RECENT REVIEWS!

RECENT REVIEWS

(With) An electrifying Stephen Scott Wormley (Dorian)...there’re even a couple of showstoppers, among them the Act One heart-piercer, “I Shot an Arrow,” shot through with rich emotion and wistfulness as Wormley’s exquisite phrasing frames this quiet ballad about dashed aspirations. Wormley’s performance as the charismatic Dorian is the stuff legends are made on"

-Jayne Blanchard, DCTHEATRESCENE

*****

"...a musical to succeed needs one heck of a star and Director Ritsch has found such an individual in Stephen Scott Wormley who is absolutely astonishing in his role as "Dorian". I recall seeing his former performances in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Olney Theatre Center), HAIRSPRAY at Signature Theatre, and in the HAIRSPRAY concert version with the Baltimore Symphony where he excelled as "Seaweed". Wormley has an incredible voice and could easily step into the leading role on Broadway in KINKY BOOTS. But he also conveys the highs and lows of his profession and the trauma surrounding his personal life. Watching Wormley perform alone is worth the price of admission."

-Charles Shubow, Broadwayworld.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These men brought bold characters to the stage with excellent signing and (walking in heels flawlessly)...Wormley, especially, carried himself with poise and grace. His voice clear and confident in every song, and he brought real depth and feeling to Dorian, which had you falling in love with such an incredible person. A truly beautiful moment was Wormley’s first solo song, “I Shot An Arrow.” We got to see her be vulnerable and unsure briefly before she was, once again, resolute and strong"

-Allie Press, DC Metro Arts

 

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Stephen Scott Wormley bring poise and charisma to the role of Dorian.

-Celia Wren, The Washington Post

 

Stephen Scott Wormley as Dorian has embraced this complex role with dignity, compassion, and sensitivity

-Mark Beachy, MD Theatre Guide

Stephen Scott Wormley does impressive work as Dorian, conveying the toughened, protective exterior as tellingly as the needs and disappointments inside. Wormley's singing also hits the spot, with a solid tone and finely sculpted phrasing. This is especially so in "Something About You,""

-Tim Smith, Baltimore sun

 

Past Reviews!

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Photo by Mike Davis.

Photo by Mike Davis.

"The actors are what make this production phenomenal. They stand out as individuals, but their chemistry with one another also makes an impression, especially on the comedic numbers...Boggess-Glover's chemistry with Stephen Scott Wormley on "Ladies Who Sing With the Band" also makes that number a highlight. They give a top-notch performance of "Fat and Greasy" too...(Herbert's) chemistry with Stephen Scott Wormley in "How Ya Baby" makes it highly memorable...confidence and charm is captivating in "That Ain't Right" (with Stephen Scott Wormley)...Stephen Scott Wormley is a scene stealer thanks to his comedic chops. His facial expressions are hilarious, which make many of the already humorous songs all the funnier. It is hard to not watch his skillful expressions during the full company numbers. He also has great chemistry with the other actors - no matter the song - and a knack for movement. Wormley's standout solo number, "The Viper's Drag/The Reefer Song," is pure entertainment and the love he received the from the audience on opening night was definitely warranted"

- Natasha Ashley, Broadwayworld.com

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"...showstopper numbers were Stephen Scott Wormley and Company's version of "The Viper's Drag/The Reefer Song" exposing a bit of the period's musical underbelly"

-Tony Curulla, The Post Standard, Syracuse.com

 

 

 

 

 

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"Thin, angular and rubber-joined, Stephen Scott Wormley could hardly make a greater physical contrast with Boggess-Glover. We notice him early on when he demonstrates the breathing capacity to hold a note longer than thought humanly possible. But his big moment comes with the edge-pushing reefer-madness song “The Viper’s Drag,” drawing even more on his ability to mime than to sing"

- James MacKillop, Syracuse Newstimes

 

 

Big Fish! The Musical

Overtures Performing Arts Center, Madison WI.

December 2016

"As Will Bloom, Stephen Scott Wormley offered an impeccable performance...Wormley’s vocal performances are stunning — his crisp diction and clear tenor voice make him sound like the cross between a pop star and a Disney prince."

-Amelia Cook Fontella, Isthmus Paper (Madison Wisconsin)

 

"... The Songbook's pleasant... Performers like Wormley make the most of spotlight vocal moments as this musical is carried by the strength of its acting"

-Aaron R. Conklin, Madison Magazine

 

Snow! the Musical ( World Premiere)

 "As Milton, Stephen is riveting. Whether he is singing, dancing, or casting off one of his know-it-all asides, Wormley is an actor possesing a magnificence in all things; whether it is a small toss of the head or in leading the ensemble in the stirring 'Come Out."

- Sharma Howard, the Norwich Bulletin.

 

 

HairspraY

"Wormley is terrific and no less dynamic with his portrayal of Seaweed.

-Dave Christner - Newport Mercury