A new york native, Christiane Noll packed up her bags last year and left the big apple for a thrilling journey of a lifetime: playing ‘Cynthia Murphy’ in the First National tour of mega-hit and Tony Award winner Dear Evan Hansen. With beloved Broadway shows on her resume including Ragtime and Jekyll & Hyde, Noll felt the Great White Way calling her back, as she reprises her role as the matriarch of the Murphy family on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. We are thrilled to have Christiane “On The Couch” with us this week!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My honesty, although it gets me in trouble at times.
What was your proudest moment?
Witnessing my daughter grow into a loving, caring, strong, adventurous, responsible citizen of the world!
What is your favorite drink?
Water. Sake. No. Water…. WATER!
What is your favorite food?
I like food! Well grown, well prepared FOOD!! I like food!
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Training in American Jiu Jitsu. That or finally watching “Breaking Bad”.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Being judgmental – see below.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Making it to retirement age!
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
I don’t waste money.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Diddling my phone.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Our political system.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My love of musical expression.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What in the world most thrills you?
Nature. Being with my husband and daughter in nature!
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
The epidemic of unaccountable self-importance.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
All the mistakes I’ve made over the years…I don’t think I get embarrassed. Ha!
What is your favorite place in the world?
Hawaii is pretty wonderful.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
A keen and humorous brain!
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs. Cats make me wheeze.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Isn’t the goal to remember to live and be grateful for every day? Dark chocolate always helps.
What is your personal motto?
God grant me the serenity to mix the notes I cannot belt, the courage to belt the notes I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.