I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
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.
I would go to war with words, not weapons. I would die talking before I lifted a weapon.
I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.
I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky.
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.
I think it's fair to say I'm attracted to playing characters who are rather intense.
I love my work, I love the people I work with, I do the best I can.
I have no problem with violence, I have no problem playing horrible people.
I have no idea what's coming next or where it will come from; I enjoy the surprise of it all.
I grew up in Synagogue in the boys' choir. We didn't listen to music in the house; only at temple. Then I went to a mostly African American high school on the South Side of Chicago and joined a gospel choir.
I got married because I wanted to do something that was more than I understood, because my feelings were more than I understood.
I feel the most alive when I'm singing. I also get to be the mail man for some of the most beautiful lyrics ever written.
I don't want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them.
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.
I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman!
I believe there's a common ground in what all gifted writers write. It has to do with their wish to turn darkness into light.
Everything I experience influences everything I do.
Everything I am came from my parents. I don't take that much credit for who I am and what I am.
Everyone's entitled to their own experience.
Comparison leads to violence.
All great men usually are awakened by the great women in their lives. No matter what friction is there, if that relationship was there, that usually is their best friend, at the end of the day.
Actually, the language in Shakespeare is wonderfully musical. You need to hear the music to connect with the words.
I hope that something can be done in our piece that reflects on the attention that needs to be paid to the most vulnerable people, like refugees in the world right now, that have to not be politicized, but saved, literally.
I want to protect everyone in the world, and I believe the way to protect them is to stop the killing universally. Create opportunity and better systems of living and existing, quality of life to humanity all over the world.
I think we all lose in the end because we don't get to stay here forever.
I moved to New York to go to Julliard Drama School. Didn't sing a single note of music.
I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life.
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.
During 'Chicago Hope,' I never let directors talk to me, because I was so spoiled. I started off with people like Milos Forman, Sidney Lumet, James Lapine, unbelievably gifted people. So there I was saying, 'Don't talk to me, I don't want your opinion.' I behaved abominably.