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Born: 1952-11-30
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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My mom was a great cook and great baker all her life.

Tags: Great, Life, Mom

Our actions are the ground we walk on.

Tags: Actions, Ground, Walk

People on both sides of any conflict believe they are right, whether it's on a TV show or in the real world.

Tags: Both, Real, Show

Singing in Yiddish was a great thrill for me and came about through Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater.

Tags: Great, Public, Singing

So I'm truly an actor who sings, and not a singer who acts.

Tags: Actor, Singer, Truly

Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world.

Tags: Musical, Sondheim, Theater

The best work I can do is to take myself as much as I can out of it and get it as simple as I can.

Tags: Best, Simple, Work

The great love of my life is music.

Tags: Life, Love, Music

You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.

Tags: Pay, Rarely, Rent

But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre 24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn't have the time and the chancellor thought that wasn't a good idea after awhile.

Tags: Good, Thought, Time

I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I'm lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that's if I'm lucky, I don't always get to have that privilege but I try always.

Tags: Lucky, Try, Work

I'm on the board of directors for Peace Now, which works tirelessly between the Palestinians and the Israelis to create peace in the Middle East and we've never been closer.

Tags: Between, Create, Peace

In my prayers every day, which are a combination of Hebrew prayers and Shakespeare and Sondheim lyrics and things people have said to me that I've written down and shoved in my pocket, I also say the name of every person I've ever known who's passed on.

Tags: Known, Name, Said

We did a different show every night. We'd open a show, and then two weeks later we'd open the next show. And two weeks later we'd open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I'd ever had in my theatrical life.

Tags: Life, Night, Show

When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the interpreter or the delivery person, you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so many people do in lesser work.

Tags: Quality, Try, Work

I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have.

Tags: Blessed, Career, Life

I love my work, I love the people I work with, I do the best I can.

Tags: Best, Love, Work

There's something about singing that I just love. It makes me feel freer than anything in the world.

Tags: Love, Makes, Singing

My dream has come true, now that I have passed it on.

Tags: Dream, Passed, True

Well, I'm not a critic, I'm just a worker. So, I'm always grateful for anything the critics say - good or bad.

Tags: Bad, Good, Grateful
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My sense of religion is Einstein's sense of relativity. I don't believe in God. I believe that energy never dies. So the possibility exists that you might be breathing in some other form of Moses or Buddha or Muhammad or Bobby Kennedy or Roosevelt or Martin Luther King or Jesus.

Tags: God, Jesus, Religion

Everything I experience influences everything I do.

Tags: Experience, Influences

I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life.

Tags: Life, Saying, Words

I desperately want to see the day today and do the best I can not miss a shred of sunlight. It'll be over before I know it.

Tags: Best, Miss, Today

I don't want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them.

Tags: Process, Sit, Song

I got married because I wanted to do something that was more than I understood, because my feelings were more than I understood.

Tags: Feelings, Married, Wanted

I have no problem with violence, I have no problem playing horrible people.

Tags: Playing, Problem, Violence

I think it's fair to say I'm attracted to playing characters who are rather intense.

Tags: Fair, Playing, Rather

I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky.

Tags: Human, Lucky, Try

I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.

Tags: College, Experience, Wanted

I'm a spiritual person, I'm an America, I'm a Jew, and all of those things influence every breath I take, everywhere I go.

Tags: America, Influence, Spiritual

I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue.

Tags: Gun, Health, Treat

I'm an obsessive hiker and I do it every day for two hours and it really helps me when it comes to learning songs or scripts.

Tags: Hours, Learning, Songs

I'm an obsessive person. I like intensity.

Tags: Intensity, Obsessive

I'm Jewish and I can sing and I'm alive.

Tags: Alive, Jewish, Sing

I'm just an actor. I am nothing special.

Tags: Actor, Special

I'm lyrically driven, I'm not musically driven.

Tags: Driven, Lyrically, Musically

If you told me I could only do one thing, I would choose live concerts.

Tags: Choose, Concerts

Isaac and I are going to Israel to ride for peace enviromental justice and a safer world for us all.

Tags: Israel, Justice, Peace

Movies were a struggle for me - they didn't come easy.

Tags: Easy, Movies, Struggle
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