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Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne David Jackson is an American actor and singer. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other stage roles, as well as film and television roles, concert singing, and music recordings.

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Unfortunately, I suffer from insomnia, so my bedtime is as soon as I start to feel the least bit sleepy.
I always wanted to be on a great TV show and in a Broadway show and have a CD out, and the fact that they happened simultaneously is kind of an embarrassment of riches.
I think having a dog makes you more compassionate. — © Cheyenne Jackson
I think having a dog makes you more compassionate.
I'm a New Yorker; my oven is used for storage.
'30 Rock' is the holy grail of comedy in my opinion.
I'm a Broadway baby, through and through. It's my first love, and it's what brought me to New York in the first place.
The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways for today's LGBTQ youth.
Believe it or not, my best meal is to go to the store and buy a DiGiorno pizza, come home, add some fresh Parmesan cheese, and just hang with my family!
I don't like to watch myself. I can't get into the story; I'm too critical.
I'd love for people to accept me just as me, but I know that I generate a strong response; I always have - my name, my looks, my size.
People either love me or they think I'm obnoxious. I get that.
Theater dressing rooms are my home away from home - my second home, really.
I'd love to be able to be invisible, because I like to eavesdrop. — © Cheyenne Jackson
I'd love to be able to be invisible, because I like to eavesdrop.
I have insomnia, and it's hard for me to sit still for a long time. My mind is always "tick, tick, tick."
I really like the melody "Red Wine Is Good For My Heart" and people respond to it. I decided to put it on the album.
I understand why the gay community wants to embrace actors who are out. People want to be represented.
The more it happens, the easier it is for others, although I do understand why some actors choose not to come out. I have several famous friends who are still in the closet.
Joan Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins - that was my mom's era.
It was so much fun to have my very first TV (performance) be the holy grail of comedy, in my opinion. I was the guy from CHiPs and then I was Grizzly Adams. It was hysterical. We got to make out. It was really crazy, fun television.
I was a 12 year old kid in Northern Idaho listening to Billie Holiday and Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole. This whole genre of music is a part of who I am.
I've always loved Elton John and that is one of my favorite songs by him and Bernie (Taupin). The American songbook is ever-expanding and I feel like it works well with what I was trying to say.
I came upon Diana Krall's jazz arrangement of "A Case of You" several years back. I've always wanted to pay homage to both her version and Joni's, and by proxy, my mom. She's the one that introduced me to that music.
A few years ago, when I was writing songs for my first album, I was staying with Michael Feinstein as I often did. I was working on a pilot. My grandma was very sick at the time. She died of complications from alcoholism. She always used to say [in his grandma's voice], "Red wine is good for my heart. That's what my doctor said." And we'd say, "Yeah, but not for breakfast." Unfortunately, it was the thing that killed her. I felt inspired to write a song about her and what that meant for her life and for all of us. I was writing it in Michael's house.
I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell's version of "A Case of You." My mom was a huge Joni Mitchell fan.
You sing songs hundreds of times over and over, but certain ones just morph and naturally, as you age and get life experience, take on a different form as well. When I was looking at songs for the album, I thought, "Which are the ones that connect with me the most? What do I think would work in album form?" Almost all of them I've done in shows.
People don't expect me to have a weird sense of humor, but I do. I'm very eccentric.
People may have said, "The dude's gay; how are we going to market this?" But it's not an issue for me, because being out is very freeing. — © Cheyenne Jackson
People may have said, "The dude's gay; how are we going to market this?" But it's not an issue for me, because being out is very freeing.
Michael, from 'Six Dance Lessons...' He was somebody who had a lot of self-loathing; being a gay man who lost his family and felt ostracized. It was an interesting character to play. He was so bitter and jaded about life. Even though I'm not like that personally, everybody has a side of themselves that tends to look at the negative side of things. He was an interesting character to play.
Initially, in starting to pick the songs for the live show, it was really a matter of picking songs that I loved over the years. As far as the album goes, it happened very naturally.
Nobody is ever just a straight up protagonist or antagonist - everybody's morally ambiguous.
I love Jane [Krakowski]. Jane's been a dear friend for maybe a dozen years. We've worked together on many shows and concerts and readings. We did 'Damn Yankees' together and then we did 'Xanadu.' Jane did all the workshops of 'Xanadu' before it moved to Broadway. She's hysterical and our voices blended. We had a similar sensibility.
I think God has a plan for all of us, and even if that plan includes Hell, its still a plan.
I have huge legs, and I never show them - not because of false modesty, I'm just not comfortable.
People know if you've got the goods, if you're easy to work with, and if you can get the job done.
Looking at the original lyrics [of "A Song For You" ] as I was preparing it, I thought, "Wow! I feel like it was written for me." That's what a great song does. You don't have to do a lot of homework. You can just say the words and it springs to life.
You've just got to focus on what you have to do.
My very first tattoo was for my dog, Zora, who died in my arms in New York. Right where her heart stopped beating I got a "Z". — © Cheyenne Jackson
My very first tattoo was for my dog, Zora, who died in my arms in New York. Right where her heart stopped beating I got a "Z".
I'm definitely drawn to things that are new, so something specifically for me would have been fun.
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