Bio: Deborah Jean Templin has played America’s most prestigious regional theatres including Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre and Washington’s Arena Stage. She is the recipient of New Hampshire Theatre Award, Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award and the Los Angeles’ Richard Burton Award in Acting. Internationally, Ms. Templin starred as French chanteuse, Fania Fenelon in the stage premiere of Arthur Miller’s PLAYING FOR TIME at Edinburgh Festival. Her New York stage credits range from the New York premiere of WE’RE STILL HOT! to Tom Lehrer’s of TOMFOOLERY. She has performed with Musical Tonight! and York Theatre Company in the classic musicals DARLING OF THE DAY, MISS LIBERTY, JOHNNY JOHNSON, TAKE ME ALONG, HALF A SIXPENCE, EARNEST IN LOVE, MILK AND HONEY and THE HIGH LIFE. She has created three cabarets to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Regionally she has played Dolly in HELLO, DOLLY!, Hannigan in ANNIE, the Lady from Lincoln in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, Bertie in THE CLUB, the Lillian Roth role of Mary Stewart in the Marx Brother’s ANIMAL CRACKER, I’M NOT RAPPAPORT opposite Nehemiah Persoff and Ben Vereen and twenty eight productions of rotating repertory at the Weathervane Theatre in NH. National tours include MAMMA MIA!, TITANIC, BABY, ANNIE and PASSION OF DRACULA. She played Florence Foster Jenkins, the self-styled opera diva in SOUVENIR at Stageworks Hudson, Charles Wood Theatre and Cape May Stage. An experienced television and film actress, she has been featured on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, MIDNIGHT CALLER, SUPERIOR COURT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN and the Mike Hammer’s MORE THAN A MURDER. Her Film credits include the STEAM with Ruby Dee and over 20 films shot in New York City. Her one-woman play UNSINKABLE WOMEN: STORIES AND SONGS FROM THE TITANIC has played over 100 venues domestically and abroad.
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