Reviews

Pygmalion with Black Box Studios

"Professor Henry Higgins (Michael Gardiner) is, by turns, eccentric to the point of bizarre, rude bordering on vulgar, and tone-deaf, quite devoid of social graces (and proud of it) and oblivious to the nuances of any social situation. He seems to be in constant motion, even when he is sitting still. In short, he is the breathtaking heart of the show."

 

-Susan Rosenbluth, Jewish Voice and Opinion

Hamlet with Hudson Theatre Works

"As Hamlet lays dying in his arms, the full weight of Mr. Gardiner's performance takes hold...here we have a fully embodied character who brings history and loyalty forward and it adds a particular gravitas to the end of the play."

 

-Open Box Arts Blog

Hand to God with Black Box Studios

"Michael Gardiner portrays Jason and the menacing puppet Tyrone brilliantly as he is forced to jump back and forth between the two characters during scenes within seconds. His intense tennis match of depicting the naïve and heartbroken Jason, to the sadistic, foul mouthed puppet, Tyrone is impressively seamless."

 

-Gina Zenyuch, Broadwayworld.com

Romeo & Juliet

"...with background guitar music, the performers bring humor, enthusiasm, vibrancy, bawdiness, tenderness, and athleticism to a tale of star-crossed lovers...the lighting sound and scenery enhance to collaborative effort."

-Bill Orr, Teaneck Today

Othello

"Particularly strong performance from...Michael Gardiner (Iago)..."

-Bill Orr, Teaneck Today

Bad Jews

"Gardiner's quietness brings appropriate gravitas."

-Adam Cohen, Broadwayworld.com

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