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Light in the Piazza

Burnham's dazzling singing and acting combine to charm the pants off everyone onstage and in the audience. He's the type of actor who, when he smiles, you could swear sunlight glints off his teeth and his infectious energy makes the whole thing believable. ‑ The Hollywood Reporter

 A clarifying improvement over the Broadway production comes via Burnham's Fabrizio, whose flamboyant youthfulness helps explain his impetuosity. He's like a recently graduated high school kid having the eureka moment of sexual chemistry. When he launches into a ballad, you can almost see the hormones raging. ‑ Los Angeles Times

 It's difficult to pick favorites in a cast strong both vocally and dramatically, but Burnham delightfully etches Fabrizio as a true fool‑in‑love, in terms gently self‑satirizing rather than caricatured. ‑ Variety

 Burnham ‑ a knockout both visually and vocally ‑ is as good as it gets. ‑ Miami Herald

 He plays Fabrizio with hormone‑stoked, puppyish joy. His voice is magnificent and he gives a breathtaking performance of Guettel's score. _ Orange County Register

 His sublime singing and acting lend a quality to Fabrizio that is as tender as it is comic. ‑ The Atlantic Journal‑Constitution

 He is a force of nature and the audience loves him from start to finish. ‑ San Francisco Bay Times

 Burnham truly excels in the role, especially during his first ballad (in Italian) where he drips passion so deeply no translation is necessary. One can't resist patting him assuredly on the back as he daintily courts Clara ‑ or sharing his agony in the rhythmic chaos of "Aititainill ‑ in short he is magnificent. ‑ BroadwayWorld com

 Burnham gives a joyously electric performance. ‑ San Francisco Chronicle

 The revelation of this production is David Burnham in the role of Fabrizio. He brings an entirely fresh interpretation to the role. Very solid and entirely believable ‑ it is easy to see why Clara falls in love with him. The audience will too. ‑Theatre Scene West

 The joy and enthusiasm Burnham infuses into the acting and his passionate singing raises "Piazza" up several notches. ‑ Cincinnati Post

 The real surprise and standout is tenor David Burnham, who soars on his musical numbers and blends perfectly with his love interest, Clara. ‑ Boca Raton News

 Burnham is golden voiced and comically smitten. ‑ Backstage West

 Burnham brings an‑appealing handsomeness, full emotion and rich voice to his character's relentless pursuit of Clara. Although he sings in Italian we get the impact of what he means. When he calls out "Clara," the love is unmistakable. ‑ Florida Today

 Burnham's impassioned Fabrizio has a 1000‑watt smile and all the impetuousness of youth. ‑ Sarasota Herald Tribune

 He captures Fabrizio's romantic passion especially well in the several numbers he sings (in Italian). No subtitles were used, but there's no doubt about his passion. ‑ Cincinnati City Beat

 Burnham gives a full‑bodied portrayal of a character who matures from tentative manchild to caring lover. ‑Los Angeles Weekly

 Burnham (who has an impressive voice) offers the most ardent performance. ‑ Los Angeles Daily Breeze

 He has creamy tenor that would be hard not to love. ‑ Palm Beach Post

 David Burnham is infectious and undeniably magnetic. ‑ Theatremania.com

Pirates of Penzance

"Tenor David Burnham plays Frederick (whose pirate indentures are up on his 21st birthday) like a rock star, complete with Elvis pelvic gyrations and seething sexuality. Victorian maidens swoon all over the stage."
By Dianne Runion
Special to The Record
Published Thursday, August 5, 2004
 
"Burnham practically stopped the show early in Act 1, when, spying on the daughters approaching the circular stage, he later bursts out with "Stop, Ladies, Pray!" He does a funny Elvis send-up, gyrating hips and pelvic thrusts, that swoons the half-dozen daughters. His tenor rose and fell in whoops, mimicking the hip action. He deserved the hearty ovation for his quasi-King impersonation."
By Richard Bammer
THEREPORTER.COM

Tom Jones: The Musical

"Burnham as Tom Jones has a fine comic touch and cuts a dashing figure; he had the ladies eating out of the palm of his hand."
By RICH FAHEY of the DAILY ITEM

Assassins

"When David Burnham, as John Hinckley, sings "Unworthy of Your Love" to his dream girl, Jodie Foster, he's a ghoulish cross between a yearning high school senior and an obsessed madman."
By JOEL HIRSCHHORN

Godspell

"From the first appearance of the very charismatic David Burnham as Jesus (in jeans and a white wife-beater T-shirt), things kick into gear and stay that way. Burnham managed to appear humble, serious, earnest, fun-loving and slightly bemused at his goofball apostles all at the same time, making for a charming and winsome performance, and my pick, by far, for Best in Show."
Robert A. Mitchell, KDHX Theatre Review

"David Burnham is outstanding as Jesus. He tolerates his followers, but is such a blend of charm and personality, that even when he rebukes them, he does so not in a judgmental, condemning way, that allows them, even in their simple mindedness to understand. Burnham has a rare blend of looks, charm—call it charisma—combined with a stage presence as well as an outstanding voice. Yet, he has the acting ability to take on the demanding role of Jesus.
By Daniel Hines, Publisher
America’s Seniors/TodaysSeniorsNetwork.com

Peggy Sue Got Married

"David Burnham has got flashy adorability and a tenor to die for. When Burnham hits the first money note in the stirring 'Crown of Love', a hush falls over the theatre. It's an impossibly high note that Burnham shapes to the perfection of a single tear drop"
The Chicago Citizen

"David Burnham is talented, appealing, has a superb voice, and also can dance up a storm!"
Chicago Sun Times

"David Burnham is terrific...he's a textbook heartthrob with a glorious tenor."
Chicago Reader

"David Burnham does some high-voltage singing...he bears a close resemblance to a young Montgomery Cliff and has a super tenor voice."
Copley News Service

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

"David Burnham's 100 kilowatt smile, lights up the theatre to the back rows, along with a pleasing tenor voice and assured acting."
Danian Inwood, The Province

"A newcomer to leading man stardom, he's teeny-bopper idol, drop-dead gorgeous. From the end of the alphabet seats, you'd swear the lighting techno-wizards figured out how to do one of those TV cartoon tooth sparkles in real life. But the kid is legitimately trained as a stage performer, so when he belts out the powerful lines in songs like Close Every Door, hold onto your hat."
Jean Russell, Capital News

"His voice is incredible. I'm sure the theatre is still ringing!"
Kevin Frankish, CITY TV

"David Burnham's future looks bright in 'Technicolor!' His powerful pop vocals are perfectly suited to Andrew Lloyd Webber's music. David Burnham is certain to set teen hearts a-flutter and wow moms too!"
John Coulbourn, The Toronto Sun

"Riveting! David Burnham was greeted by thunderous applause. He gives a strong performance and brings his unique style to the show."
Robin Polson, 680 NEWS

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