Every day is opening night.

McKenzie Kurtz

The Heart of Rock’s and Roll‘s “Daffy Delight” McKenzie Kurtz joins us On The Couch this week. Having been Wicked’s 20th Anniversary Glinda, she’s gone from riding in a bubble to popping bubble wrap and from entering the stage on a cart of suitcases to a cart of Stone Inc. cardboard boxes. Before Wicked, McKenzie made her Broadway debut as Anna in Frozen, and performed as Star-to-Be in “Annie Live” on NBC.

Recently, McKenzie posted an excerpt from her childhood notebook on Instagram where she says “I really want to be an actress when I grow up but some people don’t understand that. I mean I’m not made for chores I’m made to perform!”. Art has always been in her veins – read our full interview below.

What do you consider to be your best asset? 
My incredible, supportive family.

What was your proudest moment? 
Making my Broadway debut as Anna in Frozen!

What is your favorite drink? 
A cosmopolitan, baby!

What is your favorite food? 
Sushi. Always.

What is your favorite condiment? 
I love sriracha or maybe a spicy mayo.

What is your current obsession?
Currently obsessed with this season of the Bachelor. I’m Team Kelsey.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be? 
Trashy reality TV but it’s just so entertaining.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most? 
Since I was young I’ve always said that all I want is to be a working actress on Broadway. I hope to continue to work in this field as consistently as possible.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on? 
Uber eats, it’s horrible. I’m always craving a late night snack.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing? 
I spend too much time on social media.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health? 
I’m someone who needs at least 8 hours of sleep and if my sleep starts lacking my immune system decides to quit.

What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents? 
Definitely their work ethic or creativity.

What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents? 
My stubbornness 🙂

What in the world most thrills you?
There’s nothing quite like being inspired by art. Whether it’s theatre, a tv show, music… it’s one of the best feelings to me.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you? 
The dating culture!!

What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job? 
Completely losing my voice mid-show doing Wicked.

What is your favorite place in the world? 
Fripp Island, South Carolina

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner? 
One of the most important traits to me is passion. It’s so attractive when someone is passionate about their job, hobbies or just life!

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats? 
Dogs 100%

What would have to happen to make today  the best day of your life? 
A couple million would have to magically appear in my bank account. Or a surprise trip to the beach with my sister.

What is your personal motto?
Be kind, work hard and have fun!