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Here are some comments from local critics about Kevin's outstanding performances.
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Death Takes A Holiday (Roundabout Theatre Company) - June 10 - Sept 4, 2011
 
  • "Kevin Earley (Prince Nikolai Sirki/Death) quietly sneaks into the picture and sweeps you off your feet. His flawless vocals packed a punch and quite literally blew the roof off the house. Of note, Mr. Earley stepped into the role shortly after the original lead, Julian Ovenden, stepped out due to an ongoing throat illness. The very fortuitous Mr. Earley played the opening night and has done so every night since." -- DOUG MARINO, Nearsay.Com
  • "Playing Death is replacement Kevin Earley, who is a star in the making. His comedic timing, rich vocals, and handsome good looks make not just Grazia, but anyone who watches this performance, fall in love with him. I look forward to what he does next." -- SUZANNA BOWLING, Times Square Chronicals
 
Anything Goes (Musical Theatre West) - July 8th - 23rd, 2006
 
  • "Earley doesn't take the proceedings too seriously, pretty much sailing through the whole thing on charm. He takes over vocally on his one solo, "Easy to Love," with his baritone sounding so strong you wonder whether someone unnecessarily turned up his mic." -- SHARON PERLMUTTER, Talkin' Broadway.Com

  • "Kevin Earley has a field day playing love-struck stowaway Billy Crocker. He's an expert farceur, and his magnificent singing voice is wonderfully suited to this score." -- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West

  • "... Earley's boyish Billy, whose ability to find nuance in musical shorthand remains rarefied. His lush baritone is in heavenly estate, and he manages some neat Fred-and-Ginger maneuvers with Fahn's appealing ingénue." -- DAVID C NICHOLS, LA Times

  • "Earley, who just finished playing the lead in "Johnny Guitar" at the La Mirada Theater, has an incredible voice. Add that to some boyish charm and nice timing and you get a great Billy Crocker." -- ALESSANDRA DJURKLOU, Press Telegram
 
Johnny Guitar (La Mirada) - June 2nd - 18th, 2006
 
  • "(Earley)...boasts a voice to which John Raitt might tip his hat." -- CHARLOTTE STOUDT, LA Times

  • "...the strongest asset of Joel Higgins' West Coast premiere staging is Kevin Earley's inspired scenery-chewing. As the titular character, a guitar-strumming Clint Eastwood clone, Earley matches the soaring splendor of his voice with a hilariously goofy parody of the genre's narcissistic macho archetype. When he caps off the sidesplitting "Tell Me a Lie" by baring a little flesh, he garners the evening's longest sustained belly laugh." -- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West
 
I Love A Piano (Musical Theatre West) - April 22nd - May 7th, 2006
 
  • "It's immensely satisfying to see Kevin Earley spread his comedic wings. He lets his hair down to delightful effect here, making the most of Roderick's lighthearted concepts. And that magnificent baritone voice sounds resplendent when he lets loose on "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and other soaring Berlin ballads." -- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West

  • "Earley is called upon time and again for his expressive lead tenor vocals, repeatedly answering the call." -- ERIC MARCHESE, OC Register

  • "As George, Kevin Earley has never been better..." -- DAVID C NICHOLS, LA Times

  • "The three guys (Stephen Breithaupt, Kevin Earley and Dan Pacheco) and three gals (Julie Dixon Jackson, Kathi Gillmore and Jill Townsend) demonstrate astonishing performance skills, both physically and vocally." -- SHIRLE GOTTLIEB, Press Telegram
 
It Came From Beyond (Write Act Theatre) - January 7th - February 25th, 2006
 
  • "Kevin Earley gains our sympathy in the dual role of Harold (the nerd) and The Professor (the comic book character who fights the aliens).  Earley, whose Broadway credits include feature roles in “Les Miserables” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” is especially impressive when switching demeanors from the insecure, put-upon Harold to the commanding and heroic Professor." -- ALAN RUSKIN, LA Splash Magazine
  • "...the actors all have opportunities to shine, especially the winning Earley, whose rendition of "Find a Hero" is a showstopper." -- F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, LA Times
  • "Among the pluses are... ... the golden tones emanating from the vocally gifted Earley, who plays the hapless hero as well as a mad-scientist professor." -- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West
 
