A native of New York, actor and singer Abigail Wright enjoys a diverse career with all of the opportunities life has to offer. She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut as Marghareta in The Song of Norway with Jim Dale and Santino Fontana and appeared in Carousel on Live from Lincoln Center. In one of her favorite New York theatre performances, she was thrilled to appear as Rosita and in the ensemble in the Lorca-inspired puppet play Don Cristóbal. Regionally, she has portrayed Nellie in South Pacific and Meg in the Israeli premiere of Little Women, and in Anne of the Thousand Days, Abigail Wright stood out, according to the Washington Post, as a “hotblooded and sensuous Mary Boleyn.”
As a film actor, Abigail has worked with award-winning filmmaker Hai-Tao Wu on projects such as Corastrophe, One Day, and Clean House. Under the vision of director and photographer Sarah Small, Ms. Wright was featured in Tableau Vivant of the Delirium Constructions, hailed as “a gift” by the New York Times, with an anticipated documentary release in 2015. In her voice-over debut, she collaborated with filmmaker Leat Klingman as Cheri in the puppet film Wolfy’s Journey which, as an experience, was more than a gift to Ms. Wright.
Trained at the Maryland Opera Studio, modeled after Constantin Stanislavski’s famed studio under the Bolshoi Theatre, Abigail Wright also performs regularly in opera in addition to her acting career. In the Metropolitan Opera ensemble, she has appeared live and in cinemas in Peter Grimes, Otello, La Damnation du Faust, Orfeo ed Euridice, and Prince Igor and will again in 2016, in Turandot. Abigail Wright has participated in the Aspen Opera Theater, and the International Vocal Arts Institute, and holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and The University of Maryland.