In this post, you will find great Broadway Quotes from famous people, such as Robert Gottlieb, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Branch, Michael Pena, Rob McClure. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Broadway is obviously a dream come true, but audiences everywhere continue to make performing a blast.
I grew up singing, and I played on Broadway to thousands of people, you know what I mean?
I was successfully hiding from the world on Broadway for about 25 years.
Broadway has the most savvy audience anywhere. They see everything and they know their theater. As sophisticated and subtle as you think you can be, the houses you get here will want something finer.
Having spent time on the Broadway stage definitely helps one’s confidence in terms of feeling just validated in that world. Most people only know my voice as a country artist.
I am very much looking forward to new adventures – including, I hope, Broadway – sooner rather than later.
I’m not really a ‘puppet‘ person in particular; I think they are very theatrical, and I’ve found different uses for them in shows, but my true interest is in writing Broadway musicals.
To watch Lin Manuel Miranda… you could not make a better spokesperson for Broadway in a laboratory.
I didn’t think it was my dream to be on Broadway; it just sort of became that, and then it just became me wanting it more and more and more.
I’ve had such an amazing opportunity to work on so many different types of projects that continued on to Broadway. Unfortunately I didn’t always continue on with them. Still, you know, I always had such a great pride in kind of helping the authors and directors create the show.
If I do what I really want to do, I’m not going to do a typical commercial Broadway show, so I’m going to write what I want to write.
I don’t really want to be known as just the puppet girl or just a singing ventriloquist. I want to be known as the performer, singer, ventriloquist, actress, Broadway star, all of it. I want do it all.
The first big lead that I had on Broadway was in a show called La Strada.
Broadway performers are the best-trained people on the planet.
When I was on Broadway, people would really just recognize me around the theater. When you’re showing up on commercials and posters, the scope of people recognizing you gets a little wider.
Being on Broadway and getting a Tony nomination – this has been an incredible ride, from rather humble beginnings.
If I had maintained my athletic fantasy, I probably would have ended up as a fat football coach somewhere in central Pennsylvania. I’m really glad I’m starring in a Broadway musical instead.
I lived in New York City for a while and miss it like it’s a person. Although I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, I’m a New Yorker at heart. A stroll through Central Park, a visit to the MET, a show on Broadway. There is no other city like it in the world!
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I’ve been very good to broadway.
My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called ‘High Society,’ so we moved to New York for the run of that.
I worked out the keyboard parts on the progressive rock classic ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ and somehow managed to play it all on acoustic guitar.
I don’t stop. It’s my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway. I want to do ‘Evita.’ I want to do ‘Sweeney Todd’ with Chris Colfer. We want to do ‘Wicked.’ I’ll be Elphaba and he wants to play ‘Guy-linda.’ I want to do movies, make music. ‘Glee‘ is only the beginning.
Though I acted in hundreds of productions, appeared at the Guthrie Theatre and on Broadway in Amadeus, I discovered in my thirties that I didn’t really like stage acting. The presence of the audience, the eight shows a week and the possibility of a long run were all unnatural to me.
Broadway has been my dream since I was 5 years old.
I thought I would move to New York and be on Broadway; that was my goal. I was very work-focused.
I was the illegitimate child of the legitimate theater. I had no training. I came from downtown rock and roll, and when I came in and auditioned for the Broadway revival of ‘Hair,’ I had no eyebrows – kind of a Bowie-esque glimmer kid. And it was hard representing the flower power era when we were stone cold punks.
Some people get a Broadway show, and that’s their end game, and they want to sit there for as long as possible. And some people have other things they want to do with their life.
I really want to do Broadway.
Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days when the shows were referred to as musical comedies. Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form. Back then, singer/actors were not the norm. From the 60’s to now, it is necessary to do it all to be a consummate Broadway performer.
My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway.
I’d love to do a Broadway show, but I can’t because of the style I sing.
I think that much of the success of the Broadway mounting of ‘Newsies’ was due in no small part to the infectious camaraderie on stage between the boys.
