No stranger to the downtown theater scene, Amber Gray is currently Livin’ It Up(town) at the Walter Kerr Theatre eight times a week as the boozy, jubilant, growling “Persephone” in one of the season’s biggest smash hits—Hadestown—which opened this past Wednesday officially! Last seen on Broadway in another production led by Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, this radiant performer dives deep and tells it like it is “On The Couch” this week.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My stupid sense of humor.
What was your proudest moment?
Both of my home births, I felt like a GD warrior!
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite condiment?
Bacon and/or its grease.
What is your current obsession?
1000+ Piece Jigsaw Puzzles. I have 4 in my dressing room right now.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
I’ve sort of made peace with my vices, but I would love to wake up without my neurotic, OCD habits like trichotillomania and dermatillomania.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Eartha Kitt Biopic.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Textiles and wearable art also known as clothes.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Crafting…I have the glue gun scars to prove it.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Sugar!…from all my IPA.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Discipline (won’t say which parent).
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Binging and the art of eating feelings (won’t say which parent).
What in the world most thrills you?
The giggles of my children.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Social media! I hope it implodes in my lifetime.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Oi, single most? There are so many, and they always have to do with bodily functions. The most recent was like 10 days ago during Hadestown previews when a certain feminine hygiene product may have left the building, and I had to find a way to leave the stage to take care of it.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
I like a lumberjack, country boy with wilderness skills and a stupid sense of humor.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
I would win an all expenses paid vacation to see every single country on this earth and have the ability to speak the languages while visiting!
What is your personal motto?
Photo credit: Matthew Murphy