The actor made a name for himself in hit TV shows including 24, Heroes and American Horror Story, as well as Spock in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, but he has always longed to be a Broadway performer. Quinto is now making his debut on the Great White Way in a revival of Tennessee Williams classic play The Glass Menagerie, and he admits he would give up film if he could work solely onstage. He tells the Associated Press, It (Hollywood) was always a means to an end to me. I always felt like I wanted to be in L.A. so that I could come back here (to New York) and do theater and now Im making good on that promise to myself I didnt want to come in, swoop in with my name above the title of the play like I was some Hollywood entity. Ive been doing theater since I was 10. Theatres my jam. Its my life, ultimately. If I could make a living just doing theatre, I feel like I really might. The 36-year-old is determined to soak up every moment of living and working in the Big Apple: I was walking to work today. Ive been walking the past few days because its so beautiful out, so I walk from downtown. And I was like, This is my life living in Manhattan, a dream Ive always had, and Im walking to my theater on Broadway to do Tennessee Williams. Its not lost on me.
Zachary Quinto: ‘I would quit Hollywood for theater career’
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