November 22, Deborah Jean played the role of Eugene O'Neill's mother Ella O'Neill in JOURNEY a new play by Herman Ferrell III directed by Jim Simpson at New Dramatists in New York City.
October 19, Ms Templin performing the role of Pia the director in a workshop of the new musical NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND by Colin Pip Diixon at The Field in New York City
BITING BROADWAY, the first successful Vampire Musical book by Richard Hochberg, Music by Gerald Steinbacch, Lyrics by Jordan Beck presented by LexiKat Artists at the St.Regis Hotel and Pearl Studios October 6 and 7. A cast of nine including Robert Cuccioli and Mary Testa. It was a delight to playi a television talk show host, dancing pineapple, AEA receptionist, casting director and a Liza Minnelli Impersonator!
Deborah Jean Templin recently played the role Maud Dunlap in Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at the historic Cape Playhouse during its 90th Anniversary Season in Dennis, Massachussets from July 5 through July 23, 2016
Last December Deborah Jean recently played Martha Watson in Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall
CURRENTLY BOOKING TWO PRODUCTIONS
SINGING FOR THE COWS
SINGING FOR THE COWS is stories from four generations of an American farm family.
There are over 20 characters and 13 songs accompanied by period photographs.
Running time is one hour.
Read Kay Johnson's wonderful article on the SINGING FOR THE COWS premiere.
DEBORAH JEAN TEMPLIN (Writer/Performer) An award winning actress. Deborah was a 4-H Reporter to the Nation in 1970 meeting Hubert Humphrey and J.C. Penney. She was inducted into the Glencoe/Silver Lake Hall of Fame in 2015.
RON SCHWINN (Director) has been active in professional musical theatre for over half a century. He has appeared in 13 Broadway productions, 5 national touring companies, many regional theatres, film and TV. He has worked with such luminaries as George Abbott, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse, Sir John Gielgud, Gene Kelly and Arthur Penn. He now choreographs and directs. In his spare time, Mr. Schwinn is an avid naturalist, wildlife photographer, sailor and gourmet cook.
KURT SCHULZ (Production Assistant) Kurt is an actor, poet and farmer who has performed through Minnesota and Wisconsin, most recently in Reginald Arkells’ “Old Herbaceous” directed by Anita O’Sullivan, where he portrays a head gardener. He can frequently be sighted roaming his pastures that produce poetry as well as grass fed beef.
UNSINKABLE WOMEN: Stories and Songs from the Titanic has toured more than 110 venues domestically and abroad, Lincoln Center debut at Bruno Walter Auditorium in the fall of 2012.
Deborah Jean has played leading roles at America's most prestigious theatre companies. Ms Templin was featured as Martha in Irving Berlin's White Christmas in the Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall production, in Mary Poppins as "Miss Andrew", "Queen Victoria" and "Bird Woman" at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre. Broadway national tours include Mamma Mia!, Titanic, Baby and Annie. Ms Templin is the 2013 New Hampshire Theatre Award winner for her work as "Frau Blucher" in Mel Brooks/Thomas Meehan's Young Frankenstein. Ms. Templin was given Philadelphia's Barrymore Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work as chanteuse "Kay Goodman" in Dennis Deal's Nite Club Confidential. The Los Angeles Arts Council awarded her the Richard Burton Award in Acting. Deborah Jean has been proud member of the perfomers unions of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association since 1977.