” You’re supposed to be a control freak when you’re an artist. That’s the whole point of having a vision: Why have one if you’re not going to protect it? “


” I think that when you write for stars, I think that you have to be very specific about what they do beautifully and let them bring it to life. “


” I am a muso, and I love doing it. I assumed that would be my career for a long time. I always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t think that anyone could actually be that full-time, so I always go back to conducting and arranging and playing. If you scratch me, I’m a musician. “


” It is scary to write – period – for me, but once you get past the idea that it’s scary to write, I still can only be who I am. As a writer, my job, to me, is to expose myself – to really sort of dig in and find out who I am and then put it on the page. “


” I love my stuff – you’re not supposed to say that. But because I’m performer as well as a writer, I’m constantly interacting with my own work. I always get to find these little secrets that I left for myself, little notes – I find them all over the scores. “


” Comedy is drama. I think that if your characters are feeling something that is very real, then they have to respond in a way that feels real to them, and some situations, the only response you could possibly have is to respond in a way that’s so extreme that people are going to laugh. “


” I did musicals in high school, certainly. And then I just kept wanting to do them. I felt at home in the theater, in that way that, you know, you’re supposed to if that’s the kind of person you are. “


” You have to understand the medium you’re writing for. People jump into writing musicals without realizing how complicated they are. Knowing one form doesn’t necessarily mean you know the other. You have to be comfortable with it. “



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I think that when you write for stars, I think that you have to be very specific about what they do beautifully and let them bring it to life.


I am a muso, and I love doing it. I assumed that would be my career for a long time. I always wanted to be a writer, but I didn
It is scary to write - period - for me, but once you get past the idea that it
I love my stuff - you
Comedy is drama. I think that if your characters are feeling something that is very real, then they have to respond in a way that feels real to them, and some situations, the only response you could possibly have is to respond in a way that
I did musicals in high school, certainly. And then I just kept wanting to do them. I felt at home in the theater, in that way that, you know, you
You have to understand the medium you
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