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Deborah Cox Talks About Starring Role in Musical Adaptation of The Bodyguard


Dave Kotinsky/Getty ImagesDeborah Cox‘s breakout hit single, “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” rocketed the singer to superstardom in 1998.  

Now, the vocalist stars in the musical adaptation of The Bodyguard as Rachel Marron — the character which made the late Whitney Houston,  already an immensely successful singer, even more dizzyingly famous.   

Currently touring the United States in The Bodyguard: The Musical, Deborah tells The Source about the intense amount of pressure she feels portraying the iconic film character made famous by Houston. 

“It’s a lot of pressure! It’s high expectations on what the show is going to look like. And it’s a brand new musical coming to the U.S., never been seen here before. I know the audience’s expectations are very, very high,” she says.

“Our beloved Whitney is an artist we treasure and we love her legacy of music, so this show really has a lot of that in it.” she adds.   

The vocalist also reveals the most significant challenge in performing such an engaging role on a nightly basis. 

“Biggest challenge is that it’s a big show, a really big show. I sing 13 songs and there’s a lot of dancing and a lot of singing on top of that with intense scenes. It’s probably the biggest role I’ve taken on,” she says. 

Still, Deborah has plans to continue her involvement with and support of the musical offstage — and in the studio.  

“There will be a new EP coming out with eight songs, probably the most requested songs from the musical because everyone has asked will I do a soundtrack or a cast album, so this is the opportunity for people to hear me on the songs. It’ll be available towards the end of February.”  

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