ABBY

ROSE

MORRIS

Actor / Singer / Voiceover Artist

An inquisitive, collaborative actor-artist with a powerhouse belt, fighting for plus size representation  and embracing human absurdity!
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ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Hinesburg, Vermont, a tiny town 30 minutes outside of Burlington. Though my Vermont roots fostered a love for nature, Birkenstocks, and cheddar cheese, I was always eager to move to the city. Both my parents are classical violinists (yes, I play - a little!), so I grew up watching and listening to ballets, operas, concerts, and musicals, which kick-started my interest in performing. As a kid, my favorite activity was getting my mom to play my favorite piece on her violin (Tambourin by Grétry), and dancing around the living room for long as I could convince her to keep accompanying me! When I got older, my interest shifted to musical theatre, and eventually spread into plays, voiceover, cabaret, and writing.

In 2015, I moved to Philadelphia to study musical theatre at The University of the Arts. While attending UArts, I performed with various Philly theatre companies, cofounded a student cabaret company, Coffee Cup Cabaret, performed at five European Fringe Festivals in one summer, and wrote and produced my own solo show. After receiving my BFA in May 2019, I headed to Massachusetts to participate in the Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice Program, deciding to make New York my home after the festival.

During the pandemic, I've been taking virtual classes, working on remote projects including a radio play and a developmental workshop, writing, and exploring new hobbies. When not performing, I like to cook, ski, swim, eat pomegranates, pet my beautiful fluffy cat Charlotte, and lose track of time in thrift stores.

MISSION STATEMENT

Abby Rose Morris aims to honor and celebrate life’s difficulties and joys by creating theatre that challenges, entertains, and amuses audiences. She brings intellect, endless curiosity, a playful attitude, and a sense of wonder to every performance and rehearsal room. Abby is also a versatile singer with 12 years of vocal training and the ability to sing in many styles, from high soprano to powerful belt.

As a plus size actor, Abby is particularly passionate about body diversity onstage and screen, and loves to analyze how theatre and media shape our biases. She created and performed a solo cabaret, More Than Tracy Turnblad, which explores the representation of fat characters in theatre and media. Abby strives toward empathy and understanding in her work, believing that sharing stories is a catalyst for change.

 
 
 

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Headshots by Jessica Osber

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