I got to Broadway a year after I came to New York. I starred in ‘Butterflies Are Free’ and got a Tony for it. Right out of the gate. Maybe that’s why I wasn’t very gracious about it. I wasn’t driven. And right after ‘Butterflies Are Free’, I got married and then started a family. I always wanted that.
I sing a mixture of everything from opera, folk music, Broadway. It’s a mix of things.
Few people remember that I played a nun in the Broadway musical, ‘the Sound of Music.’
I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I’m a big musical theatre geek.
I’ll tell you what I think in general about people who want to make their Broadway debut that are not trained stage actors. Don’t they know, Broadway ain’t for sissies? It is a tough gig. You are responsible, physically, mentally, emotionally, for eight shows a week, at the top of your game. It’s not easy.
For your first musical in New York, to go to Broadway and be nominated for a Tony is a dream come true.
My new play ‘Chinglish,’ which will go to Broadway, is about a white American businessman who goes to a provincial capital in China, hoping to make a deal there. It’s bilingual. And it’s about trying to communicate across language and cultural barriers.
I can’t tell you the thrill and joy of when I was cast in my first Broadway show. Granted, it was ‘Starlight Express’ and it was exhausting, but it was my first time on Broadway, and there was nothing like it.
Even if you’re lucky to have a play on Broadway like ‘Chinglish,’ you don’t necessarily earn enough off it to support the years it takes to get there.
Broadway was weird.
When I was at Lakeridge High School, in my junior and senior years, my choir and theater department raised money so we could go to New York and see Broadway shows. It really changed my life.
I coach young people. I have a group called BTP – Broadway Theatre Project.
Maybe when my kids are grown up, I can go back to Broadway. It would be great someday, I suppose.
In school, when we lived in New Jersey, we went to Broadway a lot, so I saw a lot of Broadway plays, and I just loved being able to see people play a different character and, you know, be able to be themselves at the end of the night. So, I’ve always wanted to do it.
I don’t think of myself as a TV actor. I think of myself as a film, television and Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway actor.
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.
Broadway is a definite symbol of New York. It’s classic New York.
More people saw the pilot of ‘Glee’ than saw me in my entire 10-year career on Broadway.
I did green screen for the first time! I wouldn’t like to do a whole movie of green screen, though. You kind of forget the plot a little – like being in a Broadway play and doing it over and over and forgetting your line halfway through.
I’d love to go back to Broadway if there was a place for me there. I would absolutely go back; it’s just a part of me.
I would love a career on Broadway. It’s always been my dream ever since I was a little girl and some of my biggest idols are on Broadway right now, like Melanie Moore and Ricky Ubeda.
I’d love to do Broadway. It’s funny. I love it, but I’ve never actually seen an actual Broadway show, not even ‘Hairspray.’
I’ve worked with a lot of gay and lesbian organizations. I sit on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda. I’ve also done a lot of work for Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS. I think it’s important because, when we can be of service to others, it only enhances our lives. I’ve been helped a lot in my life.
I love the Broadway audiences, who relish live drama and don’t hesitate to display their enthusiasm.
No show would be successful if you took a group of people and just said, ‘You’re dumb!’ over and over. That’s not what Broadway’s about.
I don’t like Tommy on Broadway at all. I like the music, I’m pleased with Pete’s success but I don’t like what they’ve done to it.
I’ve had the good fortune of working with some amazing people. I mean, my first Broadway show was with Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton. Maureen Stapleton, a legend in the theatre; Elizabeth Taylor, a legend, period.
From 1985 to 1994, I lived in Manhattan in a big old loft right off Times Square. I could walk to work, which was in a couple of Broadway theaters, to Howard Stern‘s studio, and to 30 Rock for ‘Letterman‘ and ‘SNL.’ Even in New York, walking to work is homey and folksy, like living in a small town.
My first dream was Broadway.
I would like there to be gender equity. I would like the Broadway season to reflect sort of the demographic of the country.
I think typically you’d start in a supporting role or an ensemble role, or maybe even an off-Broadway role. So to come into a lead role on Broadway, especially taking over a role that has been played by two phenomenal actors in the past, that is some large shoes to fill.
