Aaron Lazar Quotes

 

Women are just so much tougher and more patient than men are – their capacity for empathy blows me away. And their capacity to deal with stress for long periods of time is also kind of awe inspiring.

— Aaron Lazar

I went to the opening of ‘Sister Act,’ and I had such a great time. I had no idea what it was about, and I had never seen the movies. But I heard the show went through some major last-minute craziness in previews, and man, opening night was really fun and really entertaining.

— Aaron Lazar

My dad’s paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show.

— Aaron Lazar

Life in New York can be so, I don’t know, chaotic, overwhelming, busy, frantic, and often, seniors can easily get overlooked.

— Aaron Lazar

I get to sing and act and write and create and produce for a living and share art with people, and I feel like a piece of that is in honor of those who came before me.

— Aaron Lazar

I think that’s why I’m an actor: so I can tell those stories without having to really live through those stories with real consequences and real stakes, real responsibility.

— Aaron Lazar

I sort of wrongfully judged ‘Mamma Mia!’ for so long. I thought of it as a jukebox musical that I wasn’t interested in. I was so wrong.

— Aaron Lazar

I always try to make each character my own.

— Aaron Lazar

You have to learn how to act a pop song. You have to find the balance of the pop from the pop song and the lyrical significance of the scene you are in.

— Aaron Lazar

I was just so excited to have a child! I held him up like he was Simba in ‘The Lion King.’ I wanted to sing ‘The Circle of Life.’

— Aaron Lazar

It’ll be interesting to raise kids in New York City. I’m from suburbia, so I don’t really have any experience with what it’s going to be like here.

— Aaron Lazar

2009 was crazy enough! I can’t believe I worked with Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Marsha Mason, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, Jack O’Brien and Trevor Nunn in the same 12 months.

— Aaron Lazar

I’m trying to go with the flow, which is not what I used to do. I used to try to micromanage my career choices.

— Aaron Lazar

There’s parts of it that I connect to – being a father and everything – but ‘Mamma Mia!’ allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I’ve never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom.

— Aaron Lazar

My mom tells me the first show we saw was ‘The Secret Garden,’ but I don’t remember that.

— Aaron Lazar

Before ‘Giant,’ I had only ever worked with Michael Greif, Michael John LaChiusa and Kate Baldwin in readings. It’s really exciting to be blessed with the opportunity to work with so many I would put in the ‘genius’ book.

— Aaron Lazar

The idea of doing a production of ‘Carousel’ that doesn’t feel like it’s stuck in the 1950s really intrigues me.

— Aaron Lazar

It was surreal to play opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones. There was so much to learn just from watching them, and it was an honor to share the stage with women who have accomplished what they have.

— Aaron Lazar

You hear about Broadway your whole life, and I learned what it meant to work on Broadway in ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’

— Aaron Lazar

I want to carry a show, but there are not a lot of leading parts for people who are not celebrities.

— Aaron Lazar

Ugh – I wish I could just sit back and watch TV sometimes.

— Aaron Lazar

Obviously, I am a huge Matt Morrison fan, and I am a big Lea Michele fan because I know those guys from way back.

— Aaron Lazar

For ‘A Little Night Music,’ I did try to get little bit more beefed up for that because I thought that would help me carry myself around the stage in that character.

— Aaron Lazar

In seventh and eighth grade, grammar and vocabulary were not my favorite subjects.

— Aaron Lazar

In high school, my English teacher Celeste McMenamin introduced me to the great novels and Shakespeare and taught me how to write. Essays, poetry, critical analysis. Writing is a skill that was painful then but a love of mine now.

— Aaron Lazar

Christine Bass was my high school music teacher. She took a program on its last legs and within a few years turned into one of the best programs in the country. Our high school dominated national choir competitions all through her 20-plus year tenure.

— Aaron Lazar

In graduate school, Aubrey Berg at the Cincinnati Conservatory gave me the chance to perform with the best in the country in Broadway caliber productions.

— Aaron Lazar

On the PBS recording of ‘The Light in the Piazza’ backstage, you get to see me doing some sweet lunges down the hallway of the Vivian Beaumont.

— Aaron Lazar

I do remember the tour of ‘Cats’ in Philadelphia. I was 12 and had a stomach bug.

— Aaron Lazar

I’ve always been excited at the idea of performing a solo show.

— Aaron Lazar

I know I can’t plan in this business, but I’m going to keep going as long as I keep getting close… So far, I feel lucky and infinitely grateful for the successes that I’ve had. I’m just going to keep working hard, and whatever happens, happens.

— Aaron Lazar

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