PC: Do you find it to be thrilling or somewhat daunting to represent the modern Broadway superstar to an international audience as you do?Glee is a cultural lynch pin, after all.
LM: [Laughs.] Aww, well… I owe so much to my Broadway background and the Broadway community really structured me and gave me such an incredible education and support system growing up, you know?
PC: It helped make you the star - and actor - you are.
LM: Yeah - I don’t think I could do what I am doing now without coming from where I come from. I mean, especially working on a television show like GLEE, it can be quite demanding!
PC: You can say that again!
LM: And, just the stresses in this business in general! So, I think coming from the background that I come from is just the best preparation… I think if anything could have prepared me for this, I think that my Broadway background was the best way.
PC: Are you going to be checking out the new LES MISERABLES revival, having been a star of the show yourself on Broadway once or twice upon a time?
LM: Well, I mean, isn’t this like the 9th revival?! [Laughs.]
PC: You famously performed “I Dreamed A Dream” with Idina Menzelon the series before even the movie became a hit, of course.
LM: Well, I think that Glee has done such a great job in general of opening up people to Broadway music. You know, it’s funny you mention this, because something so hilarious happened on the set the other day when we were singing “No One Is Alone”…
PC: From INTO THE WOODS.
LM: Of course. And, yeah: so, me, Chris [Colfer] and Darren [Criss] obviously knew every word, and, Chord [Overstreet], who was with us, was just like, “What is this song?!” [Laughs.]