Title: Pianist, Educator
Company: Arizona School for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Deborah Offenhauser, pianist and educator for Arizona School of the Arts, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in entertainment.
Regarded by her peers as someone who uplifts others and shares joy through music and entertainment, Ms. Offenhauser celebrates an illustrious career that has spanned more than four decades. Since 1997, she has been the department head for the high school piano program at Arizona School for the Arts. As an artist, Ms. Offenhauser previously performed, opened or backed for artists including Gabe Kaplan, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, The Coasters, Frankie Laine, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Jerry Vale, Frankie Avalon and more. In addition, she has been featured in Broadway tours of “Grease,” “West Side Story,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Chorus Line,” “Oliver,” “Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan,” “Nutcracker,” “Miss Saigon,” “The King and I,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “The Producers,” “Mama Mia,” “Hairspray,” and “The Full Monty.”
Ms. Offenhauser demonstrates expertise in various genres of classical, inspiration, jazz and contemporary instrumental music. Her work has been heard on the hit ABC TV show “Desperate Housewives,” CBS TV shows “Madam Secretary” and “The Big Bang Theory,” along with The Weather Channel. A great point of pride for Ms. Offenhauser is that she has performed for noteworthy audience members including President Gerald R. Ford, Vice President Dan Quayle, Muhammad Ali, Billy Joel, Margaret Thatcher, Governor James Blanchard, Senator Barry Goldwater, Senator Jon Kyle, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Patrick Stewart and Governor Fife Symington. When asked of her success, Ms. Offenhauser shares that her achievements are a product of her passion and her consistent practice of her craft.
In the years to come, Ms. Offenhauser hopes to achieve a showcase in Nashville with a big agency so that her Show Concert, which is already booked in her region of the country, can get into other Performing Arts Centers across the country. She also has on her bucket list getting onto a cruise ship with her act. But, in the meantime, Ms. Offenhauser plans to continue composing sacred vocal solos for the church, teaching piano, and composing more educational books.
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