PRESS: REVIEWS

GIGS & 'ONE OFF' PERFORMANCES
 

BWW REVIEWS: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW CONCERT VERSION AT PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY  (BroadwayWorld.com) 
"The company scored a major coup to cast Tony Vincent as Dr. Frank N. Furter, who was transported from the planet Transsexual in the Transylvanian galaxy. The breakout star from "The Voice" has played lead Broadway roles in epic rock musicals - including Judas in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and St. Jimmy in "Green Day's American Idiot" - and is one sweet transvestite. He has a commanding stage presence and a colorful rock 'n' roll powerhouse voice to make even the throwaway "Planet Schmanet" memorable. Vincent brings flamboyant menace and an appealing snarl to the role." (read full review)

SALT LAKE CITY THEATER HITS HOME RUN WITH PLAYFULLY NAUGHTY 'ROCKY HORROR SHOW'  (The Salt Lake Tribune)
"Vincent commands the house with his arch attitude, leggy presence and vocal prowess. The actor exhibits the pitch-perfect timing of a stage veteran, whether he’s cocking an eyebrow to milk the audience response, or working the handoffs of his script-in-hand performance into his character’s choreography." (read full review)

REVIEW: PSO POPS' TAKE ON THE 80'S IS TOTALLY AWESOME  (Maine Sunday Telegram) 
"Vincent had one of the best individual moments of the show with his take on David Bowie's "Let's Dance," which Berry quickly followed with a stirring rendition of "The Rose." The rapt crowd obviously felt the strength of these selections.  Broadway stalwart Berry doesn't quite have the voice for straight rock but found a way into Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" for a memorable moment or two.  Vincent seemed a natural, shaking it up on tunes like George Michael's "Faith" and going deep into The Police's "Every Breath You Take." (read full review)

 
SOLO ALBUMS
 
REVIEW: "THE VOICE" ARTIST TONY VINCENT RELEASES NEW EP "IN MY HEAD"  (Examiner.com) 
"Tony Vincent, the Broadway star who joined Team Cee Lo in Season 2 of NBC's The Voice, today released his four-song EP, In My Head. The album makes a strong case for Vincent being one of the underappreciated performers of the season, because he shows that he's capable of quite a bit. The first track is one you should already know: “Starting Over,” which was released as a single earlier this year. There are three other new songs: the title track “In My Head,” as well as “Stronger Than Before” and “Where Did I Go Wrong.” Lyrically compelling, full of heart, each of them are catchy in their own way (I caught myself singing along with multiple tracks before I’d even finished my first listen of them!), and this definitely should hook some new fans as well as longtime ones. At least, it left me wanting a full album." (read full review)

TONY VINCENT: ONE DEED  (Cross Rhythms)
"Vincent's Brent Bourgeouis-produced debut had a charm and "European" feel to it that set it apart from many other releases of the moment. However, this time round, producer Dennis Markosky has fashioned a more Nashville CCM sound and so while this is high on strong melodies, lush in production and well performed, there is little to intrigue and surprise." (read full review)

TONY VINCENT: TONY VINCENT  (Cross Rhythms) 
"From the opening bass driven "Must Be The Season", you know this album is not going to take prisoners. With the production team of Brent Bourgouis and Charlie Peacock, you also know that you don't have to ask too many questions about the quality of the music. The finger of Bourgouis is very evident and some of these songs could have fitted very snugly into his recent solo album without sounding out of place." (read full review)

GOOD POP FROM A YOUNG NEWCOMER  (Louisville Music News)
"Tony Vincent is unashamedly pop -- "100% pop," he likes to say. Not "power-pop" or "alterna-pop," or any of the so-called "cool" kinds of pop flooding the airwaves these days. Vincent's pop is more like the stuff that was hot in the '80s, when groups like Wham!, O.M.D., and Tears For Fears dominated radio and MTV." (read full review)

TONY VINCENT: LOVE FALLING DOWN  (Cross Rhythms) 
"One to search out by mail or form your import vendor. For this is HOT, baby. A truly hypnotic techno groove from a chap who entered a Star Song/700 Club New Artist Search and came out 3rd from 40,000 (yep, 40,000) entries." (read full review)

