Hear the rhythm. Feel the beat.

The rhythm and the beat. Debbie (Shapiro) Gravitte: Tony Award Winning, Emmy & Grammy Nominated Broadway Musical Star & Actress, Producer & Founder Group5Production.


Music has the ability to move you no matter what kind you listen to. On sunny days, rainy days, blue days, whether happy or sad, there’ something to be said for hearing the rhythm and feeling the beat.

Debbie Shapiro Gravitte is a Broadway star, Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer with both Grammy and Emmy nominations. Debbie is also a producer and Founder of the All-Female Production Company Group5Productions.

We talk about….

  • What does juggling have to do with anything?
  • Communication
  • Expecting, not expecting and giving yourself a break
  • The All Female Production Company
  • Doing 2 to their 1
  • Perception and actors
  • Up next

Debbie won her Tony for Jerome Robbin’s Broadway and is one of Broadway’s biggest personalities. She made her debut in the original cast of They’re Playing Our Song and went on to appear in Perfetly Frank (Drama Desk Award Nomination), Blues in the Night, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Zorba, Chicago and Les Miserables. Debbie has been in the Encore’s series productions of The Boys From Syracuse, Tenderloin and Carnival at New York City’s City Center.

Debbie has performed her nightclub act worldwide, from New York’s 54 Below to London’s Pizza on the Park. And she’s a favorite with Symphony audiences and has song with over 175 Orchestras around the world. There’s more. Debbie co-starred on the CBS series Trial and Error and has starred in sever PBS specials. Debbie also has four solo CD’s to her credit. I almost forgot, you can find Debbie in the Bette Midler movie Isn’t She Great.