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
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
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

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

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

Aaron Lazar
Ugh - I wish I could just sit back and watch TV sometimes.
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
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.