Select Recent Acting Press

"Weston's exhilarating production of "Million Dollar Quartet" captured musical lightning in a bottle...As Perkins, perhaps the most technically proficient of the lot, Tommy Crawford allowed the audience to see the resentment the taciturn performer harbored toward the more famous Elvis, while enjoying some pretty hot licks on electric guitar." (Million Dollar Quartet at Weston Playhouse)
- Brattleboro Reformer

"Crawford...delivered some amazing blues guitar." (Million Dollar Quartet at Weston Playhouse)
- Rutland Herald
 

"The early scenes when the two characters meet and fall in love are enchanting, with Crawford communicating a winsome innocence...'Farewell to Southampton,' performed at this point in the show, is one of the first instances of the rhapsodic heights to which The Lobbyists’ music can soar. Layer upon layer of harmony, here and in other crucial moments of the story, create some exceptionally moving and exquisite tapestries of sound...This show offers a rare experience, an inspired union of story, music and acting, all performed at the highest level. If you have the opportunity to attend only one show this summer, don’t miss this one."
- Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror (SeaWife at the White Heron Theater)
 

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 at South Street Seaport)
- Entertainment Weekly


The songs are “marvelous,” the musicianship “impressive,” and the performances “alluring.” (SeaWife at South Street Seaport)
- The New York Times
 

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

“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
 

“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
 

Select Recent Music Press

"The song that soon follows, 'Sing Me Silence, SeaWife,' is the most haunting of the show. Starting with a simple, lovely melody, it moves through rich chord changes and swells with stunning harmonies. This piece reflects the aesthetics of The Lobbyists at their very best, and I know of few other groups today who can match their range of expression.'
- Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror (SeaWife at the White Heron Theater)
 

“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 at South Street Seaport)
– 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 at South Street Seaport)
– Broadway Box
 

"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 with Ubuntu)
- Oakland Tribune / Bay Area News Group
 

“The arrangements and musicianship [are] beyond impressive.” (SeaWife at South Street Seaport)
-Times Square Chronicle
 

“...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


Tommy and fellow Lobbyists featured on Pix 11's Backstage on Broadway with SeaWife at the South Street Seaport: