"In July of 2000 I sat outside of the Belasco Theater with my eyes welled up with tears. My friend Da'Mon Vann met me and asked what was wrong. I said, 'That everything was more than all right.' I was so moved by Janet McTeer's delicate and brave performance. I said in that moment that I wanted to move to New York and I want to do work on that blessed stage. My Broadway debut was in Passing Strange on that very same stage eight years later."