Hollywood Blockbusters Turned into Broadway Musicals
At the Tony Awards on Sunday, he spoke to Parade.com about his love of Broadway and whether he's seriously consdering making a run at a permanent slot in Regis Philbin's former seat:
On theater being his first love.
"When I was about 10, my parents brought back a videocassette or the show "Sunday in the Park with George." The show was very intricate. And Stephen Sondheim’s music has an adult theme and is very cerebral and brainiac, especially when you are ten. But the music and melodies touched me so much. From that point on, my parents took me to great shows. I grew up in Los Angeles so my parents took me to see Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, so many great shows. So I got the bug. And then I started writing and got signed to a record deal.