‘American Horror Story’ Zachary Quinto Returns to The Stage in ‘Smokefall: Talks Theater Focus

By James Knight on Jan 30, 2016 04:44 PM EST

Heroes, American Horror Story: Murder House & Asylum, and the 2009 Star Trek reboot. Zachary Quinto was (and still is) well on track to become of the biggest stars of both film and TV. However, Quinto has made the decision to stick a little closer to the stage. Starting off, off-Broadway in Angels in America Quinto made his Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of the classic Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie as Tom. Quinto is currently gearing up for another stint off-Broadway in Noah Haidle’s Smokefall. Now Quinto is opening up about why he left the small and silver screens for the Great White Way.

Recently, Zachary Quinto opened up to Playbill about why he hasn't been as prominent on the small screen as he used to be:

"I made a promise to myself about five years ago that I would do more theatre. That I would do a play at least every other season; I've been working to keep that promise. Coming back to the place that feels the most familiar and where I feel most connected is something that I really wanted to create time for. I'd lived in L.A. for a long time and done a lot of film and television, but theatre is where I come from and how I started. I went away from it to achieve other goals; I'm really fortunate and grateful that I was able to achieve a lot of them."

Like any good stage actor Quinto knows how amazing it can be to perform in front of a live audience:

"[Theatre] is rewarding in a way that film and television just simply can't be. Theatre is ultimately -- of the those three forms of expression -- the one in which the actor gets to tell the story from beginning, to middle, to end and be responsible for the audience's experience."

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