I do ultimately wanna go back to Broadway and do live theater; I wanna act. But singing is my love. I feel like I’m sitting on a pot of gold.
My first Broadway show was with Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton. Maureen Stapleton, a legend in the theatre; Elizabeth Taylor, a legend, period.
I would absolutely love to do a revival of ‘Bury the Dead’ by Irwin Shaw on Broadway, but it would have to be Joe Calarco’s version that we did Off-Broadway at The Transport Group in 2008. It was just one of those amazing shows that didn’t run long enough and not nearly enough people got a chance to see.
I love country songs. I love Broadway.
Ever since I was little, Broadway had always been my passion.
I have always wanted to do Broadway, my whole life, but I never knew I’d actually make it – it’s a dream; it’s never been in the realm of possibility. So to be doing ‘Hello Dolly!,’ it’s not just Broadway, but it’s the most joyful, sort of classic Broadway experience with the most extraordinary company.
I spent four months once doing a play on Broadway.
I’d love to do something where I can act and dance at the same time, like on Broadway or in movies.
I just wanted to go to New York and be on Broadway, but then I was accepted by Juilliard, where they trained me in classical voice. It was great in the end, but at the time, I thought, ‘What am I doing here? This is not my path.’ But it was absolutely my path and where I was meant to be.
My first job was on Broadway. Then I went into the Navy. When I came out of the Navy, I went back to Broadway and a friend of mine, Lauren Bacall, was in Hollywood filming with Humphrey Bogart. She told one of her producers I was great in my play, and he saw it and cast me in ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’.
Many actors in films are willing to go to Broadway, and screenwriters are writing plays. It’s almost commonplace.
I watched Mark Rylance in the Broadway revival of ‘La Bete,’ and it knocked my socks off. The complete commitment, passion, and unbridled enjoyment in every moment of what he was doing was overwhelming.
I’ve always felt embraced by the Broadway community even before I felt like I earned it.
I’d like to have one of my plays on Broadway.
There’s nothing more Broadway than ‘Hedwig.’ It’s very family-friendly. There’s innuendo and stuff, but not more than you’d see on TV.
All the way on the West Coast, never having seen a Broadway show, it was like, ‘They don’t want me. There’s nothing there for me.’ I’d come to New York a lot and never even tried to see a Broadway show. There was no reason for me to do that.
I thought my first few jobs would just be off, off, off, off, off broadway. And by chance and how the world works, I ended up on a TV show instead.
There was a perception that reality-show people are just mere personalities, that they don’t have real talent, and I worked real hard to change peoples’ minds, one show at a time, and proved a lot of people wrong. I’m proud I was the first to do that for ‘Idol’ on Broadway!
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.
Broadway is really, really hard.
Broadway is such a diverse community. Everybody knows how I believe, and everyone believes, and it’s not a big deal. But in Hollywood, if you talk about politics – especially if you’re a Republican – or spirituality, it’s just not something people want to hear about.
I’ve just been more interested in doing film right now and I don’t want to go away from my family for six months, which was what I would have had to have done if I did the play on Broadway.
I already have a Tony for my Broadway concert in ’73. It’s one of the most precious things I’ve won.
After that, I started going downtown and doing a lot of theater shows in Chicago. When you go downtown there, it’s like you’re in New York, it’s like going to Broadway.
I came from somewhat of a musical family. I had an uncle on Broadway. My dad kind of knows how to play instruments. Although, I always find it annoying when he does play an instrument.
I’m the journeyman actor that you saw in one scene here, two scenes there. I’ve been eking out a living doing theater – Broadway, Off Broadway – film supporting roles, that I’m just excited to be a part of the conversation.
I live in Derry, a little town in Ireland, and I don’t have the background of Hollywood or Broadway.
What I like about Broadway is that you are still entertaining. You’re standing in front of an audience every night and the critics are not friends at all – and that’s good for me as an entertainer because I want to grow. It also gives me the structure of remaining in one city so I can get creative in different ways.
