"There's a song in their heart and a heart in their song."

- The Jewish Exponent

Deborajane Governor

The mother in this musical duo, Deborajane (“Debbie”) Governor, has been a working actress and singer since childhood. In her accomplished entertainment career, she was a member of the original Broadway cast of Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water, and enjoyed a recurring role as the first upscale drug dealer on the ABC daytime drama, All My Children. Prior to forming a cabaret act with her daughter, Jennifer, Debbie regularly appeared Off-Broadway and in the Philadelphia region. She was a company member of the Philadelphia Theater Company, and performed at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater. Her favorite regional productions include Guys & Dolls, Pins & Needles, Hotel Suite, The Glass House, and Barefoot in the Park. But it wasn’t until she and Jennifer won the “Most Beautiful Mother and Daughter” talent contest on Sally Jessy Raphael's daytime television talk show that she had ever performed with her daughter. Their winning act served as the catalyst for their cabaret act, which they have since performed at venues including the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Odette’s, Act II Playhouse, Tavern on Camac, and the opening of Brayton Hall in Turks & Caicos Islands.


In addition to performing, Debbie was one of the first women television reporters in Philadelphia, interviewing such luminaries as Rowan & Martin and Muriel Humphrey.  She later launched a gourmet restaurant with her mother – the award-winning health food eatery, Over the Rainbow, on Philadelphia’s Main Line – which they operated for 10 years.  When not on stage, Debbie is a successful fashion consultant, makeup artist and wardrobe stylist.

Jennifer Governor
Following in her mother’s footsteps, daughter Jennifer has been acting, singing and dancing professionally since the age of three. Accompanying her mother to an audition, she won her first television commercial role, then went on to appear in over 50 national commercials for products such as Jell-O pudding (with Bill Cosby), McDonald’s (with Ricky Schroeder), and Goodrich Tires (with Danny Bonaduce). Jennifer cites one of the highlights of her career as appearing Off-Broadway in Joseph Papp's theatrical adaptation of Michel LeGrand’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at The Public Theater.  Recurring roles on the television daytime dramas All My Children and Loving followed. Numerous regional theatrical productions include Jacques Brel …, How to Succeed In Business …, Sweet Charity, Godspell, The Gondoliers, Baby with the Bathwater, Cyrano de Bergerac and Trial By Jury.
A graduate of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and Villanova University School of Law, Jennifer is also a successful labor, employment and entertainment lawyer at Dilworth Paxson LLP.  In recognition of her ability to balance her legal career with her theatrical pursuits, The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly
named her one of “50 on the Fast Track” among Pennsylvania lawyers under 40, and The Baldwin School presented her with its Distinguished Young Alumnae Award.  An admitted addict of cabaret music, Jennifer serves as The Governors’ musical director and arranger. 

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