Paul Wegman's talents have blessed the stages of Central Florida since 1975 and during his
lifetime, performed in more than 100 plays that included Bent, The Elephant Man, A Christmas Carol, Othello, On Tina Tuna
Walk, Little Shop of Horrors, A Midnight Summers Dream, and Angels in America.
His most infamous role was that
of the bawdy "Miss P", that spanned over 25 years at the Parliament House resort. His playful banter on the stage
of the Footlight Theater left the audience crying out after his shout of
"Put Your Hands Together!" always
created a spontaneous and on-cue clap from the audience.
He was an accomplished director, performer, and female
impersonator who loved to read.
by Lindy T. Shepherd
Born in Pensacola, Debbie moved to the Midwest
with her family as a youth, where she graduated from high school at Port Washington High School in Port Washington, Wisconsin,
and from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Debbie Dean moved to Orlando in 1977. She lives in the Conway area with her life
partner of 15 years, Terry Wolfe, and their dog Ginger. Family members include mother Carolyn Dean, brothers Gary Dean
and John Dean, sister-in-law Lana Dean, and nieces Caroline, Christina, and Catherine.
likely encountered Debbie in her role as Box Office Manager at the Rep. Paul Lartonoix, Executive Director at Orlando Repertory
Theatre (Central Florida’s arts organization known for producing theatre for families and young audiences), reflects
positively on Debbie’s work at the theatre.
"Debbie Dean is the first point of contact for most all
of our patrons. I have always been happy with that as she is a strong and loving person that the audience members seem to
love. There have been thousands of compliments on how she has handled her position with grace and has truly cared about the
patrons. She loved doing the birthday parties or any other events that allowed her to have contact with the kids. She found
her home at the Rep and the
Rep certainly has
been happy that she did."
Aside from her box office post, Debbie has always enjoyed work behind the scenes.
Stage Management credits include Lobby Hero, Frankie and Johnny and The Laramie Project for Mad Cow Theatre,
Opal, Little House on the Prairie, Honk!, School House Rock Live!, Kathy Lee Gifford’s Under The Bridge,
Sideways Stories from Wayside School, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!, and To Kill A Mockingbird for
Orlando Repertory Theatre, and How I Learned to Drive, A Question of Mercy and Catholic School Girls for
Civic Theatre of Central Florida.