Deborah Williams received her Associates degree in Science and then turned to the business of entertainment. She has been singing, acting and teaching professionally for over 35 years. After being on the road for a number of years with rock and show bands, she moved to New York City to work and continue her studies in voice, acting and dance. She trained with a number of mentors, one being Marge Rivingston, who worked with Maureen McGovern, prepared Linda Ronstadt for her role in "Pirates of Penzance", and helped sustain Bette Midler during the filming of “The Rose”.
Deborah has an extensive career headlining in New York City nightclubs, cabarets, show rooms and theatre. She recorded her first album under the name "Justine Johns" with German label X Records and US label Artist international Records and toured in support for over a year. Her MTV Video "Babylon” won independent video of the year.
Upon moving to Los Angeles she continued to perform and study voice with Seth Riggs, who is credited with teaching such icons as Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. For many years Deborah was a regular in Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe and Atlantic City co-staring with Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and many other well-known stars. She has been seen in numerous regional and national commercials, and T.V. shows in a variety of character roles, and she is an active supporter of St Jude Children's Hospital performing for many years at the annual fund raisers, in Palm Beach, Memphis, and other locations.
Deborah and her family moved to Nashville where she continued her work in theatre, commercials, TV and recording, and she also teaches young people "tricks of the trade", to help further their careers. Her experience in the work field has given her invaluable knowledge concerning vocal and performing problem solving, for those in the Rock, Pop, R&B and Broadway styles. She also continues as President of Nashville based publishing company Music for the Future.
Deborah graduated with a B. A. in theatre, magna cum laude in 2013, was awarded the title of Ms. Wilson County, and is currently the reigning Ms. Tennessee Senior America 2014. Deborah is a philosopher of song – still seeking knowledge and studying worldwide – and considers the experience of the voice, and skill of acting “a job that is never finished".