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As Percy in SeaWife (Photo by Caitlin McNaney) (Pictured with Eloise Eonnet)

As Percy in SeaWife (Photo by Caitlin McNaney) (Pictured with Eloise Eonnet)

Tommy’s performance as Percy is “convincing” and “alluring” ...“SeaWife creates a lovely balance of music and stagecraft that provides a most unique spectacle.” (SeaWife)

- Entertainment Weekly

 

The songs are “marvelous,” the musicianship “impressive,” and the performances “alluring.” (SeaWife)

- The New York Times

 

As Emcee and Speedo in Veil'd at The Women's Project (photo by ...)

As Emcee and Speedo in Veil'd at The Women's Project (photo by ...)

“Terrific music by the Lobbyists...like a sea chanty come to life...the joyful hullaballoo is hard to resist. It’s exactly what you hope might be happening after hours at the South Street Seaport.” (SeaWife)

- The New Yorker

 

"The music directed by Tommy Crawford is especially forceful and resonant throughout, with haunting, propulsive renditions of spirituals and other folk songs performed a cappella by the ensemble, with plenty of stomping and lurching -- work songs for those who want more than anything to find steady work. It's a powerful portrayal of an awfully dark time in our nation's history that can't help but bring to mind how many of its ills aren't over yet." (The Grapes of Wrath)

- Oakland Tribune / Bay Area News Group
 

“Among the particularly strong performances: Tommy Crawford’s jovial, if bad-news bringing, messenger” (These Seven Sicknesses)

As The Carrier in These Seven Sicknesses at The Flea

As The Carrier in These Seven Sicknesses at The Flea

– The New York Times

 

“Among the more expert players is Tommy Crawford” (These Seven Sicknesses)

– Backstage

“Sweet, soulful…the excellent Tommy Crawford” (These Seven Sicknesses)

– nytheatre.com 

 

As Mark in Heresy at The Flea (pictured with Steven Mellor, Reg E. Cathey, and Annette O'Toole)

As Mark in Heresy at The Flea (pictured with Steven Mellor, Reg E. Cathey, and Annette O'Toole)

“Tommy Crawford is brightly enthusiastic as Mark...the satiric crux of the play” (A.R. Gurney's Heresy)

– Associated Press 

 

“Crawford is at his best in the honest simplicity of his more unvarnished speeches to the audience”…a “memorable performance…” (Bekah Brunstetter's Take Her to See the Maco Lights)

– New York Theatre Review 

 

As James in Take Her to See the Maco Lights (Photo by Jamie Effros). Pictured with Sarah Ellen Stephens.

As James in Take Her to See the Maco Lights (Photo by Jamie Effros). Pictured with Sarah Ellen Stephens.

“Focused intensity… [Crawford and Sarah Stephens] bring these memorable folks to vivid life via committed characterizations and a smoky chemistry.” (Bekah Brunstetter's Take Her to See the Maco Lights)

 – blogcritics.org 

 

“Go-to Bat Tommy Crawford ambles through nearly every piece with a Mephistopholean glint in his eye.” (Nick Jones's The Wundelsteipen)

– TimeOut NY 

 

“This Naked Angels ‘concert play’ stars the undeniably talented musicians of the indie–folk rock group the Lobbyists, who sail through a musical tempest of rousing drinking songs, mournful ballads, and rock anthems with brio” (SeaWife)

– Village Voice

 

“[SeaWife is] rocking the house down at the South Street Seaport Museum with absolutely gorgeous music and an insanely talented young cast that all play their own instruments. Imagine a nautical Once but without all the Czech baggage.” (SeaWife)

– Broadway Box

 

“...like a Greek chorus of one, Tommy Crawford strolled through the rubble, strumming a guitar and singing tough commentaries on the events — music, by the way, that deserves a life after this well-done show.” (The Burial at Thebes)

San Diego Reader

 

“The arrangements and musicianship [are] beyond impressive.” (SeaWife)

-Times Square Chronicle