Top 400 Broadway Quotes

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.

Just as I was turning fifteen, in the spring of 1946, m

Just as I was turning fifteen, in the spring of 1946, my parents took me to see ‘The Glass Menagerie,’ well into its year-long run. I had seen a number of shows on Broadway by then, but nothing like this – because there was nothing like this on Broadway.
I love ‘Annie Hall,’ but then I adoreHannah and Her Sisters.’ Dianne Wiest is amazing in ‘Bullets Over Broadway,’ but her in ‘Hannah and Her Sisters,’ I absolutely loved it.
I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that.
Michelle Branch
One of my favorite movies is ‘Broadway Danny Rose.’
I did a lot of musical theater when I was younger, and I really hope to get back there someday. I miss singing a lot. I listen to Broadway show tunes in my car and sing along to them.
Bridget Regan
My father was Abe Burrows, who was a Broadway legend. ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘How to Succeed,’ ‘Cactus Flower,’ ’40 Karats,’ ‘Can-Can,’ ‘Happy Hunting,’ ‘Reclining Figure,’ it goes on. He was a legend, and when I was growing up, I was Abe Burrows’ kid. That was my self-esteem.
James Burrows
I probably never would have been hired on Broadway had I not moved out to L.A. and pursued acting and film, which is sad, really.
I was never much of a musical theater guy, but I have so much more respect for the art form, the physical exertion of doing eight shows on Broadway a week, I cannot even fathom it.
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.
I’m not denying that it’s exciting to have a play on Broadway.
You thought the stage, you thought Broadway: that was the pot at the end of the rainbow. The idea of being in Hollywood was like going to the Moon or Mars.
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 adventuresincluding, I hope, Broadway – sooner rather than later.
My skirt fell off on stage during a performance of Hairspray on Broadway, revealing my fat suit over my own natural fat suit. I turned to the audience and said, ‘Now you know why I spent six years in a square.’
I would love to be an amazing singer. I take voice lessons. It’s good to have as a dancer – to be able to sing and act, too, because for a Broadway show or musical, you have to be able to do everything.
The stuff that is done on Broadway is hardly theatre. It is part magic show, part rock concert, and part conjuring things.
I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive.
I’m not really a ‘puppetperson 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.
Mitch Leigh
I struggled for a while, but when I was cast in an Off Broadway show called ‘Once Upon a Mattress,’ that kind of put me on the map.
I’ve taken so many kids out of Pittsburgh and onto the great white way in New York City right into a Broadway show.
I know about lots of things that have nothing to do with being Asian, that you would never guess from looking at me. I know all about musical theater. I could go on ‘Jeopardy!’ and knock off the whole Broadway show tunes category. Also the whole Bible stories category.
I’ve got all these great broads in me, all these character women. I was playing a torn-down stripper at twenty-five on Broadway, and now I fit the shoes.
Faith Prince
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.
When I look around at Broadway and the West End, theatr