It Came From Beyond (45th Street Theatre) - September 15 - 24, 2005
 
  • "The cast all sing and perform exceptionally: Earley nails the 11 o'clock number “Find a Hero” -- CHARLES BATTERSBY, NYTheatre.Com
 
Best of Broadway Concert (Ford Amphitheatre) - July 30, 2005
 
  • "Kevin Earley was peerless performing "Funny" and "You're Nothing Without Me" from "City of Angels," a vehicle slated for Reprise's upcoming season." -- JOEL HIRSCHORN, Variety
 
Guys & Dolls (Musical Theatre West) - July 9 - 24, 2005
 
  • "... has great chemistry with Kevin Earley's clarion-voiced Sky Masterson, who builds to a galvanic "Luck Be a Lady." -- DAVID C. NICHOLS, LA Times

  • "Kevin Earley makes a dapper and likeable Sky Masterson and is in tip-top voice." -- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West
 
Applause (Reprise!) - May 10 - 22, 2005
 
  • "The cast is heavenly: the warm and vocally magnificent Kevin Earley as Margo's director/young lover..." -- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West.

  • "Kevin Earley ... plays Margo's boyfriend, director Bill Sampson, like a man shot out of the optimism cannon. He owns the production's best voice by far, a stentorian high baritone that cuts through everything, including the dross of Adams' self-consciously clever lyrics." -- PAUL HODGINS, OC Register.

  • "Kevin Earley plays Bill, the boyfriend. When Bill sings a love song to Margo, Earley is his usual wonderful self (this is his sixth show for Reprise!) and leaves audience members flipping through the program at intermission asking “Who is this guy?”..." -- SHARON PERLMUTTER, Talkin' Broadway.

  • "...a Broadway superstar who is vain and paranoid about her age, her career and her relationship with her director/boyfriend Bill Sampson (the outstanding Kevin Earley)..." -- ED KAUFMAN, The Hollywood Reporter.

  • "Nevertheless, she holds her own, offering an easy affinity with Earley's velvet-voiced Bill..." -- DAVID C. NICHOLS, LA Times.

  • "Earl(e)y, long the best voice in Reprise's stable, is boyish and virile as Bill the director..." -- EVAN HENERSON, LA Daily News.
 
Sail Away (Musical Theatre Guild) - April 11, 24, & 25, 2005
 
  • "Earley calmly underplays and, as ever, sings divinely." -- DAVID C NICHOLS, LA Times
 
My Way (La Mirada Theatre) - February 11 - 27, 2005
 
  • "... and Earley, with his velvety baritone, develop personas as the quartet's worldly wise members..." -- DARYL H. MILLER, LA Times

  • "Earley briefly captures Sinatra's inflections on "Fly Me to the Moon" and offers studied nonchalance on "One for My Baby"... He's aptly tender, though, on the gently nostalgic "Tender Trap" and "Summer Wind,"...." -- ERIC MARCHESE, OC Register.
 
A New Brain (Reprise!) - January 31, 2005
 
  • "Kevin Earley played Gordon's boyfriend, Roger, who was initially not reachable when Gordon was first rushed to the hospital. When Roger finally entered the action, Earley played him as the perfect boyfriend for Gordon - a polished, handsome, confident man, who was easily supportive and giving, naturally knowing what Gordon needed from him at any given moment. It almost seemed like Earley was playing an idealized version of Roger, as though we were seeing Roger through Gordon's needy, loving eyes. Earley also scored vocally, with a lovely “I'd Rather Be Sailing,” that he sang with a lighter, more lyrical voice than some of the more powerful work he's done with Reprise in the past." -- SHARON PERLMUTTER, Talkin' Broadway

  • "Portraying Gordon's life partner, who loves the open sea, Kevin Earley -- a brilliant singer and actor who is overdue for major stardom -- brought down the house with an enthralling version of the show's most memorable tune, "Sailing." -- JOEL HIRSCHORN, Variety
 
