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ABBY

ROSE

MORRIS

Actor / Creator / 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 Cabot 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 I got older, my interest shifted to theatre, and eventually spread into film and TV, voiceover, cabaret, and writing.

In 2015, I moved to Philadelphia to study musical theatre at The University of the Arts, where, I performed with various Philly theatre companies, cofounded a student cabaret company, and wrote and produced my own solo show, More Than Tracy Turnblad. After receiving my BFA in May 2019, I headed to Massachusetts to participate in the Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice Program, 

During the pandemic, I adapted More Than Tracy Turnblad into a podcast, which has since garnered 37K+ TikTok followers and over 30,000 downloads. Last summer, I also revived the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Don't Tell Mama in NYC. I now happily reside in Manhattan, just as my childhood self dreamed (but with more roaches). 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 media that challenges, entertains, and amuses audiences. She brings intellect, endless curiosity, a playful attitude, and a sense of wonder to every project - onstage, onscreen, or on mic! 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. Her solo cabaret and podcast, More Than Tracy Turnblad, explores the representation of fat characters in entertainment and media. Abby strives toward empathy and understanding in her work, believing that sharing stories is a catalyst for change.

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