Debby Boone's Reflections of Rosemary is an intimate, deeply heartfelt tribute to her late mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney. The show is a touching musical portrait filled with a collection of standards chosen for their significance in Boone's life with Clooney, led by her and Clooney's Musical Director, John Oddo. "I wanted to select songs that would give an insight into Rosemary from a family perspective, and from the more than thirty years that I spent with her," says Boone.
"Somewhere above, next to that second star on the right, Rosemary Clooney is beaming approval and smiling proudly." - Rex Reed, New York Observer
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About Debby Boone
Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” ranked # 7 in the September 20, 2008 Billboard Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Special Issue on The Definitive List of The Hot 100’s All-Time Top-Charting Songs of the last 5 decades. The Hot 100 has become the standard for song success. Debby Boone earned instant fame in 1977 when “You Light Up My Life” became an overnight hit. The tune, which outranked even The Beatles by claiming the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for ten straight weeks, sold in excess of four million copies; the album went double platinum with sales in excess of two million. The song went on to win an Academy Award® for Best Song in a Motion Picture, and Debby received the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist of the Year. Since then, she has won two additional GRAMMY Awards and has received seven GRAMMY nominations.
Debby Boone’s first Concord Records release, Reflections of Rosemary, is an
intimate musical portrait of her late mother-in-law, the legendary singer
Rosemary Clooney. The CD is a collection of 14 standards chosen for their
significance in Boone's life with Clooney, led by hers and Clooney’s Musical
Director, John Oddo. “I wanted to select songs that would give an insight into
Rosemary from a family perspective, and from the more than 30- years that I
spent with her,” says Boone. Debby continues to tour the Reflections of Rosemary Tribute along with musical director, John Oddo throughout the USA at many Performing Arts Centers and Symphony Halls. The show is a deeply heart-felt tribute to the unforgettable Rosemary Clooney, a woman for whom Debby had great love and respect. Recent appearances include performances at The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas and the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, California. "Debby was a shining light on our Pops season, in the tradition of great singers who bring a song to life just the way the composer intended. Her voice is superb and her stage presence endearing. Our audience experienced a memorable performance that included some of the greatest songs ever written." Robert Kaufman, Principal Pops Conductor, Pacific Symphony. Debby recently completed a five week run of her "Christmas Memories" show in Branson, Missouri at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre to the delight of audiences, and she capped off 2009 by performing with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to her recording career, Debby’s starring roles on Broadway include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the role of Maria in Lincoln Center’s 30th Anniversary production of The Sound of Music, and Rizzo in the production of Grease. Debby has also toured nationally in Meet Me In St. Louis, and performed the role of Anna in the 50th Anniversary staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center in California.
Recent stage performances of Debby’s include New York’s third annual “24 Hour Musicals”, whereby Debby was joined by a talented group of nearly 50 industry professionals to write, produce, compose, and perform short original musicals within 24 hours! Additionally, for the third year in a row, Debby performed in this year’s “Lyrics and Lyricists” event at the 92nd St. Y, with musical director John Oddo. Debby also looks forward to continuing her "Christmas Memories" show this year with the Gatlin Brothers at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, Missouri. Click here to visit her website.