Debby Lennon

 

Adjunct Professor of Voice & Director of the Webster Jazz Singers

Debby Lennon

A member of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for twenty-six 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 York City Gay Men’s Chorus, The New Music Circle, The Gateway Men’s Chorus, The Tommy Money Orchestra, The Space Coast Pops with Richard Hayman and Bob Coleman’s Legacy Big Band, as well as being an active freelance artist in the St. Louis area.  From 1992-1999, Ms. Lennon recorded and performed with the nationally known acapella group, “Pieces of 8” of which she was a founding member. She has also recorded with The Paul Demarinis Sextet, the album, “The Sun, The Stars” recorded in 2010 and Kim Portnoy’s “Most This Amazing Day” recorded in 2011.  Ms. Lennon has performed seven seasons at The Muny, Winter Opera’s 2012 production of La Boheme, Stages St. Louis 2012 production of The Sound of Music, and has performed with Union Avenue Opera their last four seasons in productions of Un Ballo in Maschera, Madama Butterfly and most recently as Annina in La Traviata and Giovanna in Rigoletto both directed by Tim Ocel. She made her 2014 OTSL debut in the ensemble of Dialogues of the Carmelites and will be a soloist this February 2016 in performances of A Mid Summer Night’s Dream as a part of  SLSO’s William Shakespere celebration. Ms. Lennon has performed as a soloist in Lincoln Center’s “Avery Fisher Hall”, Carnegie Hall, Powell Symphony Hall and on many concert series events at The Sheldon, The Pulitzer, The Touhill, Jazz at the Bistro, Finale Music and Dining, and The Old Webster Blues and Jazz 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 fifteenth year as adjunct professor of voice and director of The Vocal Jazz Program and The Webster Jazz Singers at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri since 2001and also serves at St. Joseph’s Academy as vocal instructor and maintains a private voice studio. Ms. Lennon is thrilled beyond belief to be making her debut in Max and Louie Productions “Grey Gardens” this summer 2016 playing Edith/ Little Edie.  The role of a lifetime!