Cynthia Gibb (1981)
I began my career at age 14 in New York City as Ford model. By the age of 15, I was doing commercials as well as print work. Woody Allen gave me my first acting job in his film, "Stardust Memories." Next was a 2-year stint on the daytime drama, "Search For Tomorrow" immediately followed by a lead in the hit series "Fame." Because of the weekly sessions in the recording studio for the show, I began my vocal training with Dr. Joel Ewing, with whom I still study today.
During my first series hiatus, I starred opposite Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze in "Yougblood;" the second hiatus was spent in Mexico shooting Oliver Stone's "Salvador," opposite James Woods; and then I worked with Virginia Madsen and Daphne Zuniga in "Modern Girls" after my third season on "Fame." I left the show to work with Burt Reynolds in "Malone," followed by "Jack's Back" opposite James Spader. In "Death Warrant" I worked with Jean-Claude Van Damm and Robert Guiallame. I was honored by the invitation to be a member of The Actors' Studio when I starred in one of their plays, Lyle Kessler's "Robbers".
Her studies have included private vocal coaching, membership in Dr. Ewing's Master Chorale for a dozen years and vocal pedagogy (the art of teaching singing) since 1999. In pedagogy Ms. Gibb has extensively studied the writings of Herbert Caesari, Cornelius Reid, William Vennard and Dr. Ewing's doctoral papers, focusing on registration being the most important foundation of singing. No matter what style one performs, the muscle system that makes our voices instruments must be balanced and Ms. Gibb's training allows her to hear and correct vocal faults as well as injuries. Ms. Gibb can be heard on the "Gypsy" soundtrack, a movie in which she played the title role opposite Bette Midler, earning her a Golden Globe nomination.