Top 135 Musical Theater Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Musical Theater Quotes from famous people such as Madonna Ciccone, Madeline Brewer, Tamara Tunie, Amanda Schull, Sam Claflin, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Because I was a dancer, I started going to auditions fo

Because I was a dancer, I started going to auditions for musical theater, which forced me to sing.
Madonna Ciccone
I trained classically for 11 years and then studied musical theater at AMDA New York. My dad is a singer-songwriter, so I followed in his footsteps.
Madeline Brewer
When I first got to New York, all I did was musicals. After a few years I had to make a conscious choice to close the door on musicals, because I was getting pigeon-holed as a musical theater performer.
Tamara Tunie
I enjoyed acting growing up; I did musical theater. I had a secret desire to be a television and movie actress, but it wasn’t something I admitted to myself that I wanted to do, I guess.
Amanda Schull
When I was in high school, I was a bad singer. I mean, all my early acting was musical theater, and my first ever show was ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ Everyone’s familiar with it. I played priest number 3 and sang so out of tune that it’s not even funny.
Sam Claflin
I’ve always been singing. Since day one. I started doing musical theater and you have to sing in musical theater and so that’s where I got most of my training. So singing on stage, you just inevitably, when you’re around other vocal artists, you get better at singing.
Zac Efron
I know about lots of things that have nothing to do with being Asian, that you would never guess from looking at me. I know all about musical theater. I could go on ‘Jeopardy!’ and knock off the whole Broadway show tunes category. Also the whole Bible stories category.
B. D. Wong
I’m trying to bring a new generation into the musical theater and to create a new audience.
Jerry Herman
I was probably singing before I could talk. Musical theater is my passion. If I could afford it, I would just do dinner theater and live a simple life.
Bethany Joy Lenz
I do regret that when I went to college, I didn’t have a liberal arts education. I got a BFA in musical theater, so it was a very directed toward what I was doing. I wish that I had expanded my horizons a little bit.
Heather Dubrow
I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down.
Zac Efron
I trained at a conservatory as a mezzo-soprano and was a musical theater major in college so I had a theater background.
Scarlett Bordeaux
I was a ‘Glee’ fan before I joined the show! Since my background is musical theater, it was exciting to see a TV show that incorporated music so much and in such a genius way.
Becca Tobin
I do create songs and play the guitar. But my focus is definitely on acting. I think, if there’s going to be singing involved in my career, it would probably be in musical theater.
Condola Rashad
I’d love to tackle a classic Shakespeare play or take on Nora Helmer in ‘A Doll’s House.’ Musical theater, it’s the classics like Rodgers and Hammerstein and Cole Porter’s ‘Kiss Me Kate.’ I’m much more a Julie Andrews-type soprano than an Idina Menzel.
Beth Behrs
I loved ‘White Christmas’ for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.
Lana Parrilla
I graduated with a degree in musical theater and no skill in anything else to make money; I wish I had gotten a massage therapy kit or something where I could have made my own money.
Kathleen Rose Perkins
I went to performing arts high school, and I took dance and acting every day. Then, I went to Marymount Manhattan College and I have a B.A. in acting, with a concentration in theater performance and a minor in musical theater. I studied there for three years.
Jenna Ushkowitz
I am a big fan of musical theater.
Josie Totah
One of the reasons I got into musical theater was Anthony Warlow. I was obsessed with the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ concept album because of him.
Rob McClure
Dance has been a driving force in my life for 25 years. From music videos and hip hop, to jazz and musical theater, to ballet and classic modern dance, I have had extensive exposure to a variety of techniques that inspire my own electric style.
Anna Kaiser
I went to school for musical theater, and that is such a huge, central part of me.
Helene Yorke
I wanted to entertain and make people laugh. I think it really hit in third grade, but once I was in high school, I joined chamber choir. I wanted to do musical theater, too, but they had rehearsals at the same time. That was a bit of ‘Sophie’s Choice.’
Chrissy Metz
I’m really eager to go back and do some theater. I would love to do some more comedy as well because I think that’s really the hardest thing to do; it’s what I grew up doing, and I would love to go back and do that. I did a lot of theater growing up – musical theater.
Bridget Regan
Musical theater is great; you get painted up, you get to play princesses and witches, and you sing. The joy alone of that can really carry a lot.