When I look around at Broadway and the West End, theatre is becoming an exclusive club.
Somewhere during the ‘Next to Normal’ Broadway run, I found myself learning more about myself onstage than in real life, and I truly realized the beautiful, tremendous, extraordinary gift that is performing.
My parents had normal jobs, and I didn’t just want to work all day, and so I thought if I could break into music I wouldn’t have to work all day. And I had an uncle who was on Broadway, so I was like, ‘I have to be able to sing.’
Broadway performers are the best-trained people on the planet.
Because I’m an American woman, and I write straight plays, it’s always been sort of assumed I would never be done on Broadway. But that was never the goal.
There’s not a lot of ego in the Broadway community. Everyone’s out to do well.
I never wanted to be a wrestler, I wanted to get into musical theater. I always wanted to be on Broadway.
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.
I think as a writer you never have to flee from fame because you’re not that visible in the first place, but, after the Broadway success of ‘Beauty Queen,’ people were coming up to me all the time, and I wasn’t really prepared for that level of attention.
Being on Broadway and getting a Tony nomination – this has been an incredible ride, from rather humble beginnings.
Kate Fleetwood
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.
Steven Pasquale
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!
Zoe McLellan
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I’ve been very good to broadway.
I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.
People see a lot of huge stuff on Broadway, but there’s always Off-Broadway energy and also shows that you can work in.
Loretta Devine
People wear shorts to the Broadway theater. There should be a law against that.
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.
If Broadway no longer seems behind the times or ahead of the times, it may be because there are no ‘times’ anymore, no prevailing Zeitgeist that sets the fashion, pace, and prevailing look.
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.
Fred Melamed
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.
A lot of people didn’t know I was doing Broadway. They thought I was one of those guys who was famous for being famous. I was the one who sat next to Charles Nelson Reilly and said funny things.
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.
Annie Golden
I’ve never done regional theater, and I’m getting to make my Broadway debut as a principal, playing a pretty cool part, so there are probably people keeping an eye on me to see if I’ll trip up.
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.
You hear about Broadway your whole life, and I learned what it meant to work on Broadway in ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’
Singing is more of a hobby than really something I want to do for a career. But I love musical theater, so I’m hoping I can go back to it and do a role on Broadway for a few weeks. That would be a dream come true. My dream role would be Roxie in ‘Chicago.’
Jillian Rose Reed
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.
We need to diversify the people who are backstage and p

We need to diversify the people who are backstage and producing and marketing these shows. It’s the limitations of these people that are holding Broadway back.
My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway.
Lee Krasner
I’d love to do a Broadway show, but I can’t because of the style I sing.
I’ve been really fortunate to do several shows on Broadway; the longest run I’ve done is nine months, and that was ‘Porgy and Bess.’ The shortest run I’ve done was about a month and a half: my first Broadway lead in ‘The Scottsboro Boys.’
I grew up with ‘Cinderella.’ So that was my go-to Disney film, definitely. It was princess-related, and coming from a smaller area in Illinois and wanting to do something greater than myself in Broadway, that was a film that I could really relate to.
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 love Broadway. I love live performing. It’s really spiritual when you can get to interact with people, and they actually affect how your show goes.
I’m in a play on Broadway, I have an animated TV show coming up, I have a few movies that just came out.
Motion pictures are a director‘s medium. Broadway is a writer’s medium. Television is a producer’s medium. I picked a medium I could control.
I sing a mixture of everything from opera, folk music, Broadway. It’s a mix of things.
I remember doing Broadway, I started Broadway in 2005, and, of course, I sing two songs in the play, ‘Hairspray’.
Few people remember that I played a nun in the Broadway musical, ‘the Sound of Music.’
In Broadway, we do love jazz hands.
As I’ve gotten older and I’ve watched people in productions, I go to the theater when I go back to London and see friends in Broadway, I think maybe there might come a time here to get back up there and prove oneself. It’s just an itch; it’s a nagging itch to go back there.
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.
The financial side of Broadway is the easy part. Plenty of people want to put money in a Broadway show. The challenging part is finding the material that excites me enough to spend a couple of years of my life devoted to it.
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.
The actual cheerleaders in our film are all Broadway dancers.
Brooke Langton
It would be fun to be eighty-five and have a Broadway debut. That’s the goal I’m shooting for. When they reviveDriving Miss Daisy‘ for the seven-hundredth time.
If I hadn’t decided to be a fashion designer, I would have loved to be a Broadway showgirl or a Rockette!
For your first musical in New York, to go to Broadway and be nominated for a Tony is a dream come true.
Jason Moore
I’m always going back to New York for Broadway workshops or reading. So I always keep my foot in the door: I’m always on the lookout for the next Broadway show.
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.
In coming to New York, I got my first Broadway show six months after I got here. So that song, ‘Movin’ Too Fast,’ means so much to me, knowing that feeling where it’s just where you imagined yourself, but it’s flying by you at a million miles an hour.
Tommy‘ was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. I was 14. It wasn’t ‘the show’ that started that flame in me or anything, but it did excite me in a way no other show had. I’d never seen a show so brilliantly cast and directed.
Josh Young
I really hope for more Broadway. I didn’t think I was going to love it this much. I would love to stay here.
Drew Seeley
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.
I was pretty new to the Broadway world once I began working in it. I hadn’t really grown up being too aware of that many shows or that many actors in shows. I was always obsessed with Judy Garland, though.
My first Broadway show wasn’t until I was a freshman in high school. It was my first trip to New York. I came with a group of theatre kids, and we saw four shows. The very first one was ‘Contact.’
Broadway was weird.