 
THEATRE 

--THE 12

BWW REVIEWS: THE 12 WITH DENVER CENTER THEATRE COMPANY  (BroadwayWorld.com)
"There's Tom, a passionate nonconformist given an angsty emo-rock vibe from Vincent." (read full review)

REVIEW: THE 12 DELIVERS ROCK AND THE RESURRECTION  (Westword.com)
"The cast is so strong that it’s hard to single out anyone for particular praise, but Tony Vincent is an interestingly insinuating Tom and Colin Hanlon an inspirational Pete." (read full review)


--AMERICAN IDIOT

STOMPING ONTO BROADWAY WITH A PUNK TEMPER TANTRUM  (NYTimes.com) 
"Johnny strolls the lonely streets with his guitar, vaguely yearning for love and achievement. He eventually hooks up with a girl (a vivid Rebecca Naomi Jones) but falls more powerfully under the spell of an androgynous goth drug pusher, St. Jimmy, played with mesmerizing vitality and piercing vocalism by Tony Vincent." (read full review)

AMERICAN IDIOT BROADWAY REVIEW: SATISFYING SENSORY ASSAULT  (FasterTimes.com)
"Tony Vincent, who has appeared on Broadway in both Jesus Christ Superstar and Rent, has the most compelling presence, and not just because he plays an evil drug dealer in full punk regalia. His is the strongest, most expressive vocal performance, helped by the surging power of the Green Day beat." (read full review)

THEATER REVIEW: GREEN DAY'S "AMERICAN IDIOT"  (Examiner.com) 
"The play’s real electricity flies, however, when St. Jimmy (Tony Vincent), a goth-drug dealer enters the picture. Absolutely thrilling, in a star-making appearance, Vincent steals the spotlight from the very talented cast. Eyes are riveted on him throughout, and when he’s not on the stage, you’re waiting for his return. With a clear, strong, beautiful voice that pierces the once-staid theater, and a commanding androgynous, malevolent presence, he changes the course of Johnny’s life, and more importantly, brings an authentic Adam Lambert-like vitality to the show. It would be greatly disappointing if he is not nominated for a Tony Award." (read full review)

GREEN DAY BLAST BROADWAY WITH "AMERICAN IDIOT"  (RollingStone.com)
"The actors work miracles. As Johnny, the disaffected Jesus of Suburbia, John Gallagher, Jr. (Tony winner for Spring Awakening) is pure dynamite. Michael Esper and Stark Sands excel as his small-town buddies, stymied respectively by fatherhood and military service. But the standout is vocal powerhouse Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy, Johnny’s dealer and toxic id." (read full review)

REVIEW: GREEN DAY'S "AMERICAN IDIOT" PUNK EXTRAVAGANZA MAKES A WHITE-HOT DEBUT  (MercuryNews.com)
"All of the action transpires on the same set so we slam back and forth from the battlefield to the court of the deliciously demented St. Jimmy (the formidable Tony Vincent). He's the goth-head drug dealer who seduces Johnny with the siren song of self-destruction. There's a particularly disturbing sequence as bodies writhe in the pleasure and pain of shooting up." (read full review)

REVIEW: GREEN DAY'S PUNK ROCK OPERA "AMERICAN IDIOT" DRAWS STANDING OVATIONS  (TheDopeReport.com)
"Vincent easily had the best voice and presence in the show. He’s absolutely magnetic as a Marilyn Manson-esque doppelganger – all nihilism and sneer." (read full review)

REVIEW: BERKELEY REP'S "AMERICAN IDIOT" A WORTHY NEW ROCK MUSICAL  (Sacbee.com)
"Gallagher, Esper and Caplan are capable, often exciting performers, and there are others onstage who have electric moments. Tony Vincent as the drug-slinging St. Jimmy and Christina Sajous as the Extraordinary Girl, who emotionally rescues Tunny, are both commanding performers." (no longer available)

THEATER REVIEW: "AMERICAN IDIOT"  (SFGate.com)
"Antihero Johnny wallows in alienation and hard drugs under the spell of Tony Vincent's self-destructive charisma as demonic dealer St. Jimmy. Then Johnny kind of comes to his senses and goes home, but it's hard to care. As seductive as Gallagher and Caplan's voices are, it's the women who generate the greatest rapport, particularly the beguiling and mellifluous Rebecca Naomi Jones (of "Passing Strange") as Johnny's passing lover Whatsername, Faber and the impressive Christina Sajous as an aerial-acrobatic Army nurse." (read full review)