The Ten Commandments (Kodak Theatre) - Sept 21 - Dec 5, 2004
 
  • "As Ramses, baritone Kevin Earley sings with the power and passion of a young Tim Curry." -- CAROLEANNE SUDDERTH, Ocean Park Gazette

  • "God bless Kevin Earley (Ramses), he of magnificent voice and solid acting ability... This performer is best showcased in "The Glory of Ra," in which Ramses -- who was raised with Moses as his brother -- reveals his hunger for power. Earley's soaring voice captivates...." -- TERRI ROBERTS, Theatrermania

  • ."..He's surrounded by truly first-rate musical-theater talent. Kevin Earley's Ramses and Adam Lambert's Joshua are showstopping standouts..." -- PAUL HODGINS, OC Register

  • "The list of other Broadway stars and singers performing in this amazing extravaganza is too long to list here, but some of the most notable follow: Kevin Earley plays Ramses..." -- SERGIO MARTINEZ, SoCal.Com

  • "Kilmer's Moses simply can't match up with Kevin Earley's Ramses. Earley's transformation into a power-mad despot in the number, "Glory of Ra" is downright chilling." -- MICHAEL ORDONA, Daily Trojan

  • "Fresh from a Broadway stint in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Earley, a magnificent singer, confronts Kilmer with smoldering rage and competitiveness... It's an unequal contest, since Earley acts up a storm and Kilmer gives him nothing to play against. Earley's solo "Glory of Ra" spells out his lust for power, and he projects as much blazing heat as the vividly staged burning bush (designed by Robert W. Rang) when defying Big M and refusing to free his slaves." -- JOEL HIRSCHHORN, Variety
 
Assassins (Reprise!) - September 15, 2003
 
  • "After Kevin Earley's shattering Rutledge in Reprise's 1776, he seemed the natural choice for Assassins' disaffected Southerner, John Wilkes Booth. The choice was a good one. Earley frequently slipped into a softer, gentler version of his voice when playing Booth's calmer moments (such as in "The Gun Song"), but let out the stronger, more chill-inducing voice when Booth was more desperate. Cassidy and Earley together had a "Ballad of Booth" that was at once frightening and moving. And the pause they shared when Booth asked the Balladeer to carry on his story held the world in the balance." -- SHARON PERLMUTTER, Talking Broadway

  • "...sharing the stage with Kevin Earley as Lincoln's destroyer. Earley sings superbly, and he puts across librettist John Weidman's most important truth: These killers felt they were doing something beneficial and meaningful. Earley's protest that he's not a "common cutthroat" and his rendering of the line "Let them cry 'dirty traitor,' they will understand it later'" leads us deep into a self-justifying, twisted mind." -- JOEL HIRSCHHORN, Variety
 
My Fair Lady (Hollywood Bowl) - August 3, 2003
 
  • "Kevin Earley, a favorite romantic lead in Los Angeles, delivered in a comically nerdy turn as Eliza's secondary love interest, snorting through his dialogue scenes before turning his lustrous voice to "On the Street Where You Live," which he delivered with such power that he set the Bowl's amplification system buzzing and crackling." -- DARYL H MILLER, Los Angeles Times

  • "Kevin Earley, playing Eliza's suitor Freddy, turned in two bold readings of "On the Street Where You Live," turning the ballad into a luxuriating show-stopper." - PHIL GALLO, Variety
 
Carousel (Cabrillo Music Theatre) - March 28 - April 6, 2003
 
  • "Blessed with a powerhouse singing voice, Earley sells a particularly sympathetic Billy, illuminating the character's inner conflicts about commitment in "If I Loved You," his duet with the likewise golden-throated Holden, and summing up his fateful dilemma between morality and a dawning sense of family responsibility in a "Soliloquy" that brings down the house. Earley's appeal to women is not so much that of a bad-boy rebel, but of a little boy lost, which plays well to the almost-maternal patience (rather than torrid passion), that keeps Holden's long-suffering Julie in his corner." - PHILIP BRANDES, Los Angeles Times