Broadway was weird.
I am wearing Santo Loquasto’s beautiful costumes. I get to stand on stage at 71 years old wearing the most darling dance boots. I am working with my dresser, who is the best dresser on Broadway; he’s traveling with me. It’s divine. It doesn’t get better than this.
All my roots are Broadway. I got my Equity Card doing a Broadway show, and my first love is theater.
I was raised on Broadway because of my dad, but I never thought I had what it took to make it there, although I always wanted to.
The greatly anticipated 2009 Masters was like going to a Broadway hit and finding out that the star, Sir Tiger Woods, was off that night, and his replacement was the cab driver who dropped you off at the theater.
I was so happy to be able to be a part of Broadway Bares and had the best time ever!
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.
Being away from home was tough, but the challenge and the thrill of being on Broadway was so fulfilling, and I’m thankful to my husband for making it possible and holding it down at home.
I coach young people. I have a group called BTP – Broadway Theatre Project.
Ben Vereen
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.
‘The Little Mermaid‘ is my favorite of the Disney animated features. And, I could not wait to see it on Broadway.
Broadway musicals like ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’,’ ‘Eubie’ and ‘Bubblin’ Brown Sugardepict blacks having a light, wonderful time and that was just not so for blacks in the ’20s and ’30s.
The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There’s not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what’s being offered.
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.
It’s always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don’t come true?
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.
The whole cast and creative team were definitely aware of the ‘This is the death of Broadway!’ kind of thing about ‘SpongeBob,’ but we’ve been really ready to change people’s minds. I’m really proud of being part of something that took the most creative route to a commercial entity.
I went on a few auditions for Broadway musicals, and never stopped taking classes, but I didn’t take it seriously until I was out of college.
Brendan Dooling
If you’d ever told me that my Broadway debut would be playing Spider-Man, I would have laughed in your face.
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.
It was always my dream, to do a leading role on Broadway. It’s what I went to college to do, in hopes of one day someone taking a chance on me and saying, ‘You know what? You’re going to be our girl.’
Patina Miller
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.
After I graduated, I tried Broadway, which was difficul

