Debby Lennon

Debby Lennon

Singer / Actor/ Vocal Coach

BIOGRAPHY

Debby Lennon: A member of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for thirty seasons, Ms. Lennon made her solo debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the 1992 Carnegie Hall premiere of William Bolcom’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience.”  The Boston Globe called her, “brassily irresistible.”

 Ms. Lennon has been a featured soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, The New Music Circle, The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, The St. Louis Gateway Men’s Chorus, The Tommy Money Orchestra, Bob Coleman’s Legacy Big Band and The Space Coast Pops with Richard Hayman.  From 1992-1999, Ms. Lennon recorded and performed with the nationally known acapella group, “Pieces of 8” of which she was a founding member.  Ms. Lennon is active in the St. Louis Opera scene having performed in Winter Opera’s 2012 production of La Boheme, and with Union Avenue Opera in their productions of Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. She played Annina in Traviata and Giovanna in Rigoletto at UAO, directed by Tim Ocel and most recently performed the role of Mrs. Mullen in UAO’s critically acclaimed 2017 production of Carousel directed by Ken Page. She made her 2014 Opera Theater of St. Louis debut in the ensemble of Dialogues of the Carmelites. Most recently, Ms. Lennon was a featured soloist in the February 2016 performances of A Mid Summer Night’s Dream at the St. Louis Symphony.  Ms. Lennon has performed seven seasons at The Muny, and was in Stages 2012 production of The Sound of Music where she understudied the role of Mother Abbess. Ms. Lennon starred in Max and Louie’s critically acclaimed 2016 production of Grey Gardens and won the Judy Award, Broadway World Award (St. Louis Division) and The St. Louis Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Most recently, Ms. Lennon made her Insight Theater debut in June of 2017 starring as Diana in Next To Normal, and starred as Florence Foster Jenkins in Max and Louie’s 2017 production of Souvenir.

 Ms. Lennon has performed and has been a featured soloist on many concert series events at The Sheldon, The Pulitzer, The Touhill, Jazz at the Bistro, Finale Music and Dining, and The Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival. Her solo CD, “I’m All Smiles” was released in November 2005 to sold out audiences at Finale Music and Dining.

 Ms. Lennon is celebrating her sixteenth year as adjunct voice professor and director of The Vocal Jazz Program and The Webster Jazz Singers at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Ms. Lennon also serves at St. Joseph’s Academy as vocal coach and maintains a private voice studio.