Monday, April 21, 2008

Eric's Reviews from "Whistle"

From Broad Street Review - Philadelphia
"Eric Kunze is a marvelous Broadway leading man with thrilling big notes and, even more impressively, beautiful soft notes that float effortlessly and sometimes swell excitingly from piano to full volume while maintaining the original pitch and timbre–what opera singers call messa di voce."

(ed. note)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messa_di_voce

From Maggie Flecknoe – KTRH NewsRadio 740 – Houston
Eric Kunze (The Man/Convict) is probably the most talented actor I have seen take to the stage. He has such a strong presence. And his vocal range is amazing. Andrew Lloyd Weber could not have found a more fitting actor to give his musical the justice it deserves.

From the Detroit News:
As the mysterious Man, Eric Kunze is a studly Christ figure with a strong presence and terrific voice.

From Theatermania (Sandy McDonald):
As the convict-escapee, all Kunze needs in the way of costuming is a ripped tee baring burnished biceps. And when he nails his anguished high notes, you get some sense of what all the fuss about Enrico Caruso was about. Yes, he's that good.

(ed. note)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Caruso

From Variety:
Kunze is rightly charismatic, and God knows he has a Bible Belt of a voice well suited to the character's big ballads.

From Seattlest:
The two leads, Eric Kunze and Andrea Ross, are spectacular singers.

From the Patriot Ledger (Boston):
It’s blessed by one world-class performance, that of Eric Kunze, identified in the program as The Man. Kunze is a matinee idol in the old-fashioned mold: tall, dark and handsome with a voice that is breathtaking in its lovely high tenor range, enhanced by a go-for-broke emotive style.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
The real redemption comes from the show's star, Eric Kunze, whose beautiful tenor, shifting effortlessly into that signature Webber falsetto, is consistently fine.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was googling Whistle Down the Wind when I stumbled across your blog. I have not seen Eric in this show, but I did see him perform in Jesus Christ Superstar when it was on tour.

Though I have not had the privilege of meeting him, I was truly blown away by his performance and was surprised that prior to JCS, I had never heard of him. He's gotten stellar reviews in WDTW so I hope to catch the show at some point. He's such a cutie.

Anonymous said...

My aunt took me to see "Whistle Down the Wind"! One of my favorite Weber musicals. She truly is an amazing person for exposing me to yet another great performance. Kunze is humble and down to earth. We need more people like that in this world! Awesome performer, he definitely has a God given talent! I would see him again in anything!

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