It was the first time that I was on Broadway, and I got to run as fast as I could to keep up. And I loved it!
I want to do a big Broadway musical, at some point. I would love to do that. To do something there would be super-cool.
It’s a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows.
I’d love to do something on Broadway. I’d love to spend some time in New York.
‘Turn Me Loose‘ was Off-Broadway, and now we are making a concerted effort to figure out how to get it to on Broadway.
‘Story of My Life’ was essentially a two-man musical play. In hindsight, I don’t know if there was room for a two-man musical on Broadway.
I think coming East and doing something like Broadway would probably be a good career move.
Broadway was life-changing because it pushes you mentally, physically, emotionally – every way that you can be pushed. It makes you feel like there’s nothing you can’t do. It’s like doing your own stunts.
I don’t want to miss out on my grandchildren and my daughter, and doing Broadway would do just that.
I grew up dreaming of being on Broadway and being able to do that – and ‘Hamilton‘ – was awesome, and it was the hardest thing for the first few weeks, and then it was the easiest thing.
I really feel confident about my dancing now, so I hope there could be a place for me in the West End or on Broadway – maybe a musical, maybe my own show.
I spent a lot of time in the trenches in New York doing a lot of off-off-off Broadway theater.
I think the fact that I grew up in show business had a real effect on my personality. If you were born in New York during the golden age of television, and you grew up on Broadway, that marks you.
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.
There are no large-scale original musicals being made right now. They’re all Broadway adaptations and jukebox musicals or catalog musicals, and they just don’t interest me as much.
I was at Elon University in North Carolina for two years pursuing my BFA. And after my sophomore year, I was cast in the Broadway Tour of ‘West Side Story.’ I just kind of – it always was my favorite show growing up.
When we were shooting ‘Oz,’ my wife was doing ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ on Broadway, singing and dancing. It was an interesting dichotomy in our house.
I have to say, speaking from experience, just because an actor starts out in a role in the workshop, they won’t necessarily play it when it goes to Broadway.
I got my Equity Card with my Broadway debut when I did ‘Rent.’ I was in high school, and I came to New York to do that show.
My plays aren’t stylistically the same. Just being an African-American woman playwright on Broadway is experimental.
My plan has always been to return to Broadway every 50 years.
When I was little, I saw the play ‘Les Miserables’ on Broadway, I thought it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen.
If you’re a child, and you’re on Broadway, you automatically know every other child in a production.
In graduate school, Aubrey Berg at the Cincinnati Conservatory gave me the chance to perform with the best in the country in Broadway caliber productions.
So somehow we’ve got to get back to making stuff for people that are not necessarily interested in seeing the common Broadway fare.
On Broadway, there is no censoring, just self-censorship and doing what makes sense.
I started out doing musical theater specifically – I thought I would eventually move to New York and audition for stuff, and maybe wind up on Broadway or something. Well, that didn’t happen.
The idea of ‘Yes on Broadway’ has come up. It would reflect the history of Yes.
By the time I started writing plays, Broadway was never an expectation, so it’s never been central.
I’d actually love to play Sonny in ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ now that it’s being adapted for Broadway. People don’t talk about that movie that much, but it’s really a beautiful gay love story.
Although the ‘New York Times‘ annually declares that Broadway is on its deathbed, news of its demise is greatly exaggerated. There’s a lot of life yet in the old tart.
I never thought I’d be doing TV. I’ve always loved it, but I felt like I was just going to do Broadway because that was what I wanted to do the most.
Broadway is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
When I got to Broadway, I conducted five Broadway shows.
There’s something about that relationship between actor and audience. Whether you get it on Broadway or in a fine local playhouse, there’s no greater drug. Every time I get to do TV, film and a play in the same year, it’s my dream come true.
I didn’t want to be a Hollywood actress who every so often does a Broadway play. I wanted to be a Broadway actress who every so often does a movie.
I always wanted to be on a great TV show and in a Broadway show and have a CD out, and the fact that they happened simultaneously is kind of an embarrassment of riches.
