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Aaron Lazar

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 31
Art Living Like

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

Book Had Before

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

Country Through Turned

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

Think I Think Through

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

Character Always My Own

I always try to make each character my own.

- Aaron Lazar

Months Joan Allen

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

Thought Sort Musical

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

Like Excited Held

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

Trying Career Which

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

Through Some Great Time

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

Play Surreal Angela

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

Thought Night More

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

Always Excited Been

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

- Aaron Lazar

Doing Some PBS

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

Doing Production Intrigues

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

- Aaron Lazar

City New Here

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

Love How Critical

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

Away Deal Long Periods

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

Want Leading Lot

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

- Aaron Lazar

Lucky Feel Infinitely

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