Elaine Paige Quotes.
If you’re a serious actor, you wouldn’t put yourself up for one of those shows in case you got bumped off the first week and all your colleagues saw it.
Actors already striving in the theatre wouldn’t dream of putting themselves on these shows; it means that only about 10% of the talent out there is being auditioned for parts.
You couldn’t even write me a paper about the roles you would dream of playing in modern musical theatre.
I’ve never been very good at manipulating my career, but fortunately I haven’t needed to.
But you know, I’m not 25 anymore, and I have always said musical theater in particular is a young person’s game. It requires energy, mentally and physically, to do it.
Just because you are successful in one area does not necessarily mean you’re going to be successful in another.
Learn to take rejection, keep fit and work only with the best in your field.
I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers.
I did miss the music a bit – but only in the wings, when I was waiting to go on. It seemed dreadfully quiet, rather unnerving. But the wonderful thing was that one didn’t have to be quite so obsessive about one’s health, and one’s voice.
I don’t listen to so much music now. I did when I was younger. Music is so much part of my work. I like peace and quiet now when I go home.
“Evita” obviously would always be very special to me because it was the first major musical that I did on stage and created in the U.K. with Hal Prince directing.
Maybe the higher echelons of my range aren’t as easily accessible, but that’s OK; you change the key.
I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line!
I never enjoyed being famous.
My first singing role was as Susanna in a school production in a shortened form of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. I loved to sing and I was given lots of encouragement by a wonderful music teacher Mrs Ann Hill and by my parents who suggested I go to drama school.
One was never taught how to begin at drama school. But all it required was one intake of breath.
My shoes are size 2 and a 1/2, the same size as my feet