Throughout the year, the Playbill editorial staff conducts hundreds of interview—from red carpet livestreams to press previews to one-on-one exclusives. Not every sound bite fits in to the stories you read on Playbill every day. We sifted through our transcripts from 2017 to find the best quotes from the cutting room floor—plus a final one from Ben Platt’s epic Tony Awards speech.
From landmark producers like Daryl Roth to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights like Paula Vogel, from four-time Tony-nominated director Michael Greif to first-time nominee and visionary Rachel Chavkin, from gripping actors like Rachel Bay Jones to Tony-nominated writers like Tim Minchin and legends like Ben Vereen, here are the quotes that stuck with us:
FLIP THROUGH THE 12 QUOTES BELOW: