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" After 'Spring Awakening,' I wanted to do things that are really challenging and outside my comfort zone: things that scare me a little and make me grow. "
" It's daunting, taking on the task of representing the gay community, because there are so many different facets and different schools of thought and behavior. "
" Playing King George, for me, was a lesson in stillness and timing. "
" I love going to the movies. "
" I taught a class about the Tony Awards at a summer theater camp the year after I graduated from high school. So, the first time I was nominated for 'Spring Awakening,' it felt like a surreal dream: it was every childhood dream I had come true. It felt like a fairy tale. "
" It's so awesome to be a part of something that is successful not because there's a famous person in it or because it's a revival of something, but because it's so fresh and original. "
" We didn't have a glee club at my school. It depends on what area of the States you're from. It's more in the Midwest. "
" Coming out, for me, was slightly painful. It was a relief, but it was also painful. "
" I did have AOL Instant Messenger when I was in middle school. "
" Whenever you get into a new environment, it's scary. You don't know the people; you're not really comfortable with the machine that the show is. "
" I loved traditional musical comedy. That was my passion. Then 'Spring Awakening' happened, and it took that rock n' roll and pop music to change gears for me. "
" I've never met Lena Dunham, but I'm such a huge fan - I think she's a crazy genius. "
" There's kind of a gift in being gay because, if you come out, you're forced to express yourself. "
" Personally, for me in my life, I think every journey should be an ongoing journey, for anyone. "
" I guess I think of myself as an actor before I think of myself as a gay actor. "
" I feel like loyalty is such a rare quality in this world, particularly the entertainment world. "
" The difference between being in the closet and out of the closet as a gay man is such a huge shift. I feel so connected still to that 22-year-old, but the idea that I was not open with that part of my life - which I am now so open about - is sort of surreal. "
" When I was a senior in high school, I worked at a theater where they hired New York actors. And they told me about 'Backstage,' and so I got my school in Pennsylvania to subscribe. And there was an audition for a tour of 'The Sound of Music,' and I got the job. Deferred my admission to college just to go on tour. "
" I am such a huge fan of both of those shows - I've seen every episode of 'Sex in the City' and every episode of 'Girls' at least once, some multiple times. "
" I feel like, with a television show, you're always biting your nails hoping you're going to get that next season. "
" The word 'improv' always makes me feel a little anxious because I always feel like we'll have to pull props out of a bag and find 800 different ways to talk about a stick, the way you do in theater school. "
" I was Mary Poppins for Halloween when I was 3, with lipstick and a carpetbag. And I was Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz' in a production in my dad's barn. "
" I don't hate dating people, but I'm not on social media or anything. "
" I haven't had anyone say, 'No, we can't because he's gay.' In fact, it's been quite the opposite. "
" I got cast for 'Spring Awakening' when I was 20. Every dream I had came true in that moment. "
" The first job I got was a production of 'Fame - the Musical,' at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts, and it got me my Equity card, too. I waited 12 hours to be seen for it, though! "
" I moved to New York on October 21, 2004, and it was the day that the Chelsea Grill, a restaurant in Hell's Kitchen on 9th Avenue between 46th and 47th Street, opened. I had never waited a table in my life, but I walked in and lied to the manager in a very J. Pierrepont Finch way. "
" I did 'Spring Awakening' on Broadway for about three years, and I did over 500 performances. "
" The idea of faking empathy to take a step forward to understanding - it's a really powerful idea. "
" I smile a lot in my real life. "
" There's not a lot of gay programming on TV. "