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The Zotz family originated in Tyrol, Austria and spread to Germany, from where Abby's father immigrated to Canada. He loved classical music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Her mother grew up in the rural town of Belmont, Nova Scotia bringing her love of traditional Scottish music, Irish music and country music to her daughter.
In her early teens Abby Zotz performed in the community theatre in Oshawa, Ontario, and studied voice with The Royal Conservatory of Music.
Abby Zotz has appeared in Canadian and American TV series and movies. As an actress and singer Abby Zotz has performed across Canada and Europe. She has been a member in the Factory Theatre (Toronto) production of "Savage Heat." Her own show, "A Night on the Roof" blended musical theatre, pop and original compositions at the Theatre in the German City of Pforzheim.
In Germany she interpreted songs by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill as a member of "The Language of Love" collective. She has worked with Paul Humphreys, former lead singer of Blue Peter. Abby Zotz founded the Renaissance trio "The MadriGALS", whose CD "Alchemy" was nominated for two Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA's).
In 2001 Abby Zotz agreed to sing during the wedding ceremony of a gay and a lesbian couple when the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto tested Canadian marriage laws.
TV and movies appearances
- Street Legal (TV series) (Canada 1993)
- Queer as Folk (North American TV series) (USA 2000)
- Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (USA 2002)
- Our Fathers (film) (USA 2005)
- Tkaronto (Canada 2007)
- Charlie Bartlett (USA 2007)
- Strawberries and Wine (Canada 2008)
- The MadriGALS: Alchemy (1998)
- Two Roads Home: Dovetailing (2003)
- Two Roads Home: Sweet Shadows (2008)
- Abby Zotz: Local Honey (2018)
- Abby Zotz in the Internet Movie Data Base
- Kevin Bourassa und Joe Varnell: Just married. Gay Marriage and the Expansion of Human Rights. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press 2002, p. 230.
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