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When my writing really started to take off was when I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write, and…
It’s an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have…
I’ve written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely…
I’ve been doing a lot of studying singing, and I’m thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a…
I’m not totally altruistic. I’ve always had great career ambitions. But it has to come out in an organic way. If you push yourself out…
I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about…
When I got to Broadway, I conducted five Broadway shows.
For Hunchback, we needed this live, gigantic choir. So we went to London and said, This is Disney! I need singers who can sing high…
There is no seam between my songs and myself-they really are me. It’s not like I’m performing; I’m just singing stuff that I really believe.
My first career was as a coach and a teacher.
Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there.
It sometimes feels like I’m not doing anything.
My career keeps shifting; I keep doing the next thing and it keeps growing.
I’ve been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there.
I’m trying to have everything that I put into the world be something that makes a difference in the way I want to make a…
I’m not comfortable singing in front of people yet. That’s going to take another 100 performances.
I write and direct the Duke University Children’s Hospital Benefit every year.
I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally.
I wanted to produce Nancy LaMott’s albums, so I created my own record company.
I publish my own music. I’m creating my own songbook. It works that way for me; I’m very independent.
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