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Michael Padgett

 
Bio:
REVIEWS FOR MICHAEL PADGETT JEKYLL & HYDE "He is a silver-throated singer who masters Dr. Jekyll’s emotional burden as well as Mr. Hyde’s demonic physicality. In short, he is a powerhouse of a performer." -Bob Abelman, Cleveland Jewish News, 8/1/14 "It is on his shoulders that the show ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
REVIEWS FOR MICHAEL PADGETT JEKYLL & HYDE "He is a silver-throated singer who masters Dr. Jekyll’s emotional burden as well as Mr. Hyde’s demonic physicality. In short, he is a powerhouse of a performer." -Bob Abelman, Cleveland Jewish News, 8/1/14 "It is on his shoulders that the show ... (read complete bio)

 

Michael Padgett Biography

REVIEWS FOR MICHAEL PADGETT

JEKYLL & HYDE
"He is a silver-throated singer who masters Dr. Jekyll’s emotional burden as well as Mr. Hyde’s demonic physicality. In short, he is a powerhouse of a performer."
-Bob Abelman, Cleveland Jewish News, 8/1/14

"It is on his shoulders that the show rests and he carries it with style. He is a true professional... His fine tenor voice fills the hall and there is no doubt when he is Dr. Jekyll and when the change to Mr. Hyde is made."
-Mark Horning, Cleveland Examiner, 8/2/14

"Padgett impressively pulls double duty as proper Henry and promiscuous Edward, effectively switching between the contrasting personas without benefit of costume or makeup changes."
-In The Land of Cleve

"Padgett as Jekyll/Hyde is fantastic. Firing on all cylinders, this artist creates an accessible Jekyll, showing his humanity, and then slowly, the vulnerability as he pursues his objective. With soaring vocals, he commands “This Is The Moment”, with show stopping resilience, counters with illuminated darkness on Hyde’s dramatic “Alive”, and is eerily monstrous in the tender “Sympathy, Tenderness.” This is a well textured and beautiful performance. ... in “Dangerous Game”, I had to remind myself I wasn’t watching pay-per-view. Riveting, provocative, and beautifully executed."
-Kevin Joseph Kelly, Tpography

"Michael Padgett ... is devilishly charismatic. Even in his quieter moments..., he exudes a vibrant energy. His voice skyrockets and stops the show during 'This Is The Moment' and wows us during 'The Transformation.'"
-Bill Moloney
Sullivan County Democrat, 7/15/11

"There are actors who can sing, and there are singers who can act.
And then there is Michael Padgett." -Marcus Kalipolites
Times Herald-Record, 7/15/11

SHERIFF FILE (110 IN THE SHADE)
"Michael Padgett, long, lean and laconic in the Timothy Olyphant mode, boasts a sinewy baritone that convinces us he merits Lizzie’s affections. His big ballad, “A Man and a Woman,” has you wondering why the song wasn’t a hit back in 1963."
-Larry Collins, News-Leader.com

EL GALLO (THE FANTASTICKS)
" His strong, deep voice beautifully fills the small venue...Michael Padgett's El Gallo truly carries the show with his deep, booming voice and dominating stage presence
-Sabrina C. Daly
DC TheatreScene, 8/3/10

"In Mr. Padgett's hands, El Gallo was a vibrant, swashbuckling lothario with a heart of gold and a deep, rich soothing voice. Of special note were his renditions of the classic opener "Try to Remember" and several duets."
-Theresa Winslow HometownAnnapolis.com, 12/17/08

"Michael Padgett is a powerful Narrator and antagonist El Gallo, displaying a rich baritone that gets the evening off to a great start in his warm singing of "Try to Remember," and he also moves well in mock duels and in dance. His matinee idol looks don't hurt either, intensifying the effect of his eye contact with the audience."
-Mary Johnson, Baltimore Sun, 12/18/08

" Physically he dominates the stage (he is very tall!). Clad all in black, he brings Clint Eastwood overtones to his stage persona. His singing is powerful, and his final monologue ... is unexpectedly poignant."
-Grace Hill
Bay Weekly, Vol. 17 Issue 52,
12/26/08-1/1/09

"Padgett is particularly amazing. The difference between someone reciting poetry and someone actually interpreting the poetry can be huge. The same can be said for Padgetts interpretation. I have seen dozens of performances including two at the original Sullivan Street Playhouse and I can barely remember as astounding a performance as Padgetts. He truly makes the audience understand the meaning behind the pretty poetry that the narrator uses to frame the scenes. Add in his wonderful baritone voice that just rolls through this music and
it is one of the best performances of this role I have ever seen."
-Ted Ying
DC Theatre Scene, 12/31/08






Michael Padgett News

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present A COMEDY OF TENORS Photo Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present A COMEDY OF TENORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

Bristol Riverside Theatre (120 Radcliffe Street) will bring the laughter to Bucks County with a hilarious follow-up to Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor. One hotel suite, three tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans.

