I never once dreamed of sort of being able to be in an American TV series, you know? It was all about theater and touring and sort of being an actor around Scottish theater.
I'm not into digital marketing, downloading, or streaming - I've always been a man of the theaters.
I grew up in a drive-in theater, from the time I was 8, working in a snack bar watching four features every week. It was silent theater in the sense that this was a drive-in, which meant that I often saw the films going with no sound. But I learned to tell stories through action.
Some days, I just love the physical space of the theater. I love theaters; they are heartbreakingly beautiful to me.
I don't want the kind of theater that I love and grew up seeing to die out.
I'm trying to bring a new generation into the musical theater and to create a new audience.
Because I've done a lot of theater, I know what power is and how megalomaniacs are, since I've certainly played some.
I wouldn't succeed at musical theater.
I just thought I would work in a hair salon and do community theater.
My film career was always to support my theater career.
It was very natural for me to want to disappear into dark theater, I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist.
When I hear that young people have come to the theater for the first time to listen to opera, I'm very happy. Because it's the same thing that happened to me as a child. When I first heard the tenor voice, I immediately fell in love with this kind of music.
And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State, ended up in theater and I love to read.
Thinking back on it, I've been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.
I want to be a recording artist for my whole entire life. But Broadway is something I would come back to at any given moment. I love, love, love doing theater.
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