"Tommy was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. I was 14. It wasn't 'the show' that started that flame in me or anything, but it did excite me in a way no other show had. I'd never seen a show so brilliantly cast and directed. I mean, the alumni of that cast I saw are the who's who of people I love; Michael Cerveris, Alice Ripley, Norm Lewis, Sherie Rene Scott and the list seriously goes on and on. I knew not a single one of their names at the time. I just knew they were all stars in my eyes. Getting to work with Des McAnuff on my Broadway debut last year was a thrill to say the least."