LIVE WITHOUT WARNING: BERKELEY REP'S PRODUCTION OF "AMERICAN IDIOT" SHREDS APART PLOT IN FAVOUR OF THRILLING VISUAL POMP  (DailyCal.org) "But Tony Vincent's St. Jimmy truly hypnotizes. Adorned in gothic artillery and sporting tattoos on his arm, Vincent skulks around, cackling and menacing his way about the stage. As an alter ego, he doesn't have any self-reflective monologues, but Vincent does better as the silent devil on Johnny's shoulder, slyly goading him into heroin use and taking his small performance time to deliver the line "My name is St. Jimmy, I'm a son of a gun" with a razor tone. It's nearly impossible to take your eyes off him." (no longer available)

AMERICAN IDIOT THE MUSICAL FAILS TO GIVE GREEN DAY ANTHEMS NARRATIVE ARC  (SFWeekly.com)
"Johnny, Will, and Tunny would make fine indie-rock singers, but the supporting cast members possess the powerhouse pipes. St. Jimmy is an intoxicating glam-rock devil, and the females belt out their songs with more confidence than their male counterparts." (read full review)

THEATER REVIEW: "AMERICAN IDIOT" AN ENERGETIC JOURNEY WITH CONFUSED PURPOSE  (StarkSilverCreek.com)
"Another standout is the punk rock freedom fighte St. Jimmy (Tony Vincent). Half shaved head, tattoos, leather, together with his lanky movements create many interesting moments as he fans the flames of Johnny’s rage." (read full review)

AMERICAN IDIOT: A WORK IN PROGRESS  (StanfordDaily.com)
"One of the highlights of the show is the absolutely extraordinary performance by Vincent. He inhabits this skinny, guyliner-wearing, strung-out punk and he is utterly compelling, demanding attention whenever he is on stage. The trouble is he is only on stage for a handful of songs. This ends up unfortunately hurting the show, because in comparison, Gallagher’s performance feels slightly flat. While he is clearly very talented, he simply lacks the charisma to make Johnny as interesting of a counterpoint. In the album, Johnny is angry, railing against the injustices and hypocrisy of modern America. On stage, Johnny seems apathetic to the world around him and stuck in his own mind, which makes the songs lose some of their power, like the show-opening title song." (read full review)

AMERICAN IDIOT BLASTS FROM YOUR IPOD TO THE STAGE  (TheCampanil.com)
"As the production unfolds, we watch as the protagonist Johnny (John Gallagher Jr.), based on Jesus of Suburbia, leaves the confines of Jingletown for the city, where he meets girlfriend Whatsername (Rebecca Naomi Jones) and befriends showstopper St. Jimmy (Tony Vincent), a wicked drug dealer who gets him hooked on heroin." (read full review)

STAGING YOUTH'S EXISTENTIAL QUEST WITH GREEN DAY VARIATIONS  (NYTimes.com)
"Johnny and Tunny don’t fare much better in the big city. Johnny is lovestruck when he glimpses an exotic girl (Rebecca Naomi Jones) in an apartment window from the street. But his affections are soon divided between his new love and an equally potent seducer, the drug pusher St. Jimmy (Tony Vincent, louche and compelling, and the evening’s strongest vocalist)." (read full review)


--WE WILL ROCK YOU

GALILEO FIGARO? MAGNIFICO!: AN UNPUBLISHED VEGAS REVIEW  (Source unknown)
"Tony Vincent is the image of what Galileo should be: the requisite tall, skinny frame, complete with black floppy bangs and tattoos, and a purposely altered speaking voice to give the impression of a young, stuttering teenager. Vocally, Vincent was born for this role, having carried it for 18 months in London. His command of the character is unmistakable, never missing a beat through Galileo's journey from a naive, spastic dreamer to an all out rock star." (read full review)

KING OF THE QUEEN MUSICAL IN LONDON  (ABQJournal.com)
"Tony Vincent, an Albuquerque native and La Cueva High School graduate, plays the male lead in "We Will Rock You," the phenomenally successful West End show based on the music of the '70s British rock band Queen. Vincent isn't some lost-in-the-shuffle chorus boy he is the lead character and belts out several solos with amazing energy and enthusiasm." (read full review)