Julie Matthews has worked successfully as an on-camera talent, vocalist, agent, casting director, producer, acting coach and writer.  In New York City, she studied  at the world renowned Actors Studio under Lee Strasberg.  Her motion pictures for acting and casting include "A CHRISTMAS STORY” among others . Her on screen film credits for acting and casting are at: (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1023428/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1).  EGGSHELLAND, a feature film documentary, which she co-produced, has earned numerous awards at film festivals nationally and internationally. See the sizzle reel at: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hdwB7A0a7A).  MARQUEE SHOWCASE PRODUCTIONS have several upcoming projects on their slate which include "Soupernatural" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5EwoaMk0DM) and "The CONtest” (feature films),  and several series for television including “The National Search For America’s Most Photogenic Baby”,  “The National Singing Star Competition”, “Battle Of The Brushes” and TvDinners© (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoXmuBcRjWM). 

As founder and director of the AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS NETWORK (since 1993), Julie has been committed to using her show business skills to develop fundraising events for Children's Hospitals nationwide raising more than $5,000.000.00 over the past 30 years, working and touring with many classic television celebrities, being featured on countless talk shows,  newscasts, radio and newspapers interviews including Sally Jesse Raphael, USA Today, New York Times,  and 60 MINUTES with The Donna Reed Show's PAUL PETERSEN, recognizing her talent and ability to coach actors and direct screen tests. 

Julie is a professional vocalist with with the popular 60's girl group, The PopTarts (www.the-poptarts.com), who recently composed and recorded an original Christmas album. Two songs from their record, (one sung by Julie), are featured in the LIFETIME movie, Love At The Christmas Table starring Danika McKellar.  Julie Matthews is the co-creator and co-executive producer of IDOL CHAT (www.idolchat.tv).  She is thrilled that she can use her producer talents to satisfy the classic TV star FAN that she is!!  Julie resides in Sagamore Hills Ohio with MSB guitrist Danny Powers. and their Dalmatian, ROCKit.

 

DEBI LEWIN BIO

 

Born and raised in the rock and roll CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, Cleveland, Ohio, DEBI LEWIN has more than 40 years of experience in show business as a professional singer, entertainer, dancer, band manager and producer. Debi's knowledge of music comes from a history of three generations of musicians. The Lewin family (Read more on the success of her very talented brother Dennis Lewin) is recognized for their vast musical backgrounds spanning over 200 YEARS from classical and theatrical to rock and roll.  

 

Debi started her career in musical theater, performing the rolls of Eva Peron and Cassie in A Chorus Line and more! Moving from genre to genre and singing in four languages makes Debi one of the most versatile performers who'll ever hear.  Performing in Las Vegas as Wayne Newton’s backup singer at the "Sands Hotel" and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon is just a few of the many highlights of Debi's career. Debi has also performed in Las Vegas at "Caesar's Palace," "The Aladdin," "Sahara," "Stratosphere" and "The Riviera Hotel."  

 

Debi has also had the pleasure of performing with or doing background vocals for Lou Gramm (Foreigner) , Andy Kim, Lou Christie, Ron Dante, The Scintas, Eric Carmen, Mitch Ryder, Chris Montez, Felix Cavaliere, Maxine Nightingale, Southside Johnny, Deniece Williams, Patty Smythe, Kim Carnes, Louis Prima Jr, Martha Reeves, Mark Farner and more.  

 

Debi had the pleasure of promoting shows for Sonny Geraci of "The Outsiders" and performing with Paul Shaffer and "The David Letterman Band" .  Over a 10-year period of 1997-2007, Debi performed in Cleveland and across the mid-west with the very popular Pink Floyd tribute band, "Wish You Were Here," as well as singing background vocals, both recorded and live for "Beau Coup" and Michael Stanley. 

 

Currently, Debi is producing shows for Marquee Showcase Productions and helping performers achieve their dreams of making it in “ShowBiz”. Debi is also a Mentor, Talent Scout and Judge for the very popular Dream Night Talent Search and the National Singing Star Competition.

 

Debi Lewin's CD "A Woman of Standards" is aired on radio station 91.5

 

A Star is Born : Debi (& Julie)  had the pleasure of discovering Kaley Ann Voorhees (Aurora, Ohio Native) at the National Singing Star Competition and were honored to have been instrumental in her success and to become her Managers.  Kaley Ann Voorhees  performed the lead role of Christine in  “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway for the past 8 years.

 

Debi had the pleasure and honor of hosting/promoting shows for

Peter Noone- Herman of Herman's Hermits during the pandemic 2020-2021.

 

Vocal and performance Coach & Studio Vocal/Music Producer can also be added to Debi’s list of achievements. Debi is thoroughly committed to helping undiscovered talent realize their dreams!  

 

And So Much More to Tell!

 

Most Important Role in Life : The Mother of her two amazing sons Adam and Andrew Bankhurst and Now Grandma "LaLa" of her Grandson Liam!   YAY!!!!!

Future Broadway Nighttown August 23, 2019
2013 DETROIT CONTEST- MOTOWN LEGEND MARTHA REEVES CELEBRITY JUDGE PICTURED HERE WITH VANESSA ANOTHER WINNER FROM DETROIT AND DENNIS K.
Nighttown Future Broadway Cast
who's running the show Producers Julie Matthews and Debi Lewin
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