Brandon Victor Dixon Quotes.
We welcome Donald Trump at ‘Hamilton,’ absolutely.
There’s nothing wrong with being honest about what you are.
Whether or not your candidate wins, the crucial importance is the integrity of our voting system. You have to engage in the process in order to change it.
I got to meet Colm Wilkinson once, and I was ecstatic.
The time for frivolous entertainment has passed. You can be entertained while at the same time learning from and growing with the people around you.
Oh, yeah – ‘The Good Wife’ was a lot of fun to do. It was a short scene I did, but Josh Charles was very nice, and Julianna Margulies was so sweet. We had a very good time.
My love for The Four Tops cannot be expressed greatly enough.
As artists, our job is to communicate thoughts and tell stories.
Every experience I’ve had with ‘Power’ has been so great, so to become a series regular was fantastic.
I grew up as a Christian, and one of the many things in Christian mythology that did not dovetail with real life is that human beings are not monochromatic in their being.
Telling diverse stories is at the heart of our culture.
I don’t think in a box. I think in a sphere.
The biggest thing Motown did was change our social fabric: the way we interacted with each other as human beings.
I love theater. You can’t replicate the live format.
I always thought from my knowledge of London theater and the audiences here that they would appreciate a truly genius piece of theatrical work.
I’m an artist – I’m an actor – so when I’m looking for something, I’m looking for stories.
I grew up in the Episcopal Church, went to private school in that church, went to chapel every day.
We need to encourage people to speak up, to speak out, because the more people who participate in our democracy, the more our democracy grows.
If people are coming to ‘Hamilton’ to leave their politics behind, you came to the wrong show.
I work in musical theater because people keep writing quality stories in the genre, and I’m really all about investing in a piece that says something about our current time, that is, a reflection on who we are today.
My hero is Michael Jackson. Was and continues to be. He’s amazing. When I was growing up, it was the time of ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad.’ I’d come home from school and put on the vinyls. I’d put on a white V-neck T-shirt and roll back the carpet and dance for hours. I’d moonwalk and do the spins.
I know a lot of people say, ‘You’re an athlete or actor… and you shouldn’t speak up.’ I think that makes no sense. No matter who you are, no matter what you do in the country, you’re a part of our democracy, and if you have a voice, you need to use it.
That’s the kind of work I like to do: challenging work that has a message.
I’m an activist and advocate. I have empathy. It is hard to ignore causes.
Berry Gordy is a music legend, and we all know that, but I don’t think Berry gets enough credit for his involvement with the civil rights movement.
Nothing surprises me about Berry Gordy.
My introduction to Motown was through The Jackson Five and Michael Jackson. Michael’s been my greatest creative inspiration, so that’s how I really became familiar with Motown as a whole, and as I got older, I learned far more about the other groups.
I was a fan of ‘Power’ before I was working on the show, so I’m excited by every script that comes into my hands.
It is relatively impossible for people to have clear perspectives on themselves when they’re in the midst of them, and often harder to recollect after the times, eras, and situations themselves have passed.
Everyone you talk to in the world, whether they know it or not, because the catalog is so vast, a lot of times people have favorite songs that are Motown songs that they didn’t even know were Motown songs.
My business partner Warren Adams and I formed our company WalkRunFly as part of what felt like a logical progression: if you want to execute things to your satisfaction, then you want to have as much control as you can. That leads to helping create work for others, not just yourself.
‘Hamilton’ and ‘Shuffle Along’ are closely connected because the ensembles are all friends, and they both deal with historical figures and the impact they’ve made on American life.
People talking about making America great again? America’s never been great. The greatness of America is in its pursuit of greatness.
Art is meant to bring people together. It’s meant to raise consciousness.
I have a wide range of influences – I mean, first of all, I am a big, big fan of old soul music. Then, there’s people like Donny Hathaway, Elton John… a diverse array of music.
I’m a very philanthropically oriented individual. There are a lot of causes that I support, and I’m a big fan of advocacy.
I really only knew the name Berry Gordy growing up, but I didn’t know what he looked like or anything about him.
Gymnastics is my favorite Olympic sport, hands-down.
I very rarely go back to do shows again. I’m done once I’ve learned the lessons I need to learn.
I feel like the more we speak for and support others, the less we’ll have to worry about speaking for and supporting ourselves.
Coming out in a bedazzled tank top and silver jeans and singing ‘Superstar’ with a 36-piece band and 28 dancers around me is one of the dopest things I’ve ever had the opportunity to do.