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Being on a musical quest was something I always enjoyed.
Richard Rodney Bennett
After 'The Blues Brothers,' I wanted to do a good musical number with real dancers and shoot it correctly.
I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure. I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media.
I don't care if Margot is a Dame of the British Empire or older than myself. For me she represents eternal youth; there is an absolute musical quality in her beautiful body and phrasing. Because we are sincere and gifted, an intense abstract love is born between us every time we dance together.
I have found my heaven in musicals. When I watch a musical, it makes me believe life is still beautiful.
I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women - showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you.
That creates the magic, and that's the wonderment of the musical process and how precious that is.
'High School Musical' is definitely the best thing that's happened to my career and I walked away with great friends from it.
I was babysitting the night High School Musical premiered last year. I watched with the kids and we sang along to the lyrics. I was making $12 an hour.
You know, Python should have won a Grammy for our musical work on the show.
The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day.
In my mid 30's, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living.
Yeah, I've always considered myself a musical person.
I am an opera virgin; I'd far prefer to see a musical such as 'Guys and Dolls.'
I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.
My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak.
A lot of people on the internet have been saying that there's no way we can pull off a musical in three acts. We just take that as a challenge.
Listen, if you said to me, 'Adam Shankman is going to direct you in a musical and you have six months to learn how to tap,' I'd practice till I was blue in the face. I would do it because I'm so headstrong and think I can do anything. But just to show up and sing a little ditty, no.
Yeah, it's a lot harder to find a musical partner than a love partner.
I would really love to do a musical, I don't know in what capacity but something funny.
Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!
That was more or less coincidental in the sense that my parents wanted me to come back to New York because that's the center of musical activity still to this day, more or less, and so I auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera.
I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds.
No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone.
Some writers are curiously unmusical. I don't get it. I don't get them. For me, music is essential. I always have music on when I'm doing well. Writing and music are two different mediums, but musical phrases can give you sentences that you didn't think you ever had.
The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed.
Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships with musical partners, because we make music together. That's what we love to do with our lives.
I write plays, and I have a musical that's starting to get produced now. That's what I would love to do, but it's so hard. The only reason people are reading my plays and musicals is because I'm in movies.
I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea.
I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap, and I see why. There is a certain slickness - there's nothing better than an amazing musical, but an okay musical can be one of the worst times you've ever had.
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