Musical Theatre Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Musical Theatre Quotes from famous authors such as Jason Robert Brown, Helene Yorke, Amybeth McNulty, Toni Servillo, Toks Olagundoye. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

When I started out, I wanted to be Billy Joel. The plan was to be a singer-songwriter of that ilk, and, then, I got waylaid – that’s probably an unfair way to say it – from being a rock star by the musical theatre stuff, which I love doing.
Jason Robert Brown
I went to the University of Michigan and have a BFA in Musical Theatre.
Helene Yorke
I started off doing stuff in theatre in Letterkenny from quite a young age. It was just a hobby, something I enjoyed. Some kids like tennis or guitar. I just enjoyed musical theatre so my parents got me into classes.
Amybeth McNulty
Opera is musical theatre, and the music can teach you so much about the theatre. Very often I use musical terms to think about how I comport myself on stage: I employ ‘rubati,’ ‘ostinati,’ ‘cadenze.’ Finding these parallels is very fascinating for me.
Toni Servillo
I was a musical theatre geek in high school and college.
Toks Olagundoye
I did musical theatre for about four years. One time, I did six shows in one year whilst juggling school.
Sam Smith
I started singing in my church choir, and then when I got to middle school, I had the coolest musical theatre director, and we actually did ‘The Wiz’ in seventh grade, and I was Addaperle, and my grandma was like, ‘Why didn’t you audition for Dorothy?’ But I was too nervous for that.
Shanice Williams
When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn’t want to see the magic.
Nia Vardalos
My mum raised us on classic movies and a lot of musical theatre.
Jake Gyllenhaal
I love musical theatre. It’s a passion of mine.
Neil and I are most thrilled that we were able to bring musical theatre to the enormous audience that ‘The Sound of Music’ reached.
Craig Zadan
Physical comedy and musical theatre were never actually in my main focus at school. I was more of a dramatic actor. I always thought I was better at that.
Ethan Slater
I was lucky enough to see the original cast of ‘In the Heights.’ This one blew my mind. The infusion of Latin, hip hop and rap with musical theatre, great storytelling and talent was a powerful combination to me during a time when I’d not been moved by much!
Josh Young
I love musical theatre because I love doing a live performance eight times a week.
Gareth Gates
In musical theatre you’re also supposed to be able to dance and everything, so I’ve always tried to take dance lessons, but I’ve realized that martial arts comes to me so much more easily than dancing ever has.
Isa Briones
I started dancing at age three and then got involved in musical theatre and acting around age seven. I think I’ve probably known since then that I want to be a professional actor.
Tiya Sircar
I teach a lot of young musical theatre actors, and I notice that a lot of them say that they have a harder time connecting the classic repertoire.
Lindsay Mendez
I majored in musical theatre performance at college, then went through years of waiting tables and temping while looking for acting work.
Brooke Elliott
Every step is basically a word, especially with musical theatre, because you’re not doing it for dance’s sake, you’re promoting a story – and, more than that, a moral. You’re propelling a story.
Ann Reinking
As a performer, once you’ve understood the genre of musical theatre, you can tire very quickly of the two-dimensional stuff. With Sondheim, it’s always a challenge. It’s difficult and exhilarating and he’s so good on the complexities of relationships and on things going wrong.
Michael Ball
Back in the Stone Age, before there were workshops, it was a very difficult idea to get into musical theatre. Normally, you would be a chorus girl or boy and write something. People would get their start as rehearsal pianists or dance assistants.
Maury Yeston
Obviously musical theatre is not my thing, but dramatic theatre is much more up my alley.
Jason Priestley
I grew up doing certain little things in the musical theatre realm, but I didn’t really understand that you could… make a career out of it.
Diana DeGarmo
There was a saying going around the theatre: It’s a train, and you can jump on at any point whether you’re a lover of musical theatre or a lover of theatre or a lover of hip-hop or a lover of history – there was a way to jump on the train.
Phillipa Soo
There’s a lot of great, talented, passionate musical theatre practitioners and directors here. But it’s very hard to suddenly start building great musicals in a town like Sydney where there hasn’t been any great musicals built.
Tim Minchin
I think you need to be very careful of getting ‘stuck’ in musical theatre.
Jamie Parker
I’m very driven, and I always have been. So I’d like to release a successful album, continue in musical theatre, and be more involved in business.
Gareth Gates
I used to do puppet theatre and also mime and musical theatre in Florida for competitions and festivals, which was great. I was very much involved in theatre when I was in college.
Wesley Snipes
Musical theatre is my first love.
Laura Benanti
Musical theatre is now a worldwide conversation.
Maury Yeston
I have fallen deeply in love with songs – musical theatre songs included – over the years, and this experience has taught me to hear and honor the writer’s voice in my soul.
Alice Ripley
I went into musical theatre, which I’m not really cut out for – I’m not as skilled at it as other people.
Richard C. Armitage
I have a degree in vocal performance, I’m a classically trained singer, and I studied musical theatre.
Shannon Lee
I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I’m a big musical theatre geek.
Mandy Moore
I have written a lot of musical theatre over my life – two Olivier Award-winning musicals – and I still don’t think I’m ready to be the boss in the room.
Tim Minchin
I love the intimacy of making movies. The focus is deeper and much more intense than musical theatre.
Sarah Brightman
Musical theatre is something I’m familiar with, I’ve been doing that.
David Naughton
Musical theatre is, for sure, my first love.
Jordan Fisher
In the world of musical theatre, if everyone says it’s a good idea, you wonder why nobody has done it before.
Tim Rice
I have a camp fascination with all things musical theatre – I’ve even got the box set of ‘Britannia High.’
Karla Crome