Every day is opening night.

Charlotte Wilcox

If you've seen a hit Broadway musical in the last four decades, chances are that Charlotte Wilcox has been involved in it – in a big way. As the founder of the Charlotte Wilcox Company and the General Manager of the Tonynominated Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, she is having quite a busy, and successful season. Charlotte's credits include the classic (Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease) and the contemporary (The Drowsy Chaperone, Catch Me If You Can). She is a founding member of the Labor Committee for The Broadway League and serves on the Board of Governors. This Monday, Charlotte will receive a Special Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre, and we can't think of anyone more deserving! We're thrilled to have her On the Couch before her big day.

What do you consider to be your best asset?


What was your proudest moment?

Playing the woman in Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen.

What is your favorite drink?

Tito on the rocks with a twist or chocolate milk.

What is your favorite food?

Banana cream pie.

What is your favorite condiment?

Certainly not mustard – I ran away from home over it at five years old.

What is your current obsession?

Cable TV shows.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Vices? I have vices?

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?

This year's Tony Award has fulfilled that.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

Tito on the rocks with a twist or chocolate milk.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?

Cable TV shows.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood.

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

Organization. A place for everything and everything in its place.

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

I can't blame them for any of my bad habits.

What in the world most thrills you?


What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Social Media.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

Telling my boss in 1969 that the typewriter did not work only to learn that I had to turn it on.

What is your favorite place in the world?

There are three. Nantucket, Paris and Park City, Utah.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?


Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

Either as long as they belong to other people.

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

Now you are getting personal.

What is your personal motto?

Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.