Whether it's on stage or screen, a performance by Harriet Harris is not soon forgotten. This season, the Tony Award-winning powerhouse will be playing Georgette Howard in the David Hyde Pierce-directed It Shoulda Been You. This is not the first time Ms. Harris has worked with Mr. Pierce. She had a recurring (and legendary) role on “Frasier” as the deliciously evil Bebe Glazer – a Princess of Darkness everyone loved to hate. Harriet also won both the Tony and the Drama Desk Award for her role as Mrs. Meers in the Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has appeared in various films – Memento, Nurse Betty and Addams Family Values to name a few. We have our tickets to see Harriet in It Shoulda Been You, starting previews March 17th. For now, though, we're going to talk with this great talent On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My hidden depth.
What was your proudest moment?
Learning to tie my shoes.
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
At the end of every meal in heaven, there will be a cheese course.
What is your favorite condiment?
6/8ths of everything I have eaten could have been improved by a nodding acquaintance with a pepper mill.
What is your current obsession?
Finding the real Sierra Boggess on Instagram.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Counting my vices.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Supreme Court Justice.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Evidence suggests, I believe the right pillow can change one's life.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
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?
What in the world most thrills you?
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
The notion that Feminism is passé.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
The second time I missed an entrance, much more piquant than the first.
What is your favorite place in the world?
Sitting in a dinosaur track in the Paluxy River.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
I can't remember what I sought, but I found it.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
I begrudge no one their choice. I prefer birds.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
I imagine a great deal of happiness might be derived from hearing that the people I love have had the best day of their lives.
What is your personal motto?
That which does not kill me, makes me bitter.