Following the reality TV competition “You’re The One That I Want,” Laura Osnes made her Broadway debut in the 2007 revival of Grease. Since then she has become one of Broadway’s best-loved gals, starring in South Pacific, Anything Goes, and most recently Bonnie & Clyde, for which she received her first Tony nomination. Laura can currently be seen in her cabaret debut at the legendary Café Carlyle through June 30th. Find out her favorite iPhone app and more as we chat with her On the Couch!
Q: What do you consider to be your best asset?
An attitude of gratitude.
Q: What was your proudest moment?
My wedding day!
Q: What is your favorite drink?
Q: What is your favorite food?
Does ice-cream count? : – )
Q: What is your favorite condiment?
Ketchup or Salsa
Q: What is your current obsession?
Scramble With Friends on my iPhone
Q: If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
My sweet tooth (Well, not really – I'd miss ice-cream if I had to give it up completely)
Q: What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Winning a TONY award!!!
Q: What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Q: What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Scramble With Friends on my iPhone, heehee
Q: What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Too much stress and lack of joy
Q: What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Q: What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Being cheap — My husband had to teach me that a 20% tip is expected, not 15%.
Q: What in the world most thrills you?
Seeing my friends in Broadway shows, hehe
Q: What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
Falling down on stage during a performance of South Pacific — I was wearing a bathing suit and completely wiped out on water that was on stage. Bare legs and embarrassment everywhere.
Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
Italy's Almafi Coast
Q: What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Sharing the same faith and being taken-care of … I'm a girl who loves a gentleman.
Q: Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs! Especially my 1-year old chihuahua, Lyla.
Q: What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Ooooh, I'd win the lottery, win a Tony award, then have a big party at my place with all my favorite people!
Q: What is your personal motto?
“In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” -Proverbs 3:6