Abby enjoys performing with a variety of choral, opera, and musical theatre companies. Her most recent performance credits include roles as Ariel in The Little Mermaid with Toby’s Dinner Theater for which she is a Helen Hayes nominee for outstanding actress in a musical. Other appearances include, Magnolia in Show Boat also with Toby's, Charlotte in Charlotte's Web with Creative Cauldron, The Bridges of Madison County with Keegan Theatre, and Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady both at Riverside Center.
Her work as a featured soloist includes performances in Some Enchanted Evening at Riverside Center, Holiday Concert with the Loudoun Symphony, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Choralis, Mendelssohn’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Missa brevis in G Major K.140. Other appearances include performances in South Pacific with Annapolis Opera, Merry Mount at Carnegie Hall, The Old Maid and the Thief (Laetitia), The Dialogues of the Carmelites, and She Loves Me.
Middleton earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music and also attended Interlochen Arts Academy. When not performing, Abby loves teaching voice, piano, and pilates lessons to her wonderful students. However, on days off you are most likely to find her at the gym mouthing the words to a James Taylor song, enjoying live theater, or snuggling with her puggle, Daisy.
"Middleton wraps her silvery soprano voice around such favorites as
'It Might As Well Be Spring' and in her duet 'If I Loved You'."
"Abby Middleton owns the role of Ariel as soon as she opens
her mouth to sing. Her voice is so pure and musical..."
DC Metro Theatre Arts
"Terrific singing voice, arresting beauty and a radiant smile....."
The Baltimore Sun
" flawless soprano."
DC Theatre Scene
"Middleton’s voice is exquisite; she plays this beautiful and fragile
character perfectly. A joy to watch."
MD Theatre Review