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Born: 1987-02-05
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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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.

Tags: Big, Loved, Thought

It's always important to recognize your situation and not take it for granted.

Tags: Granted, Recognize, Situation

The cool thing about music is no one can take music away from you, writing wise.

Tags: Cool, Music, Wise

Theater is a living creature. It takes a while to break in, like a new pair of shoes.

Tags: Living, Shoes, While

When I play live in restaurants and cafes, I don't play my own stuff. I play jazz and 'American Songbook' standards, and I'll fuse it with top 40.

Tags: American, Stuff, Top

When I'm in the U.K. I find myself using a lot of Britishisms.

Tags: Using

When you're an artist, you have to hope for everything and expect nothing.

Tags: Artist, Expect, Hope

As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.

Tags: Art, Painting, True

As an actor it's your job to empathise with your character regardless of whether they have a different sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, or anything.

Tags: Character, Job, Spiritual

Hollywood is a strange, strange thing. I feel like I've been invited to a very exclusive ball and I'm just trying to make nice with everybody and hope that if they kick me out they'll at least give me a ride home.

Tags: Home, Hope, Nice

I believe singing should be like being an actor. People shouldn't have any problem buying an actor being in a comedy or a drama or a horror film. That should be the same way with music.

Tags: Comedy, Music, Problem

I remember seeing 'Aladdin' when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, 'Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do.' Mum said I couldn't be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, 'OK, then, I want to be an actor.'

Tags: Big, Remember, Said

I was inadvertently raised in the 'gay community.' I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings.

Tags: Age, Gay, Time

I'm in a real minority as far as having really supportive parents in regards to the arts. They never batted an eye as far as not letting me do that stuff. That's invaluable. I can't believe how unabashedly supportive they were about everything, between music and acting.

Tags: Music, Parents, Real

When I was in college, I was in the theater department, which for anyone who has been involved in any kind of theater program, you know that it's really wacky and tight-knit, a real family. Me and my good friends from college would do random shows and plays that were sometimes serious, but most of the time really goofy and funny.

Tags: Family, Funny, Time

I always shoot for the moon in my work, so that I'm happy when I land on the roof.

Tags: Happy, Moon, Work

I'm always just waiting for someone to cut me off; I'm a chatty guy.

Tags: Off, Someone, Waiting

I mean, come on, Beyonce's the queen of pop music. She's the queen. If you could run for queen... I would put her name in the suggestion box. She's incredible.

Tags: Mean, Music, Put

We are a categorically obsessed culture, where we have to compartmentalize everything in reference to another thing, like, 'What does it sound like? Does it sound like this?'

Tags: Another, Culture, Sound

As a musician, I hear the harmonic value of everything - I just enjoy music.

Tags: Enjoy, Music, Value

Challenge is good for any relationship.

Tags: Challenge, Good

Fashion is about owning whatever you're wearing, regardless of if it's a high fashion statement or not.

Tags: Fashion, High, Whatever

For me, I think everybody with half a heart tries to do their best to do their part of good during the holiday season.

Tags: Best, Good, Heart

I always make time for the things that are important to me.

Tags: Time

I don't shave when I'm not working.

Tags: Shave, Working

I don't take breaks, man, I'm always doing something.

Tags: Breaks
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I have an unabashed adoration of cheesy pop music.

Tags: Cheesy, Music, Pop

I mean, part of me would love to be a fat tenured professor of theater someday.

Tags: Fat, Love, Mean

I never let my politics supersede my manners.

Tags: Manners, Politics

I play mostly guitar, and I played drums in my brother's band for a while growing up.

Tags: Brother, Guitar, While

I think people love to attach themselves to the idea of an overnight success. That may be true about me.

Tags: Love, Success, True

I wish I was old Hollywood.

Tags: Hollywood, Old, Wish

I'd like to be writing songs for other people - I just like writing songs.

Tags: Songs, Writing

I'm ambitious in the sense that I raise the bar high for myself.

Tags: Ambitious, High, Sense

I'm incredibly anal about everything that I do.

Tags: Incredibly

I'm like any other composer. If you give me five years to write a symphony, I'm still going to be asking for more time two days before it's due.

Tags: Give, Time, Write

I'm not a mean person.

Tags: Mean

I'm this goofball. I look at myself in the mirror, and the person that I know doesn't match up to what I think people love to perceive me as.

Tags: Love, Match, Mirror

I'm very specific and ambitious in plotting out my goals and never take no for an answer - so it's not like things just fall in my lap.

Tags: Answer, Fall, Goals

I've always enjoyed fashion and dressing up for things, whether it's high fashion or play fashion.

Tags: Fashion, High, Whether
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