  • "Kevin Earley owns the stage as Billy Bigelow, a barker at the carousel in small town New England. His rich and powerful voice rings through the large theater and his bad boy persona is gleefully expressed....... But the thought of being a parent awakens some new feelings in Billy and Earley's delivery of "Soliloquy" is a real standout in this hit and hit songfest." - ROB  STEVENS, Showmag.com

  • "Kevin Earley, who has been acting professionally since age 10, turns in a seamless performance as the troubled youth Billy Bigelow. The range of emotions he endures from the angry carousel barker to accepting the responsibility of fatherhood is a joy to watch and one that no fan of this musical should miss." - RYAN O'QUINN, Thousand Oaks Acorn

  • "Earley's voice soars and floats along with Billy's moods, and he attacks the famous "Soliloquy," an intense rumination on the implications of fatherhood, with nuanced strength." - RITA MORAN, Ventura County Star
 
City of Angels (McCallum Theatre) - February 20 - 23, 2003
 
  • "Standouts include Tami Tappan Damiano as a chanteuse-turned-prostitute; Natasha Corrigan as the missing blonde; Kevin Earley as a resplendent pop idol in white suit..." - JEFF BRITTON, The Desert Sun
 
Spitfire Grill (Laguna Playhouse) - Oct 29 - Dec 1, 2002
 
  • "...She's also deft at revealing Percy's softer side in "This Wide Woods," a poignant duo with her love interest, Gilead's local sheriff (played with boyish charm by Kevin Earley)..." - KRISTINA MANNION, Backstage West

  • "The cast couldn't be better. DeGruccio brought along two of his confederates, Cotton and Earley, from his staging of "Side Show" at Burbank's Colony Theatre, and they are again stellar..." - DON SHIRLEY, LA Times

  • "The cast deserves its accolades. Each actor invests tremendously in their respective roles no matter how narrow the dimensions of the characters. And somehow, director Nick DeGruccio managed to find a cast that has vocal chops to match the acting skills... ....Kevin Earley offers boyish charm and a smooth vocal delivery as the sheriff who finds himself growing fond of the young ex-con." -- CHRISTOPHER TRELA, OC Metro

  • "...Kevin Earley is a strong, charismatic figure as the sheriff....Other highlights include Earley's spine-chilling Forest For the Trees... " - JOEL HIRSCHHORN, Variety
 
I Sent A Letter To My Love (North Shore Music Theatre) - Sept 3 - 22, 2002
 
  • "Kevin Earley makes a smoothly sexy Jimmy..." - ELLEN PFEIFER, Boston Globe

  • "And Kevin Earley as Jimmy delivers a convincing period lilt to his signature song, Perfect Timing. "- IRIS FANGER, Boston Phoenix.com

  • "Amy's way of coping with her lack of a love life is to cling to the memory of a few brief hours with a band singer named Jimmy. Kevin Earley gives a sweet performance as the undemanding fantasy presence of Jimmy, and gets to display his remarkable singing voice, standing at an old-fashioned microphone." - SALLY APPLEGATE, TownOnline
 
Guys & Dolls (El Camino Center for the Arts) - July 20 - 28, 2002
 
  • "Kevin Earley, who recently made his mark with the Colony's hit Side Show and Reprise! Follies, confirms his emerging star status. He comes on easy, ends up strong as an ingratiating Sky Masterson. Sky looks young and vulnerable--but don't mess with masterful Masterson. Roque's clear, sweet soprano blends sublimely with Earley's velvety, lusty baritone in their thrilling duet, "I've Never Been in Love Before." Earley takes front and center with his showstopping rendition of "Luck Be a Lady."-- POLLY WARFIELD, Backstage West

  • "Earley's Sky is suave and loaded with charisma. He and Roque have legitimate chemistry and their powerful voices complement each other well on the songs "I'll Know" and "I've Never Been In Love Before." -- JEFF FAVRE, Daily Breeze

  • "Kevin Earley, as Sky Masterson, has both a superb voice and the presence of a leading man." -- JOSEPH SIROTA, Easy Reader

