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Abby Mueller

Abby Mueller knows the American musical. Her presence is generous and her talent is unmistakable. This season, Abby is making her way around the United States, starring in the touring production of the hit musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Before this, she was featured in productions of Kinky Boots on Broadway, 1776 at Asolo Reperatory Theater, and Mary Zimmerman's Candide at the Huntington. Abby is a one-of-a-kind performer and an incredible person and we're thrilled to have her On the Couch.

What do you consider to be your best asset? 
My biting wit. Or, I don’t know, I’m a pretty good speller? I’m also usually fairly effective at putting babies to sleep…

What was your proudest moment? 
I feel proud to be supporting myself doing what I love.

What is your favorite drink?
Red wine, bourbon

What is your favorite food? 
French frie–oops I mean salad

What is your favorite condiment?

What is your current obsession? 
In the dressing room, I literally listen to “She Used To Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles and Renee Elise Goldsberry’s “Satisfied” from Hamilton back to back. Over and over again. Oh, and Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbot’s “View of the River.”

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Can I give up five? That’d be more helpful.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most? 
To be able to maintain a life and career that makes me happy and fulfilled.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Well, here on tour it’s been those silly luxuries like “food” and “housing” (I know, I’m the worst!)

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing? 
If by “waste” you mean “win”… Cuteoverload.com

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health? 
See vices question above.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?  


What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Clean your plate. Zzzzt!

What in the world most thrills you? 
Doing good, heartfelt work and feeling it connect with fellow artists and the audience.  And rollercoasters.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job? 
I tend to block them out. That’s healthy, right?

What is your favorite place in the world? 
Grand Lake, Colorado. And Disney World.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner? 
A sense of humor. (Preferably a good one.)

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats? 

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Wait, do I have to get out of my robe?

What is your personal motto? 
Love thy neighbor!