Chris Pine
I would like, if I can, to broaden the possibilities of the musical theater. I think there’s a better ‘Oklahoma!’ someplace, a better ‘West Side Story.’ And I’d like to be mixed up in it.
Richard Rodgers
I’m a weird dichotomy of nerd, sports fan, and musical theater, so I’d love to do a superhero musical on Broadway. But all the good superheroes are claimed.
Taran Killam
I avoided the party scene at the University of Miami. I came in to study musical theater, and I felt so behind. I literally knew nothing.
Joshua Henry
I am concerned about the musical theater, selfishly, because I love it.
Joel Grey
I love musical theater because it’s live. There is no Auto-Tune. There’s no second chance. What you see is what you get. You have to be amazing every night.
Diana DeGarmo
Without a doubt, I’d love to do Broadway. I actually can’t wait to get back to musical theater.
Zac Efron
I've always liked musical theater, and getting to do st

I’ve always liked musical theater, and getting to do stuff like that where I can just dance around and just be crazy is just super fun.
Josie Totah
I’ve found that musical theater is my passion.
Samantha Barks
I came from the musical stage. My first show was ‘110 In The Shade.’ I started as a ballet dancer and then sort of gravitated toward musical theater, so any time I got asked to sing or dance, it was a joy for me.
Lesley Ann Warren
If an American audience is given a serious musical theater piece that is well produced, dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted, they’ll respond to it.
Carlisle Floyd
I announced at the dinner table when I was 11 that I wanted to be a ballet dancer. But my goal changed to musical theater after the choreographer Robert Joffrey saw me perform while I was on scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet School.
Ann Reinking
I love singing! I was a musical theater girl in high school. We were always singing and dancing around, and just doing little community theaters and high school musicals. Then, when I got to NYU, I focused more on drama.
Katie Lowes
The musicals on Broadway have not necessarily been true musical theater. I’m speaking generally, of course: I saw ‘Spring Awakening,’ and I was completely inspired by that.
Alice Ripley
I love rock and opera, and I love musical theater, and I don’t want to lose any of that.
Lauren Worsham
When I was younger, I definitely thought musical theater was sort of more pure than film. I used to say I’d never go to film because we had to get it right the first time in musical theater. But then, of course, I started doing film and realized I loved it. Keep in mind that I was 8 years old when I said that.
Gaten Matarazzo
I’ve sung a whole lot of jazz. It’s my favorite style of music to sing. People don’t realize it, because they’re so accustomed to hearing me sing musical theater.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
I didn’t necessarily set out to be in musical theater, but that’s where my path has taken me, and I’ve been loving and enjoying it ever since.
Diana DeGarmo
Singing is more of a hobby than really something I want to do for a career. But I love musical theater, so I’m hoping I can go back to it and do a role on Broadway for a few weeks. That would be a dream come true. My dream role would be Roxie in ‘Chicago.’
Jillian Rose Reed
The musical theater is a glorious and distinctly American innovation in the history of theater.
Diane Paulus
Because I am the biggest musical theater nerd, I worship Sondheim.
Beanie Feldstein
We thought it would be great to see if you could put pop music back into musical theater.
Neil Tennant
I was never much of a musical theater guy, but I have so much more respect for the art form, the physical exertion of doing eight shows on Broadway a week, I cannot even fathom it.
Chris Pine
I always wanted to do musical theater. That was where I saw my life going since I was a musical theater major in college before I went to Pentatonix.
Kirstin Maldonado
When I wanted to audition for a dinner-theater junior troupe in my hometown, I needed to have a piece of musical theater music to sing. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use. My mom and dad suggested that I sing ‘Edelweiss’ because I knew it from the music box.
Audra McDonald
I did musical theater, and I did dancing for what it was at the performing arts high school that I went to. I went to a school where I was there on a scholarship. So I think when you’re on a scholarship, you always work a tad harder, or you want to work a tad harder than the next person.
Cassie Ventura
At one point, I was hell-bent on being a Disney animator, and sort of got over that in college and wanted to do my own stuff. You know, towards the end of college I had actually planned to go to the Boston Conservatory of Music for musical theater.
Seth MacFarlane
In musical theater you have to be very big and very animated, while film and television are more toned down.
Kevin Richardson
My mom is an elementary school music teacher, a pianist, and a singer, and my dad plays guitar – he’s a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. My mom does musical theater, too. All of those influences were around.
Lucy Dacus