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" I feel like, with a television show, you're always biting your nails hoping you're going to get that next season. "
" Playing King George, for me, was a lesson in stillness and timing. "
" If someone pitches me a really great idea for an album, I would do it. "
" I would say 'Looking' and 'Spring Awakening' are the most important and personal projects I've ever been apart of. "
" I did 'Spring Awakening' on Broadway for about three years, and I did over 500 performances. "
" 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 can't think of a better bonding experience than to be able to sit on stage and to watch your fellow performers perform on stage every night. "
" 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. "
" I believe in 'Backstage.' It changed my life. "
" 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. "
" I ended up doing three very complicated off-Broadway plays that, in certain ways, were not successes in that they were received in a complicated way. But for me they were successes because they forced me to act without singing, which I'd never done before. "
" I'd always done musicals, and so living in the world of straight plays and working with off-Broadway actors and living in that community was a completely life-changing experience. "
" There's kind of a gift in being gay because, if you come out, you're forced to express yourself. "
" I've been fortunate that my career has developed through on-the-job training. "
" I got cast for 'Spring Awakening' when I was 20. Every dream I had came true in that moment. "
" 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. "
" I guess I think of myself as an actor before I think of myself as a gay actor. "
" Once I came out of the closet, it was sort of that thing of 'The truth will set you free.' "
" 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. "
" There's not a lot of gay programming on TV. "
" I feel like loyalty is such a rare quality in this world, particularly the entertainment world. "
" I did 'How to Succeed in Business... ,' 'Kiss Me Kate,' 'Godspell,' and 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' in high school, all of which were fun. "
" I smile a lot in my real life. "
" The idea of faking empathy to take a step forward to understanding - it's a really powerful idea. "
" When I was doing 'Spring Awakening' the first couple of years I was living in New York, I was gay, and I was living with my 'roommate,' who was my boyfriend but was my roommate to everyone else. "
" Some people have the gift where they can just sing. I don't have the fail-safe voice, so it has to be something that I need to sing about. "
" Alfred Molina is one of the nicest people on the planet and a complete master. "
" I can say that I've become a David Fincher disciple. I have been completely turned. "
" My first film that I got right after 'Spring Awakening' was called 'Taking Woodstock,' and Ang Lee was the director. "
" 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. "
" 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. "