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" 2009 was crazy enough! I can't believe I worked with Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Marsha Mason, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, Jack O'Brien and Trevor Nunn in the same 12 months. "
" Life in New York can be so, I don't know, chaotic, overwhelming, busy, frantic, and often, seniors can easily get overlooked. "
" It'll be interesting to raise kids in New York City. I'm from suburbia, so I don't really have any experience with what it's going to be like here. "
" I sort of wrongfully judged 'Mamma Mia!' for so long. I thought of it as a jukebox musical that I wasn't interested in. I was so wrong. "
" Before 'Giant,' I had only ever worked with Michael Greif, Michael John LaChiusa and Kate Baldwin in readings. It's really exciting to be blessed with the opportunity to work with so many I would put in the 'genius' book. "
" You hear about Broadway your whole life, and I learned what it meant to work on Broadway in 'The Phantom of the Opera.' "
" In high school, my English teacher Celeste McMenamin introduced me to the great novels and Shakespeare and taught me how to write. Essays, poetry, critical analysis. Writing is a skill that was painful then but a love of mine now. "
" Ugh - I wish I could just sit back and watch TV sometimes. "
" I always try to make each character my own. "
" I get to sing and act and write and create and produce for a living and share art with people, and I feel like a piece of that is in honor of those who came before me. "
" I'm trying to go with the flow, which is not what I used to do. I used to try to micromanage my career choices. "
" The idea of doing a production of 'Carousel' that doesn't feel like it's stuck in the 1950s really intrigues me. "
" It was surreal to play opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones. There was so much to learn just from watching them, and it was an honor to share the stage with women who have accomplished what they have. "
" There's parts of it that I connect to - being a father and everything - but 'Mamma Mia!' allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I've never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom. "
" Christine Bass was my high school music teacher. She took a program on its last legs and within a few years turned into one of the best programs in the country. Our high school dominated national choir competitions all through her 20-plus year tenure. "
" For 'A Little Night Music,' I did try to get little bit more beefed up for that because I thought that would help me carry myself around the stage in that character. "
" Obviously, I am a huge Matt Morrison fan, and I am a big Lea Michele fan because I know those guys from way back. "
" Women are just so much tougher and more patient than men are - their capacity for empathy blows me away. And their capacity to deal with stress for long periods of time is also kind of awe inspiring. "
" I was just so excited to have a child! I held him up like he was Simba in 'The Lion King.' I wanted to sing 'The Circle of Life.' "
" I went to the opening of 'Sister Act,' and I had such a great time. I had no idea what it was about, and I had never seen the movies. But I heard the show went through some major last-minute craziness in previews, and man, opening night was really fun and really entertaining. "
" I want to carry a show, but there are not a lot of leading parts for people who are not celebrities. "
" My dad's paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show. "
" My mom tells me the first show we saw was 'The Secret Garden,' but I don't remember that. "
" You have to learn how to act a pop song. You have to find the balance of the pop from the pop song and the lyrical significance of the scene you are in. "
" I think that's why I'm an actor: so I can tell those stories without having to really live through those stories with real consequences and real stakes, real responsibility. "