These opportunities to go on Broadway are the most special thing, and although the idea of doing something for a year or more is daunting, I love it. It’s my church and raises my spirit. It’s good for my soul.
Broadway has always been a dream of mine.
To be honest, it was a little bit of a surprise to me that my Broadway debut was a musical.
I would like to play Broadway!
As a woman of color, slowly and with some coercing, the not-for-profit theaters around the country are beginning to recognize and embrace the power of our stories, but with regards to Broadway and other commercial venues, we remain very much marginalized and excluded from that larger creative conversation.
Doing Broadway was always a dream of mine since I was a little girl.
I like the fact that some of your favorite Broadway musicals are not made into movies.
As a kid, I was obsessed with Broadway cast recordings, and I would totally mimic and memorize every little choice that these actors made.
I’ve dreamt lucidly about how my Broadway debut would go and what that would feel like, but I know that I can’t be prepared for that.
I would love to be on Broadway!
Broadway doesn’t mean anything in Los Angeles.
I think the thing’s that perhaps sad really is that younger people haven’t come in and I think it must have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the 50’s when you had all of the great Broadway composers and when West Side Story didn’t win the Tony Award.
I spent 15 years of not being able to get a job creating a role on Broadway.
I’m really excited about the revolution that is young people actually playing young people on Broadway.
There’s only one Broadway and that’s in New York City.
I’ve loved musicals ever since I saw ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway.
My daughter just graduated college and she’s a dance major. She’s done a couple of dance videos already and won Miss Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago. She’s going out for Miss United States the second week of July, out in Las Vegas. She will probably wind up going to New York and trying the Broadway thing.
Without a doubt, I’d love to do Broadway. I actually can’t wait to get back to musical theater.
As soon as I saw ‘Chinglish’ on Broadway, I began to envision this smart and insightful cross-cultural comedy as a film.
‘Hairspray’ was my first Broadway show. In the meantime, after the show was over, I would go down and do gigs at these clubs that I wasn’t even old enough to get into. That continued on, and I think what ended up happening was that I just got these incredible opportunities on Broadway.
I just hope to keep doing film and TV and eventually Broadway. It’s definitely what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I’ve discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common – a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but also full of love and appreciation for the work, for each other and for the people in the audience.
I did a Broadway show with Alan Alda and how much money can Alan Alda have.
I really would like to be on Broadway someday.
I love going to Broadway shows.
I wanna do Broadway one day in New York. That would be an ultimate dream of mine.
Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
‘Grease’ was my Broadway debut. That was eye-opening. At the same time, it was very familiar. It was a Broadway show, but it’s kind of the same as doing a show in Minnesota. It’s the same type of rehearsal process. You are doing 8 shows a week, but I worked at a theatre in Minnesota that did 11 shows a week.
When I’m writing Broadway, it’s for a character, a man, a woman, an old guy, a kid. In the band, you’re talking in your own voice in the lyrics, saying what you think or feel. On Broadway, you’re expressing that through a character.
I did a reality TV show in London called ‘I’d Do Anything,’ and when I got put in the program, they said, ‘What is your ultimate dream?’ and I said, ‘Broadway.’
My introduction to acting was through theatre, so I actually saw a couple of Broadway shows that made me want to be an actor.
I experienced a lot while I was away from the industry. From being on Broadway to learning more about myself. Those are really the things that I’m writing about.
It has long been a dream of mine that this important story one day would be told on the great American stage of Broadway. In fact, I’ve dedicated much of the latter half of my life to ensuring the story of the internment is known.
Our only competition in the theater is boredom, because if I’m bored with a play, if I’m revolted by a play on stage, with the Broadway prices, especially today, I’m going to walk out and not come back and pay that price again.
Every time somebody would ask me what I want to be when I grow up, I would always say, ‘I want to be on Broadway!’
I think I am the first person of color to direct a major white play on Broadway. In 1993? That’s astounding to me. And horrifying to me.
I make the energy to go out. You can’t let the Broadway schedule run you.
