Reviews


Company – Ethel Barrymore Theatre

“Bruce Sabath is touching and credible as Joanne’s patient husband.”
– Ben Brantley, NEW YORK TIMES

“Bruce Sabath has a warm singing voice as the put-upon husband of the tart-tongued Joanne.”
– Michael Kuchwara, AP Drama Critic

“I loved how Joanne’s cold-as-ice mentality was outflanked by Bruce Sabath’s velvet-jacketed Larry.”
– Leonard Jacobs, Backstage

“Bruce Sabath gives a thoughtful, sympathetic portrayal of Larry whose patient understanding of Joanne’s attacking outburst enables himself and the audience to better appreciate her virtues.”
– Jay Marcus, San Francisco Bay Times

Cagney – the Musical – York Theatre, NYC (2015)

“Mr. Sabath’s performance actually makes Warner the show’s most interesting character — and maybe the real tough guy.”
– The New York Times

“ Robert Creighton as Cagney and Bruce Sabath as Warner were so pitch perfect in their portrayals that I knew only good things were ahead. Mr. Sabath’s turn as the movie mogul is one of those very good things. In Sabath’s deft hands, Warner is a whirling dervish of crass commercialism, touched with a genius for knowing what works on film. ”
– NY Theatre Guide

“ Bruce Sabath is on the mark as the tough but astute Hollywood mogul. Sabath, besides nailing Warner’s persona, also shines in some of his other roles.
– Curtain Up

“ Bruce Sabath plays Hollywood mogul Jack Warner as a marvelously sleazy, money grubbing, kill or be killed shark in a nice suit. Sabath is a wonder.”
– History News Network

 

Bus Stop – Bristol Riverside Theatre

“Bruce Sabath’s role as in loco parentis for the loco Cowboy is an incredible acting feat, a marvel of intuitiveness and intellect.”
– Bucks County Courier Times

Lend me a Tenor – Ocean State Theatre

“ Bruce Sabath, who plays Tito, was pitch perfect as the aging Casanova
– Warwick Post

“ Gaswirth and Sabath are simply outstanding as Max and Merelli. Their comedic skill is second to none.  Sabath strikes an admirable balance between portraying Merelli’s artistic hubris, his genuine warmth toward Max, and his utter confusion as circumstances rapidly unravel. ”
– BroadwayWorld, Rhode Island

Fiddler on the Roof – Stages St. Louis

“Some people are born to paint, some people are born to dance.
Bruce Sabath was born to play Tevye.

From start to finish I found this talented actor’s performance to be flawless. His acting delivery was emotionally real, and his vocals were top notch. Watching an actor of this caliber bring such a complicated character to life is such a delight.”
– Playback: StL

“Sabath gives a vibrant, virile performance, whether he’s shaking his shoulders in a delicious fantasy (“If I Were a Rich Man”) or chatting companionably with God.”
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Sabath makes for a wonderful Tevye. His voice clearly suits the material, and his investment in the role lends the part depth and power, leavened with a fine sense of the humor and unshakeable faith.”
– Broadway World

“Sabath is a dynamic Tevye, capably filling the shoes of the icons who have gone before.”
– Bellville News-Democrat

“Sabath is one of the best Tevye’s I’ve ever seen… a new, wonderful perspectivebeautifully poignant.”
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“An unusually loud cheer came up for actor Bruce Sabath on press night at curtain call: a tribute to his subtle and somehow, unexpectedly, monumental performance as Tevye. It’s hard to see this monumental “Tevye” along the way, as it’s gradually being assembled. It’s an accumulated effect, from a thousand delicate strokes of characterization, in joy and grief. It’s his faith (and his folksy guile) that turns musical comedy into epic theater.  I guess it’s just great acting, but how often do we think of great acting and musical comedy in the same breath?”
– Talkin’ Broadway: St. Louis

 

Cabaret – Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

“The show features a second love story that’s absolutely irresistible – one of the most beautiful I’ve seen on any stage, ever – between landlady Fraulein Schneider and shopkeeper Herr Schultz. The accomplished actors inhabiting these roles (Sue Mathys and Bruce Sabath) are as good as musical theatre gets – their characters breaking our hearts, making us laugh, then breaking our hearts again. And their voices! Imposing and tender and everything in between. I really can’t heap enough praise on this pair of deeply gifted performers.”
– Margaret Evans, Low Country Weekly

