"Craig and Neil have become very dear friends of mine, and they allowed me to be in “How to Succeed,” so I wanted to sing a song from that show, but I wanted to sing something that I didn’t get a chance to sing when I was in that show. The first time I ever got introduced to that musical, fifteen some odd years ago, I heard this song and said, “That’s great! Such a bummer I’ll never be able to sing it, though, because it’s a girl’s song.” and a very popular one at that.’
I didn’t know that fifteen years later I would be on a television show that, where pronouns didn’t really matter, and I could sing all kinds of female or male songs, it didn’t really matter. And I think it’s very apropos of the time that we’re in and very, um, sort of serendipitous of the political climate that we’re in right now, sort of socio-politically, and I think this song has a lot of lovely meaning for, I think, a lot of things that we stand for."
— Darren Criss introduces “Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm” at the 2012 Outfest Legacy Awards. [source
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