Abby enjoys performing with a variety of choral, opera, and musical theatre companies. Her most recent performance credits include roles as Magnolia in Showboat with Toby’s Dinner Theater, understudy for both Laurie Williams in Oklahoma! and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at Riverside Center, Marian Paroo in The Music Man, and Laeitia in The Old Maid and the Thief.
Her work as a featured soloist includes performances in Some Enchanted Evening at Riverside Center, 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 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 and piano lessons to her wonderful students and spending time with both family and friends. 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.
Recognition & Awards
"Middleton wraps her silvery soprano voice around such favorites as 'It Might As Well Be Spring' and in her duet 'If I Loved You'."
" flawless soprano."
DC Theatre Scene
"Terrific singing voice, arresting beauty and a radiant smile....."
The Baltimore Sun
"Middleton’s operatic voice is sublime; her vocal experience provides an impressive contrast to the character’s nescience. Versatile when it comes to emotional transition, Middleton grows over the arch of her character’s trajectory..."
"Middleton’s voice is exquisite; she plays this beautiful and fragile character perfectly.
A joy to watch."
MD Theatre Review