"This is the one that started it all for me. I didn't see it on Broadway, but it was the first musical I saw where I said, 'That's what I want to do,' and it was specifically, and he'll kill me for writing this, watching a very young Hugh Panaro play Marius in the first national tour at the Forrest Theater in Philly. I won't say how old I was, because I want Hugh to still be my friend, but it was a life changer for me. I thought, 'I wanna do what that guy's doing.' I wanted to tell that amazing story and sing those incredible songs. Fast forward a few decades and I was playing Marius to Hugh's Jean Valjean."