After I graduated, I tried Broadway, which was difficult for me. It was tough to get a part on Broadway, so I just started talking to audiences at different social gatherings, and little by little I became Don Rickles – whatever that is.
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.
I don’t have regrets. I’ve never sat here and thought, ‘Gee, if only I’d done ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner‘ on Broadway, I would have been happier.’
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.
When I was on Broadway, I got really sick with walking pneumonia. I decided not to take my health for granted anymore and make it a priority. The great thing is, the pounds just started to fall off.
The people I idolized I saw once a year on the Tony Awards. I would buy the cassette tapes of the various Broadway shows and scour the photos inside the recording package. That’s how I exposed myself to the arts – New York and professional theater felt like a very distant thing.
I would like there to be gender equity. I would like the Broadway season to reflect sort of the demographic of the country.
I was modeling since I was four and acting in commercials since I was five – this was when I was in New York. I then moved to LA when I was 16… but before that I had done a play on Broadway.
Danny Masterson
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.
In New York, I get people coming up to me because ‘The History Boys’ was such a hit on Broadway, and they show the film all the time on cable over there, so people recognise you.
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’ve never seen a theater community to rival that of Chicago. Neither New York nor L.A. has the raw talent or integrity that Chicago theater has, and I think it’s because Chicago doesn’t have Broadway or the film and TV business to distract it.
One of the boring tricks about capturing Broadway onscreen, actually, is just about all the different unions.
There’s nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.
I’ve been asked a lot why didn’t ‘Ruined‘ go to Broadway. It was the most successful play that Manhattan Theatre Club has ever had in that particular space, and yet we couldn’t find a home on Broadway.
I was in ‘Grease‘ on Broadway, toured with ‘Wicked,’ was off Broadway a couple of times and have been a part of numerous readings and workshops.
I spent four months once doing a play on Broadway.
I have very important phone messages that will be playing Broadway. An evening of my tweets I think is going to be booked into the Golden Theatre.
Douglas Carter Beane
I used to love Woody Allen but feel he’s become a hack as a director. ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ is the only film of his I’ve enjoyed in the last 10 years.
I love New York. I’m working on Broadway, and it’s a great way for me to get my feet wet in acting and a great way to season yourself as a performer.
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’.
The first Mardi Gras I went to, I stayed at the Tulane AE Pi house on Broadway. Slept on a pool table one night, slept under it the next.
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 B

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.
David Alan Basche
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.
American Ballet Theatre’s rehearsal studios are at 890 Broadway, an old building where exposed pipes clank and hiss in uneven accompaniment to piano music. The high ceilings wear a toupee of dust. The wall paint peels like a newbie ballerina‘s toes.
I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line!
Elaine Paige
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.
Moving to L.A. and making albums was an exciting outlet, but I always thought I’d be slumming it job to job in N.Y.C. with hopes of being on Broadway!
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!
Initially, I wanted to be an ice skater, but then when I was 13 I saw Bye Bye Birdie, and that was it – I wanted to be on Broadway.
Sometimes it should be the job of Broadway to introduce stars as well as cast them.
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 like a club I haven‘t been invited to, and I’m hoping that maybe they will give me a guest pass one of these days.
Merritt Wever
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 did I Love My Wife on Broadway in 1978, and then went into television land. Now things are starting to come together in the way I thought they might when I was a kid.
Tom Wopat
I already have a Tony for my Broadway concert in ’73. It’s one of the most precious things I’ve won.
The dumbing down of the country reflects itself on Broadway. The shows get dumber, and the public gets used to them.
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.
Kel Mitchell
I’ve had albums out since the 1970s. I was in a musical, ‘The Boy Friend,’ directed by Ken Russell, and I was on Broadway in ‘My One And Only’ with Tommy Tune, so I’ve always been a singer, but I suppose people think of my modelling more.
I like pop, rock n’ roll, big band, Broadway – I like all those elements.
When I auditioned for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ on Broadway, Gower Champion said, ‘You’ve got the job!’ I said, ‘Mr. Champion, I can’t dance.’ He said, ‘We’ll teach you what you need to know.’
I was in 27 Broadway plays in a row as a kid, and in between, I learned how to play the horses from the stagehands.
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.
Damian McGinty
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

