I came to love silence, because it's so rare, and it's now my favorite aural condition.
Mom was a smoker. My grandfather was a smoker. My aunts were smokers. My uncles were smokers. I don't know any smokers now, not even my mom.
I have been involved with 'Spring Awakening' for six years. I am 20 now - I just turned 20 in August - and I originally auditioned when I was 14 years old. I auditioned for Michael Mayer, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.
Our plants had now increased to 252: as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there, though from the general conduct of the natives there did not appear the least occasion for so much caution.
I used to beg for auditions. Now, they're being thrown at me.
It's interesting - years ago, I had such bad stage fright during musical theater auditions that I just gave up. And now I'm on Broadway.
The iPad was my first splurge after I got my first paychecks. I paid off the debt, and I now bring the iPad with me to auditions.
Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.
I think audiences are far too sophisticated now to have an English actor putting on a Russian accent - it feels fake.
I don't know, I think the crowds are even more responsive now because the audiences are skewing younger.
Our film industry as well as the audiences are now open to unconventional pairings and subjects, which has aided my journey greatly.
When I have to compete with John Coltrane and Miles Davis and Louie Armstrong on iTunes, which I'm doing now, that's a problem. That means that jazz is not being heard by younger audiences.
Audiences in every medium are becoming far more savvy. No one goes to watch a Tom Cruise movie any more just because it's starring Tom Cruise. No one gives a toss. Concept is what makes actors raise their game. Everyone's on merit now.
Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now.
The quality of CGI, audiences are now so used to it. They don't know what is CGI and what is real.
I'm not performing anymore. I reveal myself to the audience. I reveal myself. That's the show now.
My assistant says I'm an eBay auction waiting to happen. I have a very large collection of T-shirts... about 4,000 now. Maybe I'll pillage it someday. I have resisted the offers to do a line of T-shirts.
I wasn't attractive when I was growing up, and I don't think I am now.
I am attracting a new audience now, one that is more open and more spiritually inclined.
We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice.