Needing no introduction with three TONY Award Nominations and 16 Broadway credits to her name, Carolee Carmello joins us On The Couch this week. Her current venture is with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella where she portrays the beautiful, yet evil Stepmother. We’re graced with soaring vocals, gorgeous gowns, and the type of exquisite artistry that only a Broadway veteran could provide. Some of her previous credits include Donna in Mamma Mia, Lucile in Parade, and Aimee Semple McPherson in Scandalous. Happy first preview weekend to the incredible cast of Bad Cinderella!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My hair. Second place goes to my voice.
What was your proudest moment?
Raising two kids who are kind and funny and smart.
What is your favorite drink?
Diet raspberry Snapple. (Please feel free to send me a case!)
What is your favorite food?
Cereal! Every kind. For any meal.
What is your favorite condiment?
Peanut butter. Don’t judge me. It’s delicious on everything.
What is your current obsession?
Word games on my phone.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Eating sugar. But why take the fun out of life?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
An EGOT … I’m 0 for 4 so far, but why not shoot for the stars?
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Tolls! I live in New Jersey and crossing the bridge or tunnel 6 days a week is stupid expensive.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Wearing a microphone battery pack on my head 8 times a week … it can’t be good for you.
What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Sense of humor.
What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What in the world most thrills you?
Seeing my children laugh.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
People documenting every moment of their lives in photos, but not actually living the moments.
What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Too many to count, but no one has ever died of embarrassment. There are so many people who have actual danger in their work.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Sense of humor.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Neither. Shhh, don’t tell anyone … I’m not an animal person.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
A great pizza and a winning lottery ticket.
What is your personal motto?
Don’t take it personally.