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
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
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
"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
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."
"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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