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" As I get older, I realize all I've done is sing and act and hone those skills. "
" I set the bar high because I don't want to do just any other show just to keep working. I want to do something special that means something to people and speaks to them. Those kinds of opportunities don't come along all the time! "
" For singers, I believe we can sing in a lot of keys. I know I have this big range, but the point is to find a key that emotionally connects people. "
" I would like to get another job in London or tour there. I miss my friends. "
" There has to be a balance between power and vulnerability. That's something I feel I have in my own life, something I struggle with and - on a good day - like about myself. "
" I keep saying, the older I get, the younger my audience gets. Because 'Wicked' and 'Rent' and 'Glee,' each one was a young audience, so it's a great thing to have, so then you know that as they get older and have kids, they'll maybe still buy tickets to my shows when I'm 80 and in Vegas! "
" I can sing 'Happy Birthday' to you in twelve different places, but one of them is going to make you feel a certain thing, maybe it's a vulnerability, maybe an innocence, maybe another way is sexy and soulful or bluesy whatever it is, but with singers, exploring keys, I think, is important. "
" With young people, I always say, 'You're not doing anyone any favours by withholding your power.' As women, we do that a lot because we are afraid of being misunderstood or perceived as too strong. But the older I'm getting, the more I realise you have to let that go. "
" The intensity of being in front of all these incredible musicians and tremendous conductors in these elaborate halls can be overwhelming. "
" I like to originate new roles and characters for musical theater. "
" I always use my husband's cocoa butter stuff. He has amazing skin! "
" They're always so serious, the orchestras, you know? It's always a fun contrast of that song and the genre of music. And me. "
" Nerves are good. They keep you alive. "
" I have a wide spectrum, a wide demographic. I have the young girls, I have the gay community, I have many regular theatergoers. I do feel a tremendous responsibility and pride to be a role model for some of these young people. "
" When I lived in London when I did 'Wicked' there, everyone told me the audiences might be much more reserved, but I found it was completely the opposite. They jumped to their feet sooner, even more enthusiastically than the New York audiences did, and they were just as warm and as enthusiastic and supportive as New York. "
" The more success you get, you start to be harder on yourself or more afraid of the looking glass. You have to learn to build a thicker skin because people are paying more attention. "
" I'm a mom - I'm lucky if I get to shower in the morning. Luckily, nail polish stays on my toes. I've been so bad on the upkeep, though. "
" I love my husband very much. I knew it was real true love because I felt like I could be myself around that person. Your true, true innermost authentic self, the stuff you don't let anyone else see, if you can be that way with that person, I think that that's real love. "
" Everything's always about being homogenized and following in a group. The people who stand out always have the most problems. "
" Along with enough sleep and taking proper supplements, I steam - in my steam shower. I find it's very healing, more than just your typical 'tea and honey.' "
" I will never leave the theater. My heart is there, and I love being on stage 8 times a week. "
" I think that if you're doing a new musical, you want to have the opportunity to experiment and try things without the whole city of critics looking over your shoulder. "
" I wish I had read more and majored in literature rather than theatre. I think I would have been a better artist for it. I am trying to play catch-up now. "
" I used to be someone that needed nine hours of sleep; otherwise, I didn't think I was going to sound good when I sang, and I was very disciplined and anal about my preparation. When you become a parent, there just isn't that time, you know? "
" It's been a dream of mine to run my own summer camp. I went to one as a kid, and I put on productions, and got lots of confidence. "
" The first album I ever owned was 'A Star is Born.' "
" The truth is I love musical theater and always have. "
" I'd love to open a camp focusing on the arts accessible to kids from all income brackets. "
" As an artist, you have to express yourself. I make no excuses for my versatility. I grew up singing classical arias, but I love rock n' roll and jazz standards. "
" The cool thing is that, unlike film, the theatre roles for women get better and better as you get older. "
" That experience with 'Rent' went by so fast. I was younger. I didn't even really know what opening night was. And now I'm thinking back on the times I went to Broadway as a kid and the excitement I felt... And I'm realizing that I'm actually a part of that, so I'm learning to take it in, 'cause so often I shrug it away. "