James Lipton

James shares why the 'Glee' episode feels so special.

on Mar 22, 20120

On the instant, the hovering clouds broke and scudded away, and somehow on that dark November night, the sun shone in the Winter Garden Theater. My tuxedo nearly burst with the elation and good will, toward everyone -- even me! -- that was surging through me.

Nowhere to Go but Up failed, as I predicted, but a lesson was learned, and I passed it on in my book, and pass it on now to illustrate the incomparable lure of our profession. That's what Glee is all about, and that's what shone like a. . .well, a star. . .on the evening Ryan and the Glee cast came to Inside the Actors Studio. It explains why I'm so fond of this episode, and why I hope you’ll watch it and enjoy it.

As we say on Broadway, break a leg!

9 comments
NGB
NGB

Where's the schedule for upcoming shows? I've totally missed the season thus far and am hoping I can catch some repeats, but I can't find the show schedule anywhere on the Bravo site. Thanks for the help; I really love this show, but don't watch television as a rule so I miss ads on TV..

RachelWells
RachelWells

Mr Lipton, May I say, that your conversations with these fine actors is simply - wonderful. I ask you sir, please.. we want ALAN RICKMAN.. thank you. Carry on.. PS) best? James Gandolfini and Al Pacino.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart

I was Facebook'ing with some friends and we were wondering if Jack Nicholson had ever been a guest. My guess is not and my further guess is they've tried to get him and he has either not responded or passed on it. Any way we can see this great American actor on the show?

Susan Wallace
Susan Wallace

I have just discovered "Inside the Actor's Studio" and James Lipton, and I am in heaven!!! I LOVE Mr. Lipton's interviewing style! I can't say enough about it. How refreshing for an interviewer to ask a question in a succinct manner then "stand aside" to let the actor speak. Wow! What a great idea! I'm so tired of an interviewer taking over an interview with his/her inane remarks. James Lipton is the NUMBER ONE interviewer of all time! As a person watching these shows I'm thrilled by his manner and format, but the actors must be over the moon not to hear the usual same idiotic questions put in condescending ways. The gaffes I've heard are unbelievable such as an interviewer saying, "What a great part you had! All you had to do is put on the makeup. You didn't even have to act." REALLY? This was said to an actor who has been acting for something like 50 years! He was gracious as always, but why should he have to endure this??? Kudos to all of them, and THANK YOU, Mr. Lipton!!!

J.Willis
J.Willis

Absolutely the best show ever. Interesting, entertaining, informative. Mr Lipton is a master as a interviewer. The best show on television. I would love to see more episodes and more commercials of upcoming shows. I look forward to watching the next episode.

ihaveaphdintv
ihaveaphdintv

I would lovelove love if he had Gene Wilder on the program. Inside the Actors Studio is One of the best show platforms ever!!!!

Leondre Hill
Leondre Hill

I'm sitting in class right now as I'm typing, and my teacher just showed me this program. From what i see it's a very interesting program and I'm planning on becoming a famous actor when i graduate high school, so this would be the perfect place for me! :)

LKPB
LKPB

I have not yet seen The cast of Glee on Actor's Studio, but look forward to viewing it very much. I grew up in a small white bread town in the Midwest. Child of a musician father. Artist in every sense of the word. Glee has been a delight to view. I relive my childhood through the talented and colorful cast. At 52 I am finally ready to succumb to my quirky, artsy, musical and dramatic cells that have been waiting for their chance to emerge. Sorry children... tell it to your therapists. Thank you, James Lipton I am a huge fan of your work. Sincerely, L

Timothy Fitzgerald
Timothy Fitzgerald

I love "Inside the Actor's Studio," however, I am curious as to know why James Lipton hasn't talked to Actor's Studio alum and acting great Gene Wilder.