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 Talk is free Theatre's 'Into the Woods', Springwater Park, Barrie, and the Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto

Tracy Michailidis stands out as a well-sung Witch, seeming to use up a whole pandemic's worth of stored stage energy to dive into that character's anguish. We're talking an Olympic-gold-winning, three-metre, reverse 4.5 somersault in pike position dive into it.

- Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

Of the actors who play only one role Tracy Michailidis’ Witch tends to dominate. She manages to make the Witch both menacing and comic... read more...

- Christopher Hoyle, Stage-Door.com

As the Spider Woman, Michailidis herself is fantastic, her astonishing voice put to magnetic use in Aurora’s siren-like presence. read more...

- Arpita Ghosal, Seesaya

 

 'Kiss of the Spider Woman', Eclipse Theatre, Toronto

As Aurora, Michalidis absolutely tears up the stage, alternating Hollywood magic with chilling imperiousness, and getting to wear some stellar costumes in the process. read more...

- Ilana Lucas, Mooney on Theatre

As the Spider Woman, Michailidis herself is fantastic, her astonishing voice put to magnetic use in Aurora’s siren-like presence. read more...

- Arpita Ghosal, Seesaya

 

 'Nine in Concert', Podium Productions, Toronto

Exuding star-power, Tracy Michailidis gave a ravishing performance from start-to-finish as Guido's wife, Luisa Contini. "My Husband Makes Movies," was practically a masterclass on how to build levels of emotion in a musical number, and Act II's "Be On Your Own," stole the show. At the end of "Be On Your Own," Luisa sings the words, "and all of me," - the perfect explanation for Michailidis' performance - she gave everything over to the music.

- Taylor Long, Broadway World

Tracy Michailidis as Luisa Contini had the audience in the palm of her hand every time she sang, although her silent moments watching the performance were every bit as powerful.

- Barcza blog

 

 'Life After', Canstage / Musical Stage Co / Yonge St. Theatricals, Toronto

Rachel Bay Jones recently won a Tony for her heart-breaking ballad as Evan's mother in Dear Evan Hansen. But Tracy Michailidis takes "mom-ballad" to a whole new level. If I had to pick one moment from the show that really stuck with me, Michailidis performing "Wallpaper" takes the cake. The way she emotionally builds during the piece is absolutely devastating. I spent the entire show on the brink of tears, but Michailidis, with her bright vibrato, released the flood gates. read more...

- Broadway World

Tracy Michailidis was perfection as Alice’s mother and Frank’s widow. Her restrained performance for most of the piece was full of tension. The mask of perfect widow slipped as she lamented that she used to be someone and now she was “the wife of a famous dead man”. read more...

- Mooney on Theatre

...a committed cast that includes Ellen Denny, Dan Chameroy and Tracy Michailidis giving career-high performances as a 16-year-old and her late father and living mother; and inventive but assured direction from Robert McQueen complemented by a luscious sound from musical director Reza Jacobs fronting a six-piece band.read more...

- The Globe and Mail

 

 'The Other Place', Weston Playhouse, Vermont

Tracy Michailidis embodies a host of women in Juliana’s life — daughter, therapist, kind stranger — stamping each character with a high degree of individuality. read more...

Tracy Michailidis effectively played several characters including a doctor, but most notably the resident of Juliana’s former home in perhaps the most powerful scene in the play. read more...

 

 Reviews on Guys and Dolls, at the Segal Centre, Montreal

With the help of choreographer Jim White, set and costume designer Michael Egan, and an orchestra led by Nick Burgess, she [director Diana Leblanc] has turned the Havana club scene into a showstopper. This sexy romp leads into the highly romantic I've Never Been in Love Before, delivered beautifully by Tracy Michailidis, as the mission girl Sarah gone wild. She is the standout singer of the show, hitting pop opera heights.

Guys and Dolls was in previews, so I won't say anything about it, exept that Tracy Michailidis is a heavenly Sarah Brown

The voices in the show are excellent and the dance sequences wonderfully well performed with panache and great abandon. Of note, the dance sequence done in Havana when 'Sarah' lets all barriers down and discovers another side of herself, is a knock out, and will have you up on your feet shouting Hallelujah!

Tracy Michailidis as 'Sarah Brown', leading those who would save lost souls from hell-fire at The Save a Soul Mission, moves smoothly from her 'holier than thou' preachings to someone who recognizes that even those with a little darkness in them may also have a touch of the light of goodness.

Tracy Michailidis delivers a performance with a luminous soprano that perfectly suits the role of a young girl in the service of faith


23-03-12

Flamboyant and Fantastical

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre tackled Kushner's Goliath script with colossal strength and their self-described 'small but mighty' attitude. The famous play is Jewish American playwright Tony Kushner's most celebrated work, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and catapulting onto the international theatre circuit.

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22-03-12

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's "Angels In America"...

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winner Angels In America is full of potential - but the sprawling epic is so rife with artistic and technical challenges that it has the potential to be electrifying theatre, or an absolute disaster...

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01-12-11

BWW Interviews: Tracy Michailidis talks PARADE

Acting Up Stage and Studio 180 present the Canadian Premiere of PARADE at the Berkeley St Theatre, on now until January 22nd 2011. A Canadian Premiere, this musical showcases the work of composer Jason Robert Brown, a critically acclaimed up and coming lyricist...

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01-12-11

A Marvelous career

Queen's University graduate Tracy Michailidis wasn't even born when songs like Lollipop, Dream Lover and Lipstick on Your Collar were setting teens to jiving in the 1950s and early '60s. But that doesn't mean she doesn't have a fondness for those songs...

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01-08-10

Musical chairs

Fest makes room for new musicals in concert...Back in high school, Tracy Michailidis quit her arts program to become school president. Why? She wanted to integrate arts into the general curriculum...

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30-12-10

Joining the Parade

Tracy Michailidis adds her voice to politically charged musical... Tracy Michailidis is no longer waiting for the Parade. The Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry musical has arrived, and she's joined on in one of the central roles....

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