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Deborah Cox

Birth Place: Toronto, ON, CANADA

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Deborah Cox (Glinda) is an award-winning recording artist, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, and international talent spanning the worlds of music, Broadway, television, film, and fashion. An established songstress, Cox has scaled the R&B and Pop charts with six Top 20 Billboard R&B singles and an impressive thirteen No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Her sophomore album spawned two No. 1 R&B songs including the record-breaking “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” that spent 14 weeks at the top (the longest in history at the time) and “We Can’t Be Friends.” In addition to her illustrious musical catalog, the Canadian-born star has been recognized for her undying commitment to various social justice initiatives. In 2020, Deborah was honored with Black Music Honors’ Entertainer Icon Award in recognition of her twenty-five groundbreaking years in the music industry. A seasoned entertainer, both on-screen and off, Deborah is currently winning rave reviews for her roles on BET’s First Wives Club and Emmy-nominated HBO MAX series, Station Eleven. In May 2022, Deborah reached a pinnacle career milestone when she made history as the first Black woman inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In the same year, Deborah was given the Key to the City and had September 23rd declared as Deborah Cox Day. She also received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, rounding off an incredible year. As Deborah continues to perform on stages and screens internationally, she’s also working on her seventh career studio album and just launched her new wine, Kazaisu. For more information on Deborah visit

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Broadway Revival Production, 2024

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US Tour, 2023

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First National Tour, 2016
Rachel Marron


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Nederlander Presentations, Inc. National Tour, 2012

Original Broadway Production, 2000
Aida [Replacement]

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Shanna Sharp to Perform at The Green Room 42 in July

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present singer/songwriter and recording artist Shanna Sharp, in her final New York City performance before she embarks on her new journey to Europe. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Listen: THE WIZ Releases 2024 Broadway Cast Recording, Available to Stream now!

The 2024 Broadway cast recording of THE WIZ is now available on all streaming platforms. Enjoy the latest renditions of this classic musical's beloved songs performed by the new Broadway cast.
Video: THE WIZ's Avery Wilson Shares What Makes His Version of Scarecrow Different

In this video, watch as hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo, sit down with the charming and multi-talented Avery Wilson. Making his Broadway debut as the ‘Scarecrow’ in the hit musical The Wiz, Avery shares his journey to the Great White Way and offers an inside look at his unique portrayal of the iconic character.
Videos: Watch Music Videos For 'Be A Lion' and 'Home' From THE WIZ

Two new singles, “Be a Lion” and “Home”, have been released from the upcoming The Wiz (2024 Broadway Cast Recording) available on all streaming platforms digitally next Friday, June 14.
Video: THE NOTEBOOK's Jordan Tyson Talks Making Her Broadway Debut

In this video, Jordan dives into her journey to the Great White Way from her early survival jobs working at a spin studio to joining the workshop of Lempicka and more! Jordan also shares why The Notebook IP has resonated with audiences over the last four decades from novel to movie and now Broadway!
Photos: Common, Jennifer Hudson & Taraji P. Henson Visit THE WIZ

See photos of the celebrities that paid a visit to The Wiz on Broadway!
Photos: Whoopi Goldberg Visits THE WIZ On Broadway

The Broadway revival of the musical classic, The Wiz, recently welcomed Tony Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg for a visit to Oz!
How Often Do Shows Tour Before Coming to Broadway?

This time, the reader question was: How often do shows like The Wiz start on tour before coming to Broadway?
North American Tour of MYSTIC PIZZA to Launch in January 2025

The highly-anticipated musical adaptation of the 1988 classic movie MYSTIC PIZZA, which recently completed a critically hailed run at LA Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts this past January, will embark on a North American Tour in January 2025.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld May 20, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is May 20, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed this weekend. 
Video: Watch Deborah Cox, Nichelle Lewis, & Cast of THE WIZ Perform 'He's the Wiz' on THE TODAY SHOW

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,' the cast of The Wiz stopped by the show on Friday to perform the song 'He's the Wiz' from the new production of the classic musical. Before the performance, Deborah Cox, who is playing Glinda and also serving as a producer, discussed the show. Watch the interview and performance now!
Wayne Brady to Depart THE WIZ, Alan Mingo Jr. Will Return to the Title Role

Alan Mingo Jr. will return to the title role of ‘The Wiz’ on Broadway beginning Thursday, June 13, 2024. Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady will play his final performance in the role of ‘The Wiz’ on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.
Video: Watch the Cast of THE WIZ Perform 'Ease On Down the Road' on THE TODAY SHOW

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,'  the cast of The Wiz stopped by the show on Friday to perform the song 'Ease on Down the Road' from the new production of the classic musical. Before the performance, Nichelle Lewis, who is playing Dorothy, discussed The Wiz with TODAY's Hoda Katb and Savannah Guthrie. Watch the interview and performance now!
TODAY's 'Best of Broadway' Week to Feature Performances From SUFFS, HELL'S KITCHEN, THE NOTEBOOK & More

The TODAY Show has announced the lineup for their annual 'Best of Broadway' week, showcasing new shows opening on Broadway this season. Tune in each day this week for a special performance from one of these new musicals. See the schedule here!
Video: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Look at THE WIZ on TODAY

On Friday, The Today Show visited The Wiz on Broadway for a special behind-the-scenes look at the revival of the classic musical. In the interview, Wayne Brady, who plays The Wiz, talked about the formative experience of watching the 1978 film with Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Nichelle Lewis is making her Broadway debut in the production and recalls the creative team finding her through TikTok. Watch the full interview now!
Photos: On the Red Carpet at The New York Pops's 41st Birthday Gala Honoring Clive Davis

The New York Pops honored the record industry's most innovative and influential executive Clive Davis at the orchestra's 41st Birthday Gala, The Soundtrack of Our Lives: A Tribute to the Legendary Clive Davis, on Monday, April 29. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet here!
Photos: The New York Pops Honor Clive Davis at 41st Birthday Gala

The New York Pops honored the record industry's most innovative and influential executive Clive Davis at the orchestra's 41st Birthday Gala, The Soundtrack of Our Lives: A Tribute to the Legendary Clive Davis.
THE WIZ 2024 Broadway Cast Recording Will Be Released This Summer

The 2024 cast recording of The Wiz will be released this summer! Learn more about The Wiz here!
Camp Broadway Ensemble Will Perform With the New York Pops at 41st Birthday Gala

The Broadway Education Alliance has announced that the Camp Broadway Ensemble will perform with The New York Pops at their 41st Birthday Gala at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 7:00 pm. 
Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More Join The New York Pops' 41st Birthday Gala

Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Art Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel Jr., Courtney Hadwin, Valerie Simpson, Patty Smyth, Ruben Studdard, Adrienne Warren, Diane Warren, and Avery Wilson will now join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, to honor Clive Davis.


How many Broadway shows has Deborah Cox been in?

Deborah Cox has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Deborah Cox been in?

Deborah Cox has not appeared in the West End.

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