I love Black History Month and celebrating my ancestral roots, but not just my blackness, which is so beautiful. But my Tahitian and my Italian - everything that makes me, me.
I can close my eyes and start walking through 'Hamilton' at any given time, and I'll tear up because I remember day in and day out, eight shows a week, walking on stage, seeing everybody that I love.
Ballroom is its own entity, its own sport. And I have the most respect for what the pros do.
I love my home state and my hometown. I'm so grateful to Birmingham and Alabama for what it made me.
I can't thank Birmingham and Alabama enough for the love and support. I can't thank everyone enough for their time and love and commitment.
My upbringing in Birmingham gave me a sense of reality. I could not pick another city I would rather have grown up in. Growing up around really good, solid, godly people, it helped me to find those kind of great people in L.A., too, which can be hard for some people.
When I was 13, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue television and film roles. I booked shows like 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager,' 'Liv and Maddie,' and 'Teen Wolf.'
When 'Rent: Live' was announced, I bugged everybody. The creatives, Fox, the producers, my team - I have to be Mark Cohen. It almost got to a laughable point for me. I was like, 'I have to be Mark Cohen.'
I started playing on my grandmother's organ at a really young age. I learned 'Chopsticks' and that kind of thing, but I didn't really start picking it up and start taking it super seriously until I was probably about 13, 14.
'Grease Live!' was... it was a chore! It was interesting: one of, if not the most, magical television experience I've had in my career, where the people are concerned.
What I learned growing up in Red Mountain Theatre Company is real power and time management and how to represent myself well. How to show up earlier and stay later. Red Mountain Theatre Company, in my opinion, is the most incredible theater conservatory in the world.
I take constructive criticism really well.
My life is such that I can delegate with love.
I find success to be being able to do what you love and provide for your family by doing what you love.
When you're on Broadway, what's kind of the whole point is that you find something new in the show each night.
I grew up dreaming of being on Broadway and being able to do that - and 'Hamilton' - was awesome, and it was the hardest thing for the first few weeks, and then it was the easiest thing.
I like people to be honest and transparent. It bothers me when people feel the need to embellish stories to make themselves look better.
There are over 400 parks in all 50 states that represent our country and that are enriched with stories that tell about how our country became what it is today. There is a lot of history frozen in these places.
My favorite movie would have to be 'Love Actually.'
I've always been a huge, huge gamer in general, and I definitely grew up with all Nintendo products, and the Super Mario franchise has been a franchise that has shaped culture.