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" I feel like loyalty is such a rare quality in this world, particularly the entertainment world. "
" I guess I think of myself as an actor before I think of myself as a gay actor. "
" I was definitely planning to go to college, but I deferred my admission to Carnegie Mellon to be in a non-equity tour of 'The Sound of Music.' But I made very little money in the tour, and college is really expensive, and I thought I'd never be able to pay off those loans. "
" People create from different places. Some love to create from a tortured place, some from a joyful place. And when I feel like I'm a 5-year-old kid in my backyard playing pretend, that's when I'm happiest. "
" I smile a lot in my real life. "
" I can say that I've become a David Fincher disciple. I have been completely turned. "
" In a play, you can adjust your performance to audience reaction, but in a film, it's like you're trapped in a bad dream watching yourself act, and you're in the audience. "
" I was journaling in Florence, and I was like, 'Oh, I have to come out of the closet. I have to break up with this guy' - he was my 'roommate.' So that was my awakening moment, when I stepped into my own skin while in a foreign country by myself and had a very stereotypical moment of revelation. "
" I love interacting with an audience. I love just being myself in front of a crowd. "
" It's one thing to experience your Broadway debut alone, but to share it with an entire company was like summer camp or a college experience, where you were really growing up together. "
" Alfred Molina is one of the nicest people on the planet and a complete master. "
" I beat 'Super Mario Bros 1,' '2,' and '3.' "
" As an actor, I have these tics that I don't even know exist. "
" 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 daunting, taking on the task of representing the gay community, because there are so many different facets and different schools of thought and behavior. "
" 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. "
" A 'Looking' musical would completely bring me back to Broadway. I would come back in a second. "
" I feel like, with a television show, you're always biting your nails hoping you're going to get that next season. "
" 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. "
" When I was 20 years old, I got cast in 'Spring Awakening' and got swept up in this experience where it was kind of tunnel vision. We were working - it was nonstop. "
" I did have AOL Instant Messenger when I was in middle school. "
" I never look at myself online, and I don't read gossip Web sites. "
" As a kid growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, all I wanted to do was be on Broadway in a musical. 'Spring Awakening' kind of answered all of my questions and fulfilled all of my dreams - beyond my wildest dreams. "
" If I've had roadblocks along the way for being gay, I'm not aware of them. "
" In the first year in New York, I went to this amazing teacher named Jen Waldman. She does lots of different classes, but one of her classes was where you went and worked on a song. And suddenly I felt like an artist again, and because I had worked the whole song, when I went into the audition room, I could connect to something in the 16 bars. "
" If someone pitches me a really great idea for an album, I would do it. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Musical auditions are always the worst because you have to sing and act, and that's so stressful. "
" For me, there's nothing more valuable as an actor, or better way to learn, than getting to perform in front of a live audience, no matter where you are. Whether it's on Broadway, in Florida, or doing a tour. "
" There is really nothing like doing a play in New York. "