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 think Broadway is waking up to the idea that rap is an incredible tool for telling a musical story.
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.
Will Chase
When ‘night, Motheropened, I did not know how long it would be before I would have another show on Broadway.
Marsha Norman
I was in New York doing musicals in the theater and on Broadway before ‘Orange,’ so people always ask, ‘Are you ever going to get to sing? Does she even sing?’ But people who know me know I actually do sing.
When I’m abroad, I burn all my money on Broadway.
I made my Broadway debut in the revival of Hair and followed it up with the bus and truck tour of Grease.
Peter Gallagher
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.
There is a strange kind of parental pride when ‘Topdog’ ends up on Broadway, or ‘Elaine Stritch.’
The store experience must become a performance, with the energy and precision of a Broadway play.
I’ve been alienating my public since I was 20 years old. When ‘American Buffalo‘ came out on Broadway, people would storm out and say, ‘How dare he use that kind of language!’ Of course I’m alienating the public! That’s what they pay me for.
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.
Grant Gustin
I would absolutely be interested in doing a Broadway production if it was the right project. But my dream is to be writing pieces of theater for my best friends and putting on plays in New York City and seeing our vision come alive. I just hope to always be creating.
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’m definitely nervous and excited. I feel like I’ve been playing off-Broadway, not to say that Boston doesn’t have a great theatre district or great theatre, but it’s not going to Broadway; it’s just a different city.
When I’m in the audience of Broadway shows, I feel like I’m in the presence of something really special with artists working at the height of their craft and doing the best work that they possibly can.
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.
I did ‘Fences‘ off-broadway at the Beacon Theater, so it’s amazing that Denzel Washington and Viola Davis brought it to Broadway.
That’s why I had to leave Hair on Broadway, because I did it for about a year, and one night I was doing the show, and I realized, well, this is not real. I told the director. He says, man, it was a killer show tonight.
My plays aren’t stylistically the same. Just being an African-American woman playwright on Broadway is experimental.
Suzan-Lori Parks
My plan has always been to return to Broadway every 50

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.
All forms are complex once you get to a really high level, and jazz and hip-hop are so connected. In hip-hop, you sample, while in jazz, you take Broadway tunes and turn them into something different. They’re both forms that repurpose other forms of music.
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.
I keep fooling people into giving me jobs, and now I’m on Broadway. It’s always something I’ve wanted to be a part of, and I can’t believe that this is the experience I’m having.
So somehow we’ve got to get back to making stuff for people that are not necessarily interested in seeing the common Broadway fare.
Steven Pasquale
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.
The fact that ticket prices are way too expensive, and there’s only one bunch of people going to see Broadway shows, is something I’ve never liked.
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.
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.
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.
Roger Bart
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.
Geraldine Page
To be totally honest, I thought I would have a Broadway debut in the distant, distant future, maybe in my 60s or 70s when somebody revived one of my off-Broadway plays with a star.
My passion was to be on Broadway and to be part of this community because I saw what it was like from the outside as the young kid in and around New York, and I would see things like the ‘Easter Bonnet’ or ‘Broadway Bares,’ things I would sneak into.
Max von Essen
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.
Cheyenne Jackson
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.
Roger Bart
Broadway has always been a dream of mine.
I was just on Broadway for four months, and the amount of fan mail that arrived at the theater was just overwhelming. I mean, I had no idea! I guess people suddenly had access to me and knew where to find me, so they got me there, and I was amazed.
Secretly, I’m in awe of Broadway performers. I would love to perform at that level. I love the exchange with the audience. I love being able to sing and dance to express your emotions and the community and friendships that are formed when working on a theater piece.
Brianna Brown
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!
Elena Roger
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.
Olivia d’Abo
I like the fact that some of your favorite Broadway mus

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.
Mark Indelicato
My first role was on Broadway from 1963-64 in Chips With Everything.’ It was very well reviewed but not very well attended.
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.
I’ve been to London twice. I saw the Broadway show ‘Billy Elliot’ there – phenomenal. I was crying through the entire thing.
Olesya Rulin
‘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.
Berry Gordy
I did a Broadway show with Alan Alda and how much money can Alan Alda have.
Alice Barrett
I really would like to be on Broadway someday.
I love going to Broadway shows.
I’m not going to be rockin’ n’ rollin’ when I’m 50 years old. But you can be in your prime on television, compose songs, or write a Broadway play when you’re 50.
Toni Tennille
I wanna do Broadway one day in New York. That would be an ultimate dream of mine.
Jessica Lowndes
Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
I couldn’t be more proud to introduce Anne-Marie Duff, a phenomenal actress who is bursting on the world stage, to Broadway audiences as Lady Macbeth.
Jack O’Brien
‘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.
I’ve done about everything in show business except to play on Broadway. I always hoped that I would one day. It’s the World Series of show business. If anybody tells you they’re not intimidated, they’re lying.
There’s a mythical status to the Tony Awards. When you’re growing up as an actor, you hear about Broadway and the Tonys, but it’s not something you ever expect to experience.
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.
The emergence of social media in the Broadway fan’s life – it’s sort of a serendipitous thing for us and for a lot of shows. I always wonder what ‘Rent’ would’ve felt like through that lens.
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 act

