Empire Plush Room Engagement of Have
A Little Paris On Me
Contra Costa Times by Pat Craig:
"...She doesn't disappoint. The magic she makes on the
CD is doubled with her live performance as she sings about the
town she loves."
Beyond Chron by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave:
"...Debbie de Coudreaux is stunning with her hair pulled
back and she has amazing stage presence. When you look at her,
visions of the great dancer/singer/movie star Ann Miller come
to mind. Have A Little Paris On Me -certainly has it's moments,
and de Coudreaux has a rich full voice with tremendous range."
Piedmont Post by Robert Lee Hall:
"...Debbie de Coudreaux [has] a knock-out voice...sometimes
vibrantly operatic, sometimes smokily bluesy, sometimes jazzily
KGO Radio by Jerry Friedman:
"...Backed by a superb trio of piano, bass and drums, [Debbie]
displays a magnificent voice and personality, together with
comedy and special material, providing a most captivating evening
San Francisco Bay Times:
"...de Coudreaux can belt a lyric with the best of them,
and when she does her projection fairly rattles the cocktail
glasses in the intimate Plush Room..."
Debut CD Have A Little Paris On
CityCabaret, Elizabeth Ahlfors:
"[A] valentine to a city she obviously adores, "Have
A Little Paris On Me " exudes a joie de vivre that won't
quit. Through songs, de Coudreaux tells the story of her love
affair with Paris and she has the theatre chops to do it with
élan and authority...[she] infuses her song lyrics with
dramatic fire, unwrapping the romance, joy, humor and angst
so identified with the City of Love...an intoxicating cocktail
of old and new standards and theatre songs, all with a French
M.A.C. nominated show You Don't
Know Paree performed at Eighty-Eights
Bistro Bits by Martin Schaffer:
"I was perfectly charmed by Debbie de Coudreaux's Paris-inspired
show…She is a statuesque and beautiful woman with a sophisticated
demeanor which hides a wicked sense of humor. Her voice…is
capable of fine interpretations of both tender ballads and more
uptempo, comic material…De Coudreaux delights with her
essence of style and sentiment, which she balances with ease…[She]
is a welcome addition to New York's cabaret beat. She brings
a wonderful sense of style and humor-a sort of French music-hall
sensibility-to her performance and to the cabaret stage in general."
"…Ms. De Coudreaux is a gifted singer with talent
to spare….To say she is a well-needed shot in the arm
to New York night life is only putting it mildly. She is a stunning
woman-stylish and chic. And when she smiles she's like an art
deco neon sign that hypnotically lures us into exotic hinterlands.
She's a singer who can wrap her voice around a song in a stylistic
yet dramatic approach that shapes and colors the lyrics in a
deeply personal fashion. She can be profoundly moving one minute…and
mischievously naughty [the next] without ever breaking the flow
of the evening or the seemingly abrupt change from ballad to
blues to swing tempo songs…Hopefully this is the beginning
of a long term love affair between Debbie de Coudreaux and New
York night club audiences…I think she's going to be a
major force in New York cabaret night life."
For the Moulin Rouge-Paris,
"…Debbie de Coudreaux is the spectacle's reigning
goddess, a pleasing vision, charming and adroit in all she does…
"…she has the feathers, the voice and the culture…"
"…Debbie de Coudreaux has been enchanting the cosmopolitan
public for eight years…From show to show, by her voice,
her allure and her finesse; she incarnates at the music hall
the 'queen of the night'. Although she is American, Debbie represents…the
image of Paris and France, like Josephine Baker before."
For Hal Prince's Show Boat
Costa Times-Pat Craig:
"…de Coudreaux is breathtaking as Julie."
Francisco Examiner-Robert Hurwitt:
"Debbie de Coudreaux…delivers a lively "Can't
Help Lovin' That Man of Mine" and a beautifully phrased,
City Paper - L.L. Kirchne:
"Stunning in her exuberant youth as the Cotton Blossom's
star, Debbie de Coudreaux's Julie was equally believable as
the boozy old broad who could still sing her heart out. De Coudreaux's
rendition of "Can't Help Lovin' Dat' Man of Mine"
"…Tall, glamorous Debbie De Coudreaux does indeed
look the part of the half-caste Julie, and…she makes
her torch song, "Bill," one of the evening's most
Inquirer-Clifford A Ridley:
"…as Julie, Debbie de Coudreaux…sings "Bill"
with such heartbreaking simplicity that…nothing else
County Register-Paul Hodgins:
"…As Julie…Debbie de Coudreaux is magnificent,
particularly in the second act, when she brings the tragedy
of the role to a heart-rending climax… De Coudreaux's
performance of "Bill," a cynical song about love,
is the show's saddest moment."
Dallas Morning News-Lawson Taitte:
"Regal-looking Debbie de Coudreaux gets "Bill"
just right stylistically…Over the years torch singers
and cabaret artists have stretched out Mr. Kern's songs to slow
lengths…Ms. De Coudreaux…knows how to wring hearts
at the appropriate fast tempo."
Arizona Republic- Kyle Lawson:
"…Debbie de Coudreaux, as Julie, the mulatto whose
rendering of the classic "Bill" stops the second act."
Providence Journal-William K. Gale:
"Debbie de Coudreaux brings depth and feeling-as well as
a fine low soprano-to Julie…"
Indianapolis Star-Charles Staff:
"…Debbie de Coudreaux, as the tragic half-black,
half-white entertainer, Julie, [is] the answer to a critic's
Journal Sentinel-Damien Jaques:
"A spirited Debbie de Coudreaux makes the tragic Julie
more interesting than some of the other actresses who have played
the part, and that produces an affecting style when she sings
her big number "Bill"…an exciting actress-singer…"
"De Coudreaux imbues Julie with a tremulous courage that
gives numbers like the swinging "Can't Help Lovin' Dat
Man" and the torchy "Bill" an extra measure of
For the West Virginia Public Theater's Man of La Mancha
Dominion Post-Kim Oriole:
"…Debbie de Coudreaux puts in a strong performance
as the two-sided Aldonaz/Dulcinea, the rough-edged prostitute/fair