Here are a couple of quotes from the actor, who appeared most recently on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Assassins:
On "Idol" auditioners who can't sing:
They know the caustic judgment. And then they come out and they sing and they’re terrible. And they seriously think that they’re talented. They must be told that they’re terrible. They don’t need to be embarrassed. I would never tell someone that they’re ugly, or that they should be ashamed of themselves. But it’s now time for the family that’s always told them that they’re the best singer and that they could win it — it’s time to let them know that they should probably not audition for this show anymore. And I had no problem being the guy to say that.
On musical numbers during the "Emmy" telecast:
I love the "So You Think You Can Dance" show. I love it. I think it’s some of the best hours on TV. I think those dancers are extraordinary and, more so, I think those choreographers are uniformly amazing. So I pitched bringing back some sort of dance element to the awards show, which had been done away with because it seemed tepid...And so I got two of who I think are the best choreographers on "SYTYCD" — Tabitha and Napoleon – to be involved in some movement elements.