Biography

Debbie Glivar Roberts

Debbie is an award winning musical theatre expert with more than four decades of experience. Recognized as a gifted soprano vocalist she has appeared in more than 150 musical productions, concerts, television specials and recordings throughout the United States and Europe. As a music and vocal director, conductor and musician Debbie has worked with students of all grade levels. Her passion for inspiring and teaching children has lead her to become one of San Diego\’s most highly sought after voice and audition coaches.rn Debbie studied all aspects of musical theatre at San Diego Junior Theatre, where she participated in 11 productions. She was a member of JT\’s original Repertory Players, the precursor to Confetti, and worked as stage manager for JT\’s first production at the Casa del Prado Theatre, Wizard of Oz. rn While attending college Debbie was a JT Teaching Artist and performed with Starlight and Valley Music Theatre. At age 18 she was invited to sing with the internationally acclaimed San Diego Opera Chorus where she performed for four seasons until she moved to New York. As a member of the prestigious New York Choral Society, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, on PBS television and the RCA recording of A Holiday Celebration with Peter, Paul & Mary. Debbie appeared at the Salzburg Music Festival in Austria where she sang in two operas and chamber music concerts with I Cantori di New York. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.rn As founder and director of Broadway Vocal Artists, she specializes in the Broadway music library. Debbie teaches the simple, step-by-step easy tools required to maximize vocal talent while minimizing anxiety, resulting in well-rehearsed and stress-free musical theatre auditions, callbacks and casting. Ms. Roberts’ students have appeared at JT, on Broadway, film, television, recordings as well as community theatre and school productions.rn Debbie’s musical theatre expertise has brought her to positions as Founding Musical and Vocal Director for the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s Kroc Kids, Children’s Theatre Workshop Director for the renowned New York summer stock theatre company, the Mac-Haydn Theatre, Artist In Residence with Young Audiences of San Diego and vocal coach for high school and community theatre projects.rn Mrs. Roberts lives in La Mesa, California with her husband Larry Roberts, an athletic trainer. Visit her website at debbieglivarroberts.com.rn