An amazing #tbt to our second annual @fylfoundation gala dinner where we raised over 500k again for arts education. I am so grateful to @davemalloy, @rchavkin and my supportive brilliant cast of @greatcometbway for coming and singing with me....To the extraordinary @drdimenna and @saraharison for co-chairing and helping make our night such a success...to our honoree of the evening, the inimitable legendary artist Chuck Close who spoke so beautifully about his own arts ed upbringing and how it saved him...and of course to the artists I admire and look up to who graced our stage: @joshuabellmusic, Brian Stokes Mitchell, @idinamenzel (who basically changed the lives of the kids from @newarts_newtown by singing Let It Go with them. Their faces: 😃) and @realrichardkind for being such a fun auctioneer. Not to mention guests like @jason_mraz, @realalfrewoodard and my whole family. My brother @mr_groboto also made an incredible short film doc of the NYC programs we're helping. Link to that is in the bio, check it out. Also thanks to Ross Halleck of @halleckvineyard for helping me craft a special Find Your Light wine! Can't wait until next year and thanks all who have supported FYL in 2017!!!
Happy Father's Day to this hep cat. The best. My musicality and silly dad joke humor are all his. I did not get his math skills.
This one. I may be biased but I'm saying it. There is no more innovative director working in theater today. A true pioneer. What a gift it has been to work with @rchavkin and to call her my friend.
Thanks @sardisnyc for this great honor!! It means so much to be on your wall. I now feel like my marriage to Broadway is official! I can't thank this @greatcometbway family enough for coming to celebrate with me today. So much love.
Dog day afternoon!! (📷 @lysi_ )
#tbt real life Evan Hansen. #whowearsshortshorts
I'm squinting because his star wattage is so bright. The one and only @kevinspacey making the rounds before he hosts this years Tony Awards. I just love this guy. Always the nicest and tackles his craft from all sides, never afraid to take risks and have fun. Honored to play Pierre for him. Just hoping he doesn't spoof me now from the Tony stage.
Seems like just yesterday I was watching the luminous @lupitanyongo in Eclipsed and talking backstage about Broadway life and what it takes. To now have her at @greatcometbway and to perform for her was such thrill, she's the coolest.
So happy to welcome Tina, Jeff and Alice to @greatcometbway....I was happy to show Tina what I've been up to since she let me out of "The Box" in Muppets: Most Wanted. It was dark in there. So dark.
Well, today pretty much ruled them all. Thank you @thetonyawards for a spectacular nominee lunch and for my divine seat neighbor. Today was all about hugs. My favorite part of this whole award circus, congratulating the brilliant actors, directors, producers, designers who made this a season for the ages. I've been so proud to be a small part of it. Side note, whenever I've been lucky enough to sit and talk to a legend, the common denominator is this: hard work and the desire to keep learning. Bette is Bette because of the work, and the drive (and of course her unique natural brilliance). So inspiring. And the chicken wasn't half bad either.
I can think of no cooler duo that have given such pleasure to my ear canals. Thanks Ira Glass and David Byrne for coming to @greatcometbway, my face is still plastered in that expression as I type this.
What an honor to be part of this @hollywoodreporter round table with these actors I respect so much. Danny's stories off camera were even more hilarious and awesome though.
Always looking for new album cover ideas, I think something like this (but with me holding myself in the bubble duh) would be majestic thanks for the inspiration @awkwardfamilyphotos
Have I mentioned how much I love my cast? #shenanigans #improvfights #slowmotumble
What I'm really doing when I say I have plans
What a nerve wracking joy to have my friend the brilliant @reneeflemingmusic in the audience. I apologized profusely for all of Pierre's vocal growling!
This weekend I had the honor of being a groomsman for one of my best friends of 20 years (met at @interlochenarts!) @benmepstein and his beautiful bride @eeshmu. It was a ceremony filled with heart and humor and all the wonderful things they are together. Congrats you crazy kids and thanks for having the flamenco guitarist play the ninja turtles theme! #mazel