Food Of Love Announces TWELFTH NIGHT: WELCOME TO OUR TABLE Photo Food Of Love Announces TWELFTH NIGHT: WELCOME TO OUR TABLE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2020

Play on! Food of Love, the force behind the Drama Desk Award-nominated productions of Shake & Bake: Love's Labour's Lost and Midsummer: A Banquet, will present one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies with a virtual twist and their signature culinary flare.  Shipwrecks, mistaken identities, and mouth-watering desserts are delivered directly to your kitchen in this immersive livestream benefitting the Food Bank For New York City!

Full Cast Announced For The Show Must Go Online's Livestreamed Reading Of THE HISTORY Photo Full Cast Announced For The Show Must Go Online's Livestreamed Reading Of THE HISTORY OF HENRY V
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2020

The Show Must Go Online today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's The History of Henry V.

CAMP MORNING WOOD is Heading to The Green Room 42 For a One Night Only Concert Photo CAMP MORNING WOOD is Heading to The Green Room 42 For a One Night Only Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2020

This summer's hit off-Broadway musical, Camp Morning Wood, A Very Naked Musical, is back on stage for a special one-night-only concert presentation at The Green Room 42, (570 Tenth Avenue inside YOTEL, NYC). Tickets are $25-$55 and can be purchased at www.TheGreenRoom42.com.

Penobscot Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA! Photo Penobscot Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019

Penobscot Theatre Company, the nation's Northeastern-most professional year-round theatre company, closes its 45th Season with the international smash hit, MAMMA MIA!, dazzling audiences from June 13 - July 14. Let's get this party started!

MAMMA MIA Comes to Penobscot Theatre Company This July! Photo MAMMA MIA Comes to Penobscot Theatre Company This July!
by Alan Henry - Apr 30, 2019

The smash hit musical MAMMA MIA will play at Penobscot Theatre Company from June 13 to July 14 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances.

MAMMA MIA Tickets On Sale Soon At Penobscot Theatre Company Photo MAMMA MIA Tickets On Sale Soon At Penobscot Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019

Tickets to Penobscot Theatre Company's production of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA will go on sale to the general public, April 22, 2019. The Broadway musical will run from June 13 to July 14 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances. 'MAMMA MIA is the perfect kickoff to summer,' said Bari Newport, producing artistic director. 'Nothing says sunshine and beaches more than a Greek Island! And a little disco never hurts, either.'    

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at North Shore Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Sep 27, 2018

Jekyll & Hyde opened last night at North Shore Music theatre (NSMT) to yet another standing ovation and thunderous applause. Overall the evening was a winner.

Full Cast Announced For North Shore Music Theatre's Upcoming Production Of JEKYLL & H Photo Full Cast Announced For North Shore Music Theatre's Upcoming Production Of JEKYLL & HYDE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2018

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced recording artists, Broadway veterans, and 'American Idol' finalists Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of their upcoming production of Jekyll & Hyde (September 25 - October7), under the direction of Broadway's original Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli.

New London Barn Playhouse Announces Disney's NEWSIES Photo New London Barn Playhouse Announces Disney's NEWSIES
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2018

Leave those dancing feet on 42nd street behind as the New London Barn Playhouse invites you to watch what happens when the 86th Summer Season takes us to the old Bowery to meet the kings of New York with the smash Disney musical Newsies, running August 8 - August 19, 7:30PM with Wednesday and Friday matinee performances at 2:00PM and Sunday performances at 5:00PM.

Michael Padgett Videos

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from GHOSTLIGHT at 54 Below - Jenna Leigh Green, Mandy Gonzalez and More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2014

Ghostlight, the Musical by Tim Realbuto and Matthew Martin, presented a concert a 54 Below on Thursday, March 6th, 2014. Ghostlight premiered at The New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2011 and is slated for a fall workshop before an out-of-town tryout. Click below to watch some of the performances from the concert!

BWW TV: Leslie Kritzer Previews NYMF's LETTER TO HARVEY MILK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2012

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, a new musical which was a finalist in this year's prestigious Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater, is one of 10 musical plays being presented by the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project (NYMF), which starts on July 9th. The musical is based on the short story, 'A Letter To Harvey Milk' by Lesléa Newman. Today, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted a press preview day, sampling its offerings this year, and on hand to preview MILK was the show's star, Leslie Kritzer (Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair Legally Blonde). Click below to hear Kritzer perform the title song from the exciting new show!