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It’s not a hard formula: you just have to eat right, drink a lot of water, get a lot of sleep. I live like a monk — I go home, read a lot. And I work out — about six weeks before a stage show. In my head, it’s like I’m going into Olympic training. I don’t like to miss shows, I like to be healthy. I mean, you can go out, you can party, and you’d probably just about get through the show, but one of the worst feelings in the world for me is being onstage in front of people, and even if they don’t know different because they’ve never seen it before, if I feel like I’m not giving 100 percent I’m mortified with myself. Maybe that’s just my obsessive perfectionist brain, but I really don’t like to just shuffle through things. - Aaron Tveit for The Times, 2014