Dance Photographer Larry White
Gaybis is what is known in the business as a triple
threat. She acts, sings and dances.
From Broadway, where she starred in the revival of “Oh! Calcutta!”
to Las Vegas “City Lights”
at the Flamingo Hilton.
Her first film “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” starred Burt
Reynolds and Dolly Parton.
Many films followed right up to the controversial “Showgirls”
where under Margurite Derricks choreography
she was featured throughout the film as one of its main dancers.
Annie has been featured opposite John Raitt (father
of Bonnie) in the Los Angeles production of “South Pacific”
and was selected to work with Placido Domingo in over
a half dozen productions at the Los Angeles Dorothy Chandler including Carmen and
being profiled on “60 Minutes” to guest appearances with Regis
as well as guest starring with her husband John Byner
in two holiday specials for the Family Channel.
has worked with Eddie Murphy in “Distinguished Gentlemen” and Kevin
Costner in “Waterworld”
as well as guesting on “Baywatch,”
“Sliders,” “Married With Children,” and “Leeza.”
Gaybis has toured the world with her cabaret show. To date, she has shared the stage with headliners such as Vic Damone,
Phyllis Diller, Rodney Dangerfield, Peggy
Lee, David Brenner, Red Buttons, Hal Linden, Little Richard, Michael Buble, Joel Grey, Kevin Meaney, Michael
Feinstein and Jeff Ross.
Annie Gaybis got to do what she likes to do best - act- sing and dance all over the country. Highlights include: the N Richard Nash classic play "The Rainmaker"
portraying the role of Lizzie opposite Peter Gutierrez to sold-out houses and standing ovations. The artistic director of City
Repertory Theater, John Sbordone wrote "Annie Gaybis continues to demonstrate the breadth of her art. She captured the soul and heart of Lizzie Curry. Ms.
Gaybis embodied the role and won over the audience."
Ms. Gaybis was invited
to do the role of Jennie Malone in Neil Simons semi-biographical "Chapter Two" directed by British
director Bruce Highley for the 25th anniversary of Flagler Auditorium. Once again she performed to sold-out houses and received standing ovations.
Annie was featured in The
First Coast Opera production of Offenbach's "La Vie Parisienne " in a comedic over the top role created for her by director Nelson
Sheeley and artistic director and conductor Curt Tucker.
In the words of Frank
Sinatra "It was a very good year" and Annie would like to add "and a very busy one."