Top 17 Hammerstein Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Hammerstein Quotes from famous people such as Beth Behrs, Trey Parker, Stephen Sondheim, Carmen Cusack, Lindsay Mendez, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I'd love to tackle a classic Shakespeare play or take o

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’ve never met a Mormon I didn’t like. They’re really nice people. They’re so Disney. They’re so Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Trey Parker
After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes.
Stephen Sondheim
I’ve been singing Rodgers and Hammerstein all my life.
Carmen Cusack
In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies.
Stephen Sondheim
I’m a Mexican girl from California, and I never grew up thinking I could be in a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. I didn’t really see myself in that. Not that I didn’t grow up loving Rodgers and Hammerstein, but I don’t know – I just never put myself there.
Lindsay Mendez
Rodgers and Hammerstein didn’t mean anything to me. I just wanted to have a hit, I just wanted to be like those people on the radio. It was all of a case of the present tense with no projecting into the future, particularly.
Art Garfunkel
I was essentially trained by Oscar Hammerstein to think of songs as one-act plays, to move a song from point A to point B dramatically.
Stephen Sondheim
I feel very fortunate to have been associated with people such as Rodgers and Hammerstein. I think they were geniuses of their time.
Shirley Jones
Rogers and Hammerstein were such a genius pair. They were able to touch on subject matter so far ahead of its time.
Ruthie Ann Miles
It may sound amazing to people today, but Rodgers and Hammerstein were considered by – how can I put it? – the sort of opinion-making tastemakers and everything to be ‘off the scale as sentimental.’
Andrew Lloyd Webber
When I was 12 years old and first decided I wanted to be a songwriter, the people that I always looked up to were Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, and people like that.
Eric Carmen
One musical that deeply influenced me – and continues to do so – is the 1997 ABC TV movie of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella,’ starring Brandy, with Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother and Whoopi Goldberg as the prince’s mom.
Janet Mock
Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father during all those many days, and weeks and months when I didn’t see my own father.
Stephen Sondheim
I think we sublimated our Broadway desires by doing theater in Hollywood – not on stage but by doing the movies of ‘Chicago’ and ‘Hairspray’ and also musicals on TV. We did Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Annie.’ Even ‘Smash’ was like doing theater.
Craig Zadan
Like Rodgers and Hammerstein, I’m not afraid to deal with themes about the ups and downs of life, yet which are still entertaining, and you still feel these stories.
Harvey Weinstein
I can’t wait to play the Hammerstein shows. Things have been exploding in the last week, and that’s going to be the exclamation point.
Trey Anastasio