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" I have two older sisters who were phenomenal sportsmen. "
" When I did 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' it was almost every 'first' I could have imagined: I dreamt someday being on Broadway, and then dreamt someday playing a lead on Broadway, and then dreamt someday of getting to originate a role, and then getting a Tony nomination. It all happened at once. I was just terrified. "
" I like singing too much, and I believe in the art form, the musical. When it's great, there's nothing better, and when it's bad, there's nothing worse. "
" Watching President Obama, for the first time in my life, one of us was running for president. He seemed like one of us - and I got behind him, and I got excited about his message and what he continues to say he's going to do. The day he was elected president, Prop 8 happened. It was this bizarre dichotomy - world history - good and bad. "
" I wanted to be a movie director. I was just obsessed with watching movies and camera shots and directors. I read autobiographies and stuff of directors. "
" You put these politicians in office, but then you've got to tell them what you want them to do. And it's intimidating to most people. I was intimidated by it. I mean, calling my senator or writing my senator? I'm like, what do I say? What do I do? But we're showing people that the political process is actually less intimidating than we think. "
" My life is my life, and I'll live it. "
" I guess I originally got the bug for performing when I was in choirs and school stuff and all that. I don't know when. I guess I decided to do it because a lot of people said I was good, and I liked the attention. "
" I want to know that I'm proud of what I'm doing. "
" I've always had a plan for my music career. "
" The older I've gotten, and the more that I've worked, I cherish that I'm an Ohio boy because, at the end of the day, I believe that I'm a talented person; I believe that I work really hard, but I think that the main reason I'm successful is because I'm kind, I'm easy to work with, and I'm a team player. "
" I think 'Hair' is the kind of show that benefits from the live experience - it needs to be seen and heard. "
" I have never really referred to my voice as 'gay.' "
" At the end of the day, I always maintain you can substitute 'The Book of Mormon' for 'The Bible: The Musical' or 'The Quran: The Musical.' "
End Of The Day
" I am not a sex symbol of the Broadway community. I know guys who are, and I say, 'Rock it out.' But I'm more comfortable in a different land. I don't know what land it is, but not that one. "
" Sometimes when I do a musical, they'll be a scene that comes up, and I'm like, 'Oh, I hate this scene,' but you get through it. "
" I don't agree with those in our community who think that, as gay people, we are special and should therefore keep ourselves isolated from certain straight-associated thinking or conventions. "
" It's really hard to go into a creative process and not think, 'I might or might not get nominated for a Tony.' "
" I looked at 'Us Weekly' and said, 'I want to be famous.' "
" I was never late to a show more often than 'La Cage.' Because I lived close, and I didn't really do anything in that show. "
" I am a showoff, the third of three kids. "
" Musical theater has sort of always been there for me, but I haven't always treated it with the same reverence as it's treated me. "
" I was really proud to be in that show. I will never forget. I got the script to 'Millie,' and I'm flipping through the script and saying, 'Boy, I have some lines... I have a big song.' I was 25 years old and had never been on Broadway before. I got to the end of the script, and I was really nervous and excited. I realized I had a lot to do. "
" I was in 'Hair,' which didn't work in London, but it was a show we all believed in. "
" I like creating stuff and projects, but at the same time, I do like sometimes just having a routine with somebody else telling me where to go, what time to be there. "
" I want to be respected by my peers and do really great work, even if it gets panned, even if I get raked across the coals. "
" Maybe some of the pronouns have changed, but I've always been honest in my music. "
" I feel like we're constantly getting better musically, and more of what's in my heart and head is coming through. "
" I have so many passions. I'm just going to keep trying to go forward and see where they take me. "
" Love her or leave her, there is no place quite like N.Y.C. "
" I have been a nomad for most of my thirties, even creatively. "