Acting Reviews

from AMERICAN TRANQUILITY  (World/NYC/DC Premiers)

"Damiano’s performances are remarkable for their directness and lack of artifice, and I found myself revisiting these characters in my mind long after I had driven home and into the next day, a credit to not only Damiano’s performance but the depth of the writing." 

- Jeffrey Walker, DC Theatre Scene

"...a truly impressive performance on the part of Mr. Damiano. Armed with a writer’s ear for capturing dialogue and an actor’s flair for delivery, he makes his characters impressively real and uniquely vibrant."

- James Batholomew, All About Solo 

"The brainchild of the highly talented character actor Daniel Damiano, this show explores many of the social, political and cultural divides that pervade America. -Damiano seamlessly pulls off each of the four individual performances of the characters in his show."

- Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog 

l-r, as Alan, with Jeb Kreager (Mike),

from BODY LANGUAGE.

 

"Daniel Damiano nails the role of Alan, Mike's not too

deep but caring best buddy."

- Amber Gallery, nytheatre.com

 

"..convincingly played by Daniel Damiano."

- Call Me Adam

 As Rev. John Hale, w/ Lindsay Mack (l), in THE CRUCIBLE.

 

"Daniel Damiano, playing the Reverend John Hale,

adds complexity to his character. In the first act,

before the gravity of the situation has been fully

revealed, Hale's shallow Puritanical logic makes for some easy laughs - and Damiano cleverly draws them out."

-NY POST Online, Brooklyn Edition

As Frank, from INTERCHANGE.

 

"In the poignant opening, a son [Daniel Damiano] tells his irascible father [Gerry Goodstein] while on a fishing trip that his cancer is no longer in remission. The son, a single father of a 7-year-old, pleads with his dad to raise his grandson in kindness rather than anger."

- Wilborn Hampton, New York Times

(Critics Pick)


 

As Matt, with Steve Nagle (l), in

THE LARAMIE PROJECT.

 

"But it is Daniel Damiano who steals the night with his amazingly colorful characters and larger than life presence on stage."

- nytheatre.com

w/ Heather Rogers & Angela Hamilton (left),

from AS YOU LIKE IT.

 

"Daniel Damiano played both Duke Frederick and Duke Senior so well, and so differently in fact, that I heard a woman whisper just before intermission 'I didn't know both Dukes were played by the same person until just now.'"

- Jessica McNeill, The Brooklyn Eagle

As Larry Fishbowl, in SUPER FISHBOWL SUNDAY.

 

"Damiano stands out with a crisp, deranged performance…"

- David Cote, Time Out New York

As Popov, with Suzanne Toren, in

THE PUPPETMASTER OF LODZ.

 

"The concierge brings various people to Finkelbaum's door in the hope that they will convince him to leave his room: a Russian soldier, an American soldier, a fellow Jew, a doctor for his ailing "wife," all played by the excellent Daniel Damiano."

    -Paulanne Simmons, CurtainUp.com

 

"Zukerman, on stage for the entire show, does exemplary work; so, too, does Daniel Damiano