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I expect at some point I'll probably want to go back on stage and do some theater, because I've not done theater in 10 years.
I like roles that are on the extreme ends of the spectrum, and there's special appeal in exploring these slightly forgotten plays that people might think of as subjects for academic term papers instead of live theater.
I come from the theater and I plan to always do theater. So I don't really see myself not being able to act even if people don't think I am sexy enough for film at 40, I'll still be acting.
I think there are rock stars within every subgenre, and for people who are obsessed with musical theater Sutton Foster and Audra MacDonald are like Beyonce to them. I'm sure the a cappella world has their own version of that, and that exists in every geeky subculture.
I want to do stage again, because there just aren't words for how great it is. People say that all the time, 'There's nothing like live theater, blah blah,' but it's really true. I see a show and I know how they feel, and it feels great.
You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater. You sit down. The lights go down and the curtain goes up. And you're in another world.
I come from a traditional theater background.
The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater.
I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films - the whole bizarre, boring process that it can be.
At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
I've been working straight since 2003, so I might just want to take an improv or theater class. That excites me. I can't wait to do different characters - not necessarily the leading chick who gets the guy, but the weird, freaky cousin.
One thing I really want to do is - I spent ten years in New York doing theater before I moved to L.A. to do TV and film. I'd really like to go to back New York and do some theater.
If I have to, I'll go and direct theater and talk till the cows come home.
The Lord Chamberlin was censoring scripts when I first came into the theater.
The theater is the thing I love doing most.
I learned my business in the theater and in television, particularly working with the actors. You can learn much more in the theater than directing a movie, because then you have no time when you are shooting a movie to really work with the actors. You have to learn this craft somewhere else.
Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.
Agnes de Mille
No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world.
Singing in Yiddish was a great thrill for me and came about through Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater.
No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that this was what I was supposed to be doing.
To me, theater is the mecca; if you really love to act, that's where it's the most fun, by a long shot.
The atmosphere of the theater is my oxygen.
We went to see all the shows. American musical theater and jazz were very big.
Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices.
The biggest battle for a lot of people who come out of the theater, which is where I was trained, is that they can never forget that a camera is pointed at them.
And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
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