The Glee star portrays playwright J.M. Barrie in the Peter Pan origins story and is front and centre for the majority of the three-hour show, so he has resorted to using pen and paper once offstage to communicate - and that includes with his wife Renee Puente, who he married last year (14).

He tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, "This is a marathon for me, this particular role. I don't talk when I go home. My wife and I have little cue cards and stuff. It's a pretty taxing role."