"I told Jack that I need so much and I can't sing! And Jack said, 'The play doesn't say that your character can sing. It says he DOES sing. It doesn't say he sings well. So get out there and sing that f**king song!' Jack gave me so much confidence that by the time I got to the theatre, I was ready to win the f**king Nobel Prize!" Ethan Hawke turned to Tony-winning director JACK O BRIEN to calm his nerves ahead of his 2009 performance in New York's The Winter's Tale.