Bebe Neuwirth Quotes


Stage and film are just two wildly different animals. Why compare the two?

That was the aura of Cheers: It was special. It was more than TV; you could get people to guest on the show you couldn't normally get.

My audition song is and has been since 1977 'I Love a Piano.

Artists need to express.

I've never danced professionally as a ballet dancer but all of my training is ballet and I am a Fosse dancer.

I was not influenced by concerts as a child but I was very strongly influenced by the ballets I saw.

The first Broadway show I saw was when I was 11. I saw 'Hair.

I made jokes about kissing Murphy Brown. But if that's what cost me my job my wife will probably say "Hey asshole I told you so.

When you're a dancer who is injured you are at the bottom of the food chain. We are so replaceable.

Shakespeare feels very natural to me.

I don't see myself as a diva at all.

I've seen some very beautiful drag queens.

When I was born they put casts on my legs 'cause I had some kind of dysplasia or something. My legs were all messed up.

Anything that I do I try to make it as good as I possibly can.

I missed New York. Every break I had from the series I'd fly back to the East Coast just to get back onstage.

In New York I was always offered the hot sexy roles. But in L.A. I was offered the plain dowdy roles. It says a lot about the difference between the coasts.

I've been very fortunate in my collaborators throughout my career.

I am a very complicated person.

Creating a role is an interesting thing - each show or each situation is different.

I really loved Kelsey [Grammer]. It wasn't a romantic love but there was something about him. It's very difficult to see someone you care about having a hard time.

Certainly the life of a dancer is very difficult. The training is very hard and relentlessly grueling.

It's a blessing as an artist to express myself - whether that be via dance via song or via speech - in so many different ways.

The musical stuff I'd go up for was always funny sexy tough-as-nails heart-of-gold characters.

People make snap judgments about me that are frequently misguided.

On the rare occasions I go to the gym I prefer silence.

Part of the success of the show is that the audience sees themselves in the characters becomes the characters. The more they inhabit the characters the more they see

I'm not a performer who will come on stage and tell you everything about my life. It's just not who I am.