  • "The four principals -- Kevin Earley (Sky Masterson), Nathan Holland (Nathan Detroit), Nora Roque (Sarah Brown) and Kayleen Leone (Miss Adelaide) -- are marvelously cast and add fresh interpretations to their canonized roles. Earley and Roque have substantial chemistry as lovers, and their duet, "I've Never Been in Love Before," is a show-stopper." --- KENT STODDART, Palos Verdes Peninsula News
 
Follies (Reprise!) - June 14 - 23, 2002
 
  • "As the ghostly youthful counterparts to the two central couples, Kevin Earley, Austin Miller, Tia Riebling, and Jean Louisa Kelly hold their own against the veteran players." -- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West

  • "Along with both couples (and with most of the follies performers) are youthful and real-life shadows or ghosts of them as they were 25 years ago: young, brash and full of ideals. Jean Louisa Kelly (Young Sally), Tia Reibling (Young Phyllis), Kevin Earley (Young Ben) and Austin Miller (Young Buddy) are first-rate." -- ED KAUFMAN, Hollywood Reporter

  • "In a smart Brechtian conceit, the four aging leads are trailed throughout the show by youthful versions of their plumper, richer, more overtly neurotic older selves (well played by Jean Louisa Kelly, Tia Riebling, Kevin Earley and Austin Miller)." -- REED JOHNSON, LA Times

  • "But the brightest spots belong to newcomers Jean Louisa Kelly, Austin Miller, Tia Riebling and Kevin Earley, whose skills appear to guarantee the future of American musical theater." , LA Weekly
 
Side Show (The Colony Theatre) - Feb 2 - April 7, 2002
 
  • "As the men who discover them in the seedy freak show and eventually become their suitors, Kevin Earley and Mark W. Smith are also standouts in the roles originally created by L.A.'s own Jeff McCarthy and Hugh Panaro." -- TRAVIS MICHAEL HOLDER, Entertainment Today

  • "As the ambitious entrepreneur, Earley, a scene-stealing sensation in two recent Reprise shows, graduates to leading man with honors." --- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West

  • "Kevin Earley's fine voice excels as Terry, the ambitious business manager who can't succumb to his feelings for Daisy." --- LAURA HITCHCOCK, Curtain Up

  • "The actors playing the men in their lives aren't shabby either. Earley, who has had meaty singing roles in the past two Reprise shows at UCLA, gets plenty of opportunity to belt in "Side Show." He generates some serious heat with Jackson's Daisy in a pair of numbers Private Conversation and Tunnel of Love ." --- EVAN HENERSON, LA Daily News

  • "By contrast, Kevin Earley's Terry Connor, the impresario who's attracted to Daisy, is--despite his smooth veneer--in closer touch with his emotions. "Private Conversation" is a rich showcase for Earley's often electrifying voice. The evening's most introspective showstopper, it evolves into a sensual duet with Jackson." --- DON SHIRLEY, LA Times

  • "Earley delivers yet another dynamic performance in an amazing string of performances on local musical stages the past 12 months. His Terry is strong and forceful as well as scared at giving in to his feelings. And what a voice!" --- ROB STEVENS, Showmag.com

  • "The male leads are terrific singers, and Earley has the overall acting chops too, but they're perhaps a bit too clean-cut and boyish..." --- STEVEN OXMAN, Variety
 
The Most Happy Fella (Reprise!) - Nov 6 -18, 2001
 
  • "Jennifer Leigh Warren is a comic powerhouse as Rosabella's waitress pal Cleo, whose developing romance with the winsome vineyard worker Herman (Kevin Earley) is joyfully depicted in song and dance. Earley proves as charming here as he was forceful in Reprise's recent 1776." --- LES SPINDLE, Backstage.com

  • "Jennifer Leigh Warren is a considerable asset as fireplug Cleo, the feisty best friend, in her first number, "Ooh, My Feet" and sharing the terrific "Big D" with Kevin Earley as Herman, a laid-back charmer." --- MADELEINE SHANER, The Hollywood Reporter

