If Zachary Quinto had his way, he would be doing more theater and less television and movies.
The actor, currently performing in The Glass Menagerie, loves both theater and New York.
“It (Hollywood) was always a means to an end to me,” Quinto said. “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 I’m making good on that promise to myself.”
In spite of his success in Hollywood, Quinto is not big-headed, and feels that he has paid his theater dues. “I didn’t want to come in, swoop in with my name above the title of the play like I was some Hollywood entity,” he said. “I’ve been doing theatre since I was ten. Theatre’s my jam. It’s my life, ultimately. If I could make a living just doing theatre, I feel like I really might.”
The actor is enjoying his work in The Glass Menagerie, and working in New York City is just icing on the cake. “I was walking to work today,” he said. “I’ve been walking the past few days because it’s so beautiful out, so I walk from downtown. And I was like, ‘This is my life’ – living in Manhattan, a dream I’ve always had, and I’m walking to my theatre on Broadway to do Tennessee Williams. It’s not lost on me. I really am humbled by it often. I feel really grateful.”