Actor, Vocalist, Songwriter and Producer Alex Gibbs has traveled the world entertaining international audiences. Whether its acting, singing, dancing or behind the scenes producing; Gibbs commands excellance.
Alex Gibbs was born in Memphis, better known as, the “Home of the Blues”. Gibbs has worked with many gospel legends through his early teen years. It was during his teen years that he received his first invitation to perform at the Apollo Theatre as an unsigned artist.
Upon graduation from high school Gibbs moved to Nashville, where he completed his Undergraduate Degree at HBCU Tennessee State University and introduced the artist/songwriter stage name of FortyWest. Since the introduction, FortyWest has appeared as an artist, songwriter and vocal talent, on numerous television shows such as Bet’s 106 and Park; Apollo Live; Comedy Central Roast, The Kennedy Honors and has opened for a large variety of Signed Hip-hop and R&B artists. As an Actor and Vocal talent Gibbs has worked alongside legends such as Debbie Allen, Raven Symone, Luis Salgado, Chris Rock, Tichina Arnold, Jennifer Hudson, Tony Terry, Clint Derricks, Kevin Hart and many more. In 2017, Gibbs joined the cast of R&B Soul Mix for 14 months record setting residency in Osaka Japan.
Gibbs used that platform to spring board into Scott Bradlee's workshop and tour of Postmodern Jukebox's on Deck where he worked as a Guest Entertainer at various international venues.
Upon completion of his contract Gibbs booked a string of classic icon leading male roles such as Coalhouse Walker in Luis Salgado's Ragtime and Jimmy Early in Robert Longbottom’s Dreamgirls Asian Tour, In 2020 Gibbs received his invitation to join the Equity Union from working with A.R.T The Black Clown by Langston Hughes at the New York Lincoln Center. In addition to releasing an album; Gibbs has kept busy during the pandemic by Directing and Producing the DREAMGIRLS Black Lives Matter Tribute. Gibbs teamed up with his Cast, Crew, Creative Team and Dreamgirls Broadway Composer Henry Krieger to take a stand for justice. Dreamgirls is the only Broadway show that took such a bold stance with no apologies or regrets for their view.
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