  • "There's a pair of comic lovers supplanting the Tony-Rosabella-Joe triangle: Rosabella's waitress pal, Cleo (Jennifer Leigh Warren), and ranch hand Herman (Kevin Earley), both of whom hail from big D, little a double l-a-s. Warren's Cleo overworks the opening ( Ooh, My Feet ) but matches up engagingly with Earley's Herman on Big D and I Like Everybody ." --- MICHAEL PHILLIPS, LA Times

  • "The most familiar number is the 50's hit "Standing on the Corner" sung by a quartet of guys watching pretty young girls walk by. "Happy to Make Your Acquaintance," a charming duet between Tony and Amy; and "Big D," the thigh-slapping production number with Amy's friend Cleo (Jennifer Leigh Warren) and her beau Herman (Kevin Earley,) are also more mainstream numbers." --- MELINDA SCHUPMANN, Showmag.com

  • "And Kevin Earley, as the cheerful farm hand who gets two of the show's most recognizable songs ("Standing on the Corner" and "Big D") is delightfully comic and charismatic. This is Earley's second consecutive show for Reprise!, and his second captivating performance; we really have to keep an eye on this guy." --- SHARON PERLMUTTER, Talking Broadway

  • "... "Big D" turns it into a spectacular, high-kicking contender for the evening's best number. As performed by Kevin Earley (who walked away with Reprise's "1776" and nearly does the same here) and the scene-stealing Jennifer Warren, this song makes such an impact that you wish it could be repeated." --- JOEL HIRSCHHORN, Variety
 
1776 (Reprise!) - September 4 - 16, 2001
 
  • "... the acting and singing are sublime. As conservative Southerner Edward Rutledge, Kevin Earley is powerful in his ironic paean to political hypocrisy, Molasses to Rum. " --- LES SPINDLE, Backstage West

  • " Molasses to Rum, sung by South Carolina slimeball Edward Rutledge (Kevin Earley, easily the show's vocal standout)..." --- MICHAEL PHILLIPS, LA Times

  • "That disagreement leads to the musical's most dramatic episode. South Carolinian representative Edward Rutledge (Kevin Earley) squares off against Franklin, Adams and young Virginian delegate Thomas Jefferson (drafted against his will to write the Declaration of Independence) in a successful bid to remove an anti-slavery passage from the document. In "Molasses to Rum," he accuses his Northern brethren of hypocrisy for condemning slavery while reaping its economic rewards. It's a searing, angry diatribe, and it does its job - nobody dares deny the charge. Earley's delivery is magnificent and frightening - you can hear the rumbles of the conflict to come in his huge, stentorian voice." --- PAUL HODGINS, Orange County Register

  • "The opposition is led by Franklin's fellow Pennsylvanian John Dickinson (Mark Ryan) and South Carolina's Edward Rutledge (Kevin Earley), who is especially worried about Jefferson's inclinations toward abolishing slavery.... Earley's Rutledge perches on a couple of chairs while belting out the show stopper: Molasses to Rum ." --- EVAN HENERSON, LA Daily News

  • "And Kevin Earley is exceptional as South Carolina's Edward Rutledge, the main antagonist of the piece. A bright, articulate young man, Earley's Rutledge is not cowed by Adams's declamation against slavery. He instead responds with a powerful and chilling rendition of "Molasses to Rum," a brutal indictment of the North for its economic facilitation of slavery. Earley's delivery is merciless, and it brings home the full force of the dreadful bargain that had to be made in order to bring our country into existence." --- SHARON PERLMUTTER, Talking Broadway

  • "... and Adams/Franklin vs. the delegates from the Southern slave states (Kevin Earley is a standout as South Carolina delegate Edward Rutledge as he sings the ironic "Molasses to Rum")." --- ED KAUFMAN, The Hollywood Reporter

  • "Kevin Earley more than sells the 11 o'clock number Molasses to Rum ." --- LAURA HITCHCOCK, Curtain Up

  • "Kevin Earley's impassioned song mocking the Northern hypocrisy about slavery is also a evocative and rich moment in the program." --- MELINDA SCHUPMANN, Showmag.com