Frost/Nixon – Caldwell Theatre

“Nixon is played by Bruce Sabath, and it’s one of the best portrayals I’ve ever seen. This being a play of restraint, Sabath plays Dick with a lowkey, almost Jimmy Stewart-like Zen quality. Watching him combat the missiles launched at him a few feet away by Frost, it’s clear his studying of Nixon’s body language and mannerisims was exhaustive.”
– John Thomason, Sun-Sentinel

“Frost (Wynn Harmon) and Nixon (Bruce Sabath) have a palpable chemistry on stage. …Sabath perfects Nixon’s awkward body language… by the time Harmon and Sabath are sitting across from one another as two men engaged in an extremely high stakes cat-and-mouse game, you won’t be able to take your eyes off them.
– Kevin D. Thompson, Palm Beach Post

The Jerusalem Syndrome – NYMF ‘08

“Sabath is full of authority as Dr. Ben Zion..”
– BroadwayWorld.com

“Our favorites [songs] are “The Jerusalem Syndrome” and “Is It Crazy?” both rendered rapidly and impeccably by Bruce Sabath.”
– nytheatrescene.com

Gypsy – Forestburgh Playhouse

“Bruce Sabath is a loveable Herbie, the reluctant agent who can only take so much. Mr. Sabath is great character actor with a soothing, easy-going voice to boot.”
– Bill Moloney, Monticello Towne Crier

Cabaret – Forestburgh Playhouse

“Bruce Sabath is endearingly magnificent in the role of Herr Schultz. His warm-hearted rendering both musically and dramatically grants the audience a caring and sympathetic focal point for the storyline”
– Lori James, Sullivan County Democrat

“Bruce Sabath portrays the kindhearted elderly widower with such a beautifully gentle grace. His simple mannerisms, hesitations and subtle deliveries as this old man hoping for one more chance at love make the scenes between Alexander and him truly touching.”
– Bill Moloney, Monticello Towne Crier

Lost in Yonkers – Schoolhouse Theater

“Bruce Sabath, who was so elegant in the 2006 Broadway revival of “Company,” transforms himself into Eddie, the boys’ loving but beleaguered (and anything but elegant) father. When everyone is complaining about what a blistering summer day it is, Eddie is the one who truly seems to be suffering from the heat. But then he’s suffering in a lot of ways that day. ”
– Anita Gates, NEW YORK TIMES

Fleetweek – Lucille Lortell Theatre

“Sabath does double duty as the debonair Captain and Tex, a redneck bomb-building homophobe.”
– Phoebe Hoban, NEW YORK TIMES

“Inspired, gleeful, giddy silliness, the kind that, despite all logic, brings an idiotic grin to your face and a catchy song to your heart….Bruce Sabath has great comic timing.”
– BroadwayWorld.com

Brooklyn Boy – Florida Studio Theatre

“Emotionally affecting and funny, the production is at its strongest and most believable whenever Bruce Sabath appears as Eric’s childhood friend Ira Zimmer… There’s a genuineness and honesty to Sabath’s performance that makes him come across as the mensch next door.” “Sabath truly inhabited a role that fit him so well, you almost believed he was playing himself.”
– Sarasota Herald Tribune

“Ira Zimmer is played by Bruce Sabath with scene stealing ethnicity… Sabath glides through a range of emotions, shifting effortlessly from sycophantic envy to combative confrontation.”
– ¬Sarasota Pelican Press

These People – American Theatre of Actors

“Sabath, an engaging actor to watch, embodies Jerry with humanity, love, and kindness.”
– Talkin’ Broadway

“Sabath is charming and effective as Jerry.”
– OOBR

“Sabath and [Rita] Rehn are hysterical with their sarcastic and mocking portrayals of the way people are in today’s society… a must-see”
– Showbusiness Weekly

Macbeth – Yonkers Shakespeare Project

“Sabath engulfs the stage with outstanding depictions of human weakness and anxieties. His level of emotion, especially while encountering the reality of his horrific deed, can be felt by merely looking into the actor’s eyes.”
– Yonkers City Report

1776 – Yorktown Stage

“The imposing conservative John Dickinson of Pennsylvania, played with blazing intellectual fire by Bruce Sabath, leads the other conservatives…”
– Ed Burroughs, The Journal News

“As John Dickinson, Bruce Sabath gives a fine performance, exhibiting incredible class, stature and character … Sabath forces us to pay attention to Mr. Dickinson without disliking him”
– North County News