22 May 2007

"It's great to be in an all-male cast. It's sort of like being on a sports team, an athletic meritocracy -- a very different dynamic from a mixed cast.

The women in the stage crew like it, too. We're easy to order around.

When it comes to certain scenes where I'm disrobed, or love scenes, I just do it and seem to get a lot of attention. I'm a fairly athletic guy. In some ways it helps the art form for new audiences to see something they're used to in life, and that opera singers don't always look the way you expect.

When it comes to finding out what people are saying about me, we have a rule in our house -- my children can never Google daddy. It's a good rule, in general, and I follow it myself."