  • "The standout musical number in the show was "Molasses To Rum," sung by Kevin Earley. He had the strongest voice of the cast and what a magnificent number." --- RAY ENGEL, LA News Network

  • "...with a showstopper by Kevin Earley as a South Carolinian defending slavery in Molasses to Rum .", LA Weekly

  • "Exploding the finely woven, quietly compelling fabric of Peter Stone's play is Kevin Earley as Edward Rutledge of South Carolina, who refuses to sign unless an anti-slavery passage is removed. Earley is given a powerful song, "Molasses to Rum," in which he ridicules northerners on their hypocritical attitude about slavery. The song is a roaring showstopper, the only one of its kind in the score, and Earley, a potential star, goes all the way with it. The rest of the show momentarily feels subdued by comparison. Fortunately, this rousing performance appears in the second act, which has a jet-propelled pace lacking in the first." --- JOEL HIRSCHHORN, Variety
 
Carousel (CLO South Bay) - June 2001
 
  • "Any Carousel rises or falls on the performances of Julie and Billy, and Newman has been particularly fortunate in casting Patricia Ben Peterson and Kevin Earley as her two romantic leads.... But it is Earley who is the focus and the fulcrum of the production, investing his role with just the right blend of swagger and vulnerability. Vocally gifted and emotionally true, Earley is a world-class Billy, a young actor with a mature talent. It's a testament to the other performers that they manage to swim alongside Earley without getting blown out of the water." --- F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, LA Times
 
Titanic (CLO South Bay) - March 2001
 
  • "If not for Kevin Earley's exceptional performance as stoker Frederick Barrett, all might have been for naught.", LA Weekly

  • "...stoker Frederick Barrett and radioman Harold Bride (Kevin Earley and Richard Israel are both quite fine)." --- ED KAUFMAN, The Hollywood Reporter

  • "There were some nice characterizations and the singing voices were glorious, both solo and especially in chorus. Standouts in the cast included Richard Kline and Danny Michaels as the Captain and 1st Officer and Kevin Earley and Richard Israel as the Stoker and the Radioman." --- ROB STEVENS, Showmag.com

  • "Among the many outstanding portrayals, Kevin Earley offers a world of longing as a lovesick coal stoker ("Barrett's Song")." --- JULIO MARTINEZ, Variety
 
Oklahoma! (Austin Musical Theatre) - February 2001
 
  • "Kevin Earley's Curly is nothing if not cocky; the natural state for this fair-haired cowpoke seems to be arms akimbo, ready to take on the whole territory. But then his voice can turn as smooth and sweet as milk fresh from the cow. Earley modulates these opposing qualities nicely, allowing us to see the heart that beats beneath the ranchhand's bluster." --- ROBERT FAIRES, Austin Chronicle
 
Enter the Guardsman (Laguna Playhouse) - Nov 4 - Dec 3, 2000
 
  • “...But, by far, the proverbial scene-stealers of this piece are the trio of Kevin Earley as the ever diligent Assistant Stage Manager, Melissa Fahn as the interminably perky Wardrobe Mistress, and Chuck Rosen as the beautifully underplayed Wigs Master. Not only do these three guarantee a rousing good time with their two marvelous musical numbers - "The Language of Flowers" and "She's a Little Off" - but their consistent characterizations mixed with their obvious enthusiasm for performance mark them for future starring roles. Whenever they are onstage, the audience is sure of energy, sparkling comedy, and polished musical performances.” --- GREGORY COHEN, MyOC.com
 
Les Misérables (Third National Tour) - 1999 - February 12, 2000
 
  • "The company has depth and range. Several of the singing actors gave distinguished performances, especially Sutton Foster as Eponine; Kevin Earley as a full-throated Enjolras, a leader of the student revolutionaries; and young Harley Adams as the urchin Gavroche." --- PAIGE ROSS, Corpus Christi Caller Times (March 31, 1999)

  • "Kevin Earley is a charismatic leader as the student firebrand, Enjolras." --- GERRY KOWARSKY, St. Louis Post - Dispatch (Feb 11, 1999)
 

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