I’d like to one day be able to say, ‘I was in more than one play on Broadway.’
I was repeatedly told that there isn’t an African American woman who can open a show on Broadway. I said, ‘Well, how do we know? How do we know if we don’t do it?’ I said, ‘I think you’re wrong.’
I definitely take influences from my idols David Bowie and Billy Joel. I’ve combined them with the Frankie Grande-isms that I’ve cultivated over singing every night for two shows a week for four years on Broadway.
I was asked if I’d audition for a part in a Broadway musical because the director just loved me.
Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it’s more casual but more interesting.
I don’t think just funny is enough on Broadway.
I was in musicals. and I was in the choir when I was younger. Before I started writing my own songs, I thought I wanted to be on Broadway, but it was nothing I ever really pursued.
I would love to do Broadway. That was my original aim, when I first started acting when I was 13. I wanted to do stage; I wanted to do musicals.
I always wanted to be a Broadway star. That’s actually what I wanted to be when I was a kid. I wanted to be the 19-year-old sensation on Broadway. It took a little bit longer than that.
Broadway has some very tight expectations as to what a show is.
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.
I’ve seen Hugh Jackman in a thousand Broadway shows.
I would like a shot at Broadway.
Trey Parker did ‘Book of Mormon.’ It’s the best Broadway show I’ve ever seen. He does ‘South Park.’ It’s wonderful.
We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.
I relished the opportunity to be on Broadway… It’s the holy grail for people like me.
When I started making movies, they tried to change my name, but I had already made a name for myself in a couple of Broadway productions and in television, so I wouldn’t change it.
I’m a broadway girl, so anytime someone would sing my entrance music, that was probably my absolute favorite thing.
I like singing as much as I like acting, and all through high school I thought I might be a Broadway singer.
When I moved to New York, I didn’t know how much improv and comedy would play into my life. I thought I was going to do theater and Broadway and stuff.
I’ve always loved Broadway, but I never thought I’d actually do it because I was never a full Broadway dancer. And I don’t have a big, booming voice.
Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental, that they were pandering to the audience and trying to manipulate the audience. I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits.
The first role that I got on Broadway was supposedly for a white man. But I had some producers who fought for me and allowed me to come in.
Over the years, I’ve had to learn to play. For example, when ‘Lennon‘ was on Broadway, I learned my way around the guitar chords because originally we were all going to play the instruments without a band.
In a Broadway musical, a scene sometimes breaks into a song and vice versa.
I’ve been blessed to have acting opportunities in movies, television, as well as Broadway, and definitely want to continue to do so.
My story is so boring: Long Island Jewish parents take their daughters to Broadway.
Acting, I started when I was six and a half years-old, on Broadway with Kurt Weill.
I would love to do Broadway the rest of my life! Because it’s challenging, because it makes me grow as an actor, as an entertainer, as an artist, and that’s what I need; that’s what I’m hooked on.
The Songwriters Hall of fame, that’s the one all the big-time writers get into, the really great stuff, the Broadway stuff and all that. That would be something, to get your name in there.
I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical things that Hollywood does to a performer.
When I saw my first Broadway show, ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ I was like, ‘Okay, I’m definitely gonna do this.’ After that, I did little shows and started auditioning.
‘Tommy’ was my first Broadway show. Long Pause. I don’t know how you can surpass the excitement or get more excited or feel more on top of the world than when you are sitting in a room singing The Who, and Pete Townshend is sitting there tapping his foot.
I started doing theatre, and that’s when I really fell in love with the profession; I learned a lot. It felt a bit weird to go from living in New York on Broadway to university, so I kept putting it off. Then, eventually, I had to give up the place.
The only reason to do a ‘SpongeBob’ on Broadway is if it’s gonna bring something new to the brand, something new to ‘SpongeBob,’ and also something innovative to theater and to Broadway.
It remains an incredible struggle for women in theater, and, in particular, playwrights and directors, to get their work seen and to not only get seen, but to get it to Broadway.
I thought I’d be doing weird, Off Broadway theater after I graduated.
