"Michael Padgett is devilishly fun and faux debonair..."
Matt AndrewsPoughkeepsie Journal
" 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. DalyDC TheatreScene
"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
"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 JohnsonBaltimore Sun
"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 HillBay Weekly, Vol. 17 Issue 52
"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."
"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 MoloneySullivan County Democrat
"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
"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 HorningCleveland Examiner
"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 AblemanCleveland Jewish News
From my awesome fans
"...blown away by your performance...it gave me chills and...brought me to tears with its power and touching realism... Thank you for an amazing evening! I plan to see the show again before it closes."
"You are the best Jekyll/Hyde I have ever seen. You gave it your all and it was very much appreciated... Would love to see you in Phantom."
"(The) majority of patrons on a Sunday afternoon are seniors. Michael was given a standing ovation and this is no small thing for these seniors."
"I was so overwhelmed by his talent. He was an inspiration to myself as well as my brother, both young performers."
"Jekyll and Hyde has been my favorite musical since I first saw it 10 years ago. I was absolutely blown away! You played that role terrifically and have such a powerful voice! Definitely the best I've seen in a very long time. It's one I won't forget and one that will be extremely hard to beat."
"I have never seen a more powerful performance... outstanding! Thanks for entertaining us so grandly."
"I was amazed at the skill you displayed playing the part of two individuals in the same body. Hyde was so real...! Thank You so much."
"Amazing performance. I could not stop applauding."
"I have been to many shows in NYC. ...by far the best performance I have ever seen by an actor. From the moment you entered... I felt a strong presence that kept me suspended. I even had tears at the end. The section where... both characters (are) fighting with one another was absolutely amazing."
"Your range, your amazing breath control, your overall mastery of the role was such a joy to witness. You are the best I have heard. (And) you cut a striking figure in those tails."
Rosemary S81-year-old grandmother
“Your performance in Jekyll & Hyde gave me chills, I saw it twice. Fantastic work!“
"I have seen the show on Broadway and thought your performance was better."
“I have been a subscriber ... for well over 30 years but your performance in Jekyll & Hyde has to be the most intense [and] fabulous of anything I have ever seen anywhere. Thank you for bringing Jekyll & Hyde to such wonderful heights.”
"… I was paralyzed the whole performance. …You were phenomenal! What a demanding role. ... It was tasteful, sensual, and HOT!…We feel like Michael Padgett Groupies! The choreographic challenges were executed perfectly and your vocals FLAWLESS!!"