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.
Some filmmakers set out to re-create the theater experience they got on Broadway. They kept everything the same. They shot the original casts. We reinvent the whole thing, look at it solely as a movie. We pretend that nobody saw ‘Chicago’ or ‘Hairspray.’
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.
Jerome Lawrence
Oh, I am such a nerd when it comes to music – I only listen to Broadway!
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.
L.A., it’s nice, but I think of sunshine and people on rollerblades eating sushi. New York, I think of nighttime, I think of Times Square and Broadway and nightlife and the city that never sleeps.
I make the energy to go out. You can’t let the Broadway schedule run you.
I’m a Broadway baby! So, therefore, I started in the theater.
All those days of waiting on tables until I could get a role on Broadway, all that time going to school taking lessons, and all those years of being a nobody following a dream-and now here it is.
I’d like to one day be able to say, ‘I was in more than one play on Broadway.’
Adriane Lenox
I’m so tired of stories starting, ‘Maud Jones was walking her dog down Broadway.’ You’ve got to go over to the back page somewhere to finally find out the damn dog was run over by a truck. Get the thing told, for heaven‘s sake. Everybody doesn’t have to be an O. Henry.
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.
But to me, Broadway has always had more a ‘village‘ feeling than London’s West End. The theaters here are clustered together, the staff and many people in the business know each other – it’s like a little village all to itself, whereas in London everything is more spread out.
Rosemary Harris
I was asked if I’d audition for a part in a Broadway musical because the director just loved me.
I always thought Broadway’s the goal, and then I moved out to L.A. with ‘Wicked’ and started doing guest-star spots and little recurring things, and I was like, ‘Well, this is pretty great; I’m kind of digging this.’
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.
Don Knotts
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 am always in much better shape when I am doing a Broadway show because you have the eight shows a week to kind of keep the body clean and perfect in a sense, you know? For instance, I always eat much better when I am in a show because you can’t have dairy – for your voice.
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 a collector of many things, but I particularly love the sterling silver mint julep cups, each engraved with the titles of the Broadway shows in which I appeared.
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.
‘Hairspray’ was a movie turned Broadway musical turned Hollywood remake, and that is the ‘Lion King’ circle of life as we know it in Times Square, the creative loop that swings for the stars and sometimes crashes into the upper deck.
I would like a shot at Broadway.
Trey Parker did 'Book of Mormon.' It's the best Broadwa

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.
In ’75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway, my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
Michael Musto
The biggest audience for Off Broadway is mostly coming in on a train – either Upper East Siders or Metro-North. I go to the theater, and everyone around me is over 50. How interested will they be in my kind of work?
I’m a broadway girl, so anytime someone would sing my entrance music, that was probably my absolute favorite thing.
Scarlett Bordeaux
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.
Sasheer Zamata
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.
I’m excited to flex my Broadway muscles – it keeps you alive as an actor.
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.
Richard Foreman
If you can get tickets, a show on Broadway is worth the effort and expense.
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.
I don’t think that everything on Broadway relates to us, and I think that’s why we as black people don’t always go to Broadway shows, but shows like ‘What’s on the Hearts of Men’ has a lot of issues that can relate to black families, and that’s why I enjoy it.
Stephanie Mills
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.
Will Chase
In a Broadway musical, a scene sometimes breaks into a song and vice versa.
Live theater is my favorite of all the mediums that I have worked in, so I have every intention on coming back to Broadway.
Taye Diggs
When you think about Broadway, you think broad and big, but the fact is there are so many plays that are very intimate, but fill a 1,500-seat house. Plays like ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ have deep moments of silence and intimacy to them.
I’ve been blessed to have acting opportunities in movies, television, as well as Broadway, and definitely want to continue to do so.
I love going to see the theatre whether it’s a Broadway play or a Russian ballet company.
All of a sudden, I was a young kid in my early 20s, and I had a couple of Broadway shows to my credit.
Jon Tenney
I really cut my teeth on off-off-off Broadway shows.
I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray, and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie, because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine, and we had to see everything.
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.
What about Broadway? Yes, I’m involved with a new musical based on ‘The Adams Family.’
I think on a bucket list for a performer is definitely doing a stage show, whether it’s in Vegas or on Broadway or whatever.
Lacey Schwimmer
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.
Jamie Farr
When I saw my first Broadway show, 'Beauty and the Beas

