Join David Lawrence, (son of Steve and Eydie and acclaimed writer of High School Musical) and Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte, as they swing to the sounds of music that was (and IS!) the soundtrack for people from one to ninety-two!
Join David Lawrence,
(son of Steve and Eydie and acclaimed writer of High School Musical) and Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte, as they swing to the sounds of music that was (and IS!) the soundtrack for people from one to ninety-two!
ABOUT DEBBIE GRAVITTE
Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte (JEROME ROBBIN’S BROADWAY), one of Broadway's biggest personalities, has found herself in demand from the Broadway Stage to the concert stage and beyond. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, she went on to appear in: PERFECTLY FRANK (DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION), BLUES IN THE NIGHT, AIN’T BROADWAY GRAND, ZORBA, CHICAGO, and LES MISERABLES. Debbie has been seen in the ENCORE’S series productions of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, TENDERLOIN, and CARNIVAL at New York’s CITY CENTER. She has appeared as Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES, LOVE LIFE at the Walnut St. Theatre, RED, HOT AND BLUE at the Papermill Playhouse and the West Coast Premiere of THE GOODBYE GIRL.
Debbie has performed her nightclub act worldwide, from New York’s RAINBOW AND STARS, 54 BELOW, and BIRDLAND to London’s PIZZA ON THE PARK, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she’s had the honor of performing with JAY LENO, HARRY ANDERSON, and the legendary GEORGE BURNS.
A favorite with Symphony audiences, she has sung with over 175 Orchestras around the world. She has toured with KEITH LOCKHART AND THE BOSTON POPS, appeared with LANG LANG and the CHINESE PHILHARMONIC in Beijing, along with PETER NERO AND THE PHILLY POPS, THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY (WITH MARVIN HAMLISCH), THE NY POPS WITH THE LEGENDARY SKITCH HENDERSON, ATLANTA SYMPHONY, CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA, PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY, UTAH SYMPHONY, ST. LOUIS, HOUSTON, DALLAS and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONIES.
Overseas, Debbie has sung with the MOSCOW, LONDON, AALBORG and BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS, STOCKHOLM PHILHARMONIC, the GOTESBORG and JERUSALEM SYMPHONIES, MUNICH PHILHARMONIC, the ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA, ORCHESTRA MASSIMO DEL PALERMO and SYMPHONICA OF BRAZIL, BILBAO PHIL, along with THE MALAYSIAN PHILHARMONIC.
On television, Debbie co-starred on the CBS series TRIAL AND ERROR, was seen on NBC’S PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, and has starred in several specials for PBS, including LIVE FROM THE KENNEDY CENTER, THE BOSTON POPS CELEBRATE BERNSTEIN, RODGERS AND HART for GREAT PERFORMANCES, and IRA GERSHWIN’S 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.
Debbie has 4 solo CD’s to her credit, including her latest release: BIG BAND BROADWAY, along with DEFYING GRAVITY, THE MGM ALBUM, and PART OF YOUR WORLD: THE MUSIC OF ALAN MENKEN. Her other recordings include: CALAMITY JANE, UNSUNG SONDHEIM, LUCKY STIFF, MISS SPECTACULAR., LOUISIANA PURCHASE, A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS, as well as MACK AND MABEL IN CONCERT: live from the DRURY LANE THEATRE among others.
Debbie has sung with the NEW YORK CITY BALLET in PETER MARTIN’S “THOU SWELL” at LINCOLN CENTER, appeared with BETTE MIDLER in the Universal Feature, ISN’T SHE GREAT?, and can be heard as one of the voices in DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID. Debbie is the proud mother of three beautiful children.
ABOUT DAVID LAWRENCE
David Lawrence was born in New York City, raised in Los Angeles and is the son of iconic entertainers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme. Emmy nominated for his work on Disney’s DESCENDANTS and two-time recipient of the ASCAP Award for Most Performed Film Score, David’s music and/or songs can be heard in FREAKY FRIDAY, the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL trilogy, the AMERICAN PIE franchise, JERICHO (CBS), HARPER’S ISLAND (CBS), LIV AND MADDIE (DISNEY CHANNEL), THE CLEANER (A&E), COMMON LAW (USA), MUPPET CLASSIC THEATRE, THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, COMPANY MAN, LIFE WITHOUT DICK, Earth, Wind and Fire’s MILLENNIUM, Diane Schuur’s PURE SCHUUR and the HBO documentary BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS. He has been commissioned to write three ballets for Melissa Barak’s BARAK BALLET including E/SPACE in collaboration with award winning interactive video artist Refik Anadol. For director Kenny Ortega he composed the music for the LAKE OF DREAMS ORB SHOW at the Wynn Hotel, he served as Musical Supervisor on LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS and orchestrated the Off Broadway musicals HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH and TAPESTRY. Most recently he completed his first solo album, “NOSOTROS”, a tribute to his mother and her recordings with the Trio Los Panchos. A graduate of Mannes Conservatory of Music, David lives in Los Angeles with his lyricist//producing partner/wife Faye Greenberg, two delightfully deranged mutts and occasionally daughter Mabel Lawrence who thinks going to college is more important than keeping Dad company.