A New Brain, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Open Window, Closer Then Ever, Merrily We Roll Along, Blue Window, appearing in the West End in London, Off Broadway, Regional Theaters in the U.S.
In l989 Deborah began her Cabaret career with a one-woman show entitled "I Always Wanted to be French". Two subsequent Cabaret shows of French popular song were created and the best of these shows was complied into her second CD "The French Collection". Deborah has taken these shows to Canada and the Edinburgh Festival as well as key cities in the U.S.
Since 1993, Deborah has been a headliner with such cruise lines as Seabourn, Silver Seas, Radisson-Seven Seas and Paquet Cruises performing her various one woman shows in both French and in English.
After moving to Paris in l994, Deborah was featured performer at the Hotel Westminster singing none other than songs from the American songbook!! Two years in London followed where she performed at every Cabaret room in the city and recorded her debut album entitled "The Song Remembers When" before heading back to the U.S.
In 2001, Deborah starred in a play written for her entitled: "Piaf inVienna" and received enthusiastic reviews for her work as an actress as well as a songstress of the music of Edith Piaf.
Deborah's version of "Lies of Handsome Men" ( on The Song Remembers When) was the version chosen by its composer, Francesca Blumenthal, as her favorite. She was also sited by radio host Jonathan Schwartz as one of the 5 most musical women (in company with Linda Ronstadt and Judy Collins).
Deborah performed her show "I've Got my Standards...Now & Then" at London's Jermyn Street Theatre and at Le Petit Journal Montparnasse in Paris this year. The show has since been revised and renamed "Thank You for the Music". It was recorded "live" in June of 2003. A celebration of standards, the show's theme culminates from Deborah's believe that a standard is not just a song written in the '40's by Gershwin and his collegues, but much more ...