My mother was an actress and my voice teacher an incredible voice teacher. My biological father is an actor and my stepfather who raised me along with my mother is a psychotherapist. I was always supported in creative ventures.
I think that every therapist that I know including my dad and my sister have their own issues. But that empathy is what makes them good at their job.
I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap and I see why. There is a certain slickness – there’s nothing better than an amazing musical but an okay musical can be one of the worst times you’ve ever had.