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.
I didn’t see any Broadway till I was in my late twenties.
I did six Broadway shows, and I noticed there weren’t many female comedians. When I went to a dancing audition, there were 1,000 girls. And there were three jobs. So I said I’ll just try comedy. And I loved it.
‘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.
Now that I’m on Broadway, it’s like NASA engineering with the costumes. I was very grateful for the slightly more high-tech ones in my show, ‘Venus in Fur‘; our costume designer Anita Yavich is kind of a genius.
Broadway is not about surprises. It’s about rewarding the putrid, formulaic crap that makes Broadway Broadway.
When you’re trying out on Broadway, it’s very hectic, and you’re making changes night after night. There’s a lot of pressures from producers to make some changes, and you’re writing for actors who are in it – and sometimes the limitations of actors who are in it.
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?
Marian Burros
Broadway is a closed ecosystem.
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!’
So did my time on Broadway after the Xscape tour doing ‘Chicago’. Performing eight times a week put in the mindset of being onstage again.
The only thing I haven’t done as an actor, other than Thai puppet theater somewhere, is act on a Broadway stage.
John Larroquette
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.
Walter Winchell
I was in 27 Broadway plays, and three of them got the Pulitzer Prize.
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.
We’re actually thinking about distributing ‘Moon Over Broadway’ on-line. It’s tempting, because when you go to a major studio, it’s sort of like a farm, you know? They make all the money, since it’s kind of a buyer‘s market.
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.
Lauren Worsham
When I still lived in Manhattan, people-watching was my hobby, and I spent many Sunday afternoons eating up the scene from a window seat at a Starbucks on Broadway.
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.
Theater in New York is nearer to the street. In London,

Theater in New York is nearer to the street. In London, you have to go deep into the building, usually, to reach the place where theater happens. On Broadway, only the fire doors separate you from the sidewalk, and you’re lucky if the sound of a police car doesn’t rip the envelope twice a night.
Obviously I love working in film and television, but I started in theater and I’d love to be on Broadway.
Adrianne Palicki
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.
My sister is my biggest Broadway hero.
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.
Naima Adedapo
Film is much more of a brand business, whereas on Broadway, you can do complete unknowns and have hits.
Kevin McCollum
I’ve been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever.
When I was on Broadway, my most recent Broadway show was ‘Spring Awakening,’ and every night I did a topless scene.
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.
There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway.
A lot of my friends were a lot into theatre a lot earlier than I was. A lot of my friends were kids who were in The Broadway Kids and the kids auditioning for Gavroche in ‘Les Miz.’ I was never that kid. I was weaned on Michael Jackson. Not literally, because that would have been odd.
Erich Bergen
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.
At 21, my career took a comedic turn when I was cast in a new Broadway play called ‘Brooklyn Boy,’ by Donald Margulies, which was equal parts funny and sad. I realized that the more seriously I expressed my character’s feelings, the funnier the scene became.
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.
Aida Turturro
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.