The film world is always looking for great source material, and Broadway has traditionally and historically been a place to go.
If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing?
I was the teenage kid growing up in New Jersey watching the Tony Awards and thinking, ‘Oh, maybe if I’m lucky I’ll make it to Broadway by the time I’m 40!’
The only thing I haven’t done as an actor, other than Thai puppet theater somewhere, is act on a Broadway stage.
I auditioned for the part of Cosette in ‘Les Miserables’ on Broadway. It didn’t work out.
I wasn’t straining at the bit to become a movie star any more than I had plotted to get out of vaudeville and into Broadway musicals.
I was one of those people who watched and videotaped the Tonys every year and kept a highlight reel every year. I saw every Broadway show as a kid.
I have always loved Broadway.
What I want is credibility I got as a songwriter and actor and doing ‘Blood Brothers‘ on Broadway with my brother Shaun.
Broadway is a main artery of New York life – the hardened artery.
When ‘Catch Me If You Can’ was published back in 1980, I never dreamed that it would become a bestseller, much less a major motion picture and now a big Broadway musical. What’s amazing about the book is that it has never gone out of print.
I definitely want my career to continue to branch out. I’ve had the pleasure of working in different areas of entertainment, from being in the music business as a teenager in a girl group to doing Broadway for three years in ‘Hairspray,’ and also doing TV and film.
Hip-hop was indifferent to Broadway. We didn’t need Broadway, but I think Broadway needed hip-hop.
Growing up, the dream was to be on Broadway. I always loved theater.
Other theaters exist here solely to entertain the white audience and keep South Africa on a par with what’s going on in the West End or Broadway. The Market concerns itself with theater of this country, for this country.
Obviously I love working in film and television, but I started in theater and I’d love to be on Broadway.
I remember going on iTunes and ‘Hamilton’ was like the number one rap album, above like Fetty Wap, which is just impossible, like a Broadway cast album.
Performing on Broadway is an honor and a challenge for any artist.
I’m probably going to be ashamed to say this… It was a Sir Mix-a-Lot album. I think I was 12, 13. I had just enough money for the ‘My Posse’s on Broadway’ single, so I bought that single. That was the first thing I bought with my own money.
Whether it’s animated, whether it’s live-action, whether it’s Broadway, whether it’s television, a musical is a musical is a musical. So, pretty much, you approach the songs in pretty much the same way.
Broadway doesn’t pay that much.
I wouldn’t mind doing Broadway, but I am definitely trying to get a album out there first.
Film is much more of a brand business, whereas on Broadway, you can do complete unknowns and have hits.
I’ve been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever.
I’ve been really, really fortunate to get some fantastic opportunities on Broadway, and I cherish all of them.
In Glendale, where I live, there’s a street called Broadway. The bottoms of the light posts have swastikas on them.
I started when I was in ‘The King and I’ when I was on Broadway when I was nine.
I want people to be obsessed with Broadway and theatre as much as I am.
Broadway is intimidating. Don’t think it’s not.
I’m very aware of the fact that Broadway musicals being brought to the screen are very few and far between, and it’s important to continue that relationship between Broadway and film. It’s a privilege and an honor for me to be instrumental in some way in keeping that alive.
I am almost famous in China, because I have that Broadway cachet.
Have you seen the Broadway version of ‘The Lion King?’ Go and see it. That’s where the future of musical is.
I always loved and secretly wanted to do ‘Company.’ It was produced on Broadway in 1970, and it’s about a successful 35-year-old guy who’s starting to think he should get married.
When I made my Broadway debut, I was still cleaning houses, something I’d done since I went out on my own at 15.
I’d like to think of myself as an ambassador for Broadway.
I’ll never forget the first moment I stepped on a Broadway stage. It was in Grease, and I knew it was momentous. My parents were there, and I got into a cab with them afterward and started crying.
Jazz isn’t dead yet. It’s the underpinning of everything in this country. Whether it’s a Broadway show, or fusion, or right on through classical music, if it’s coming out of the U.S., it’s not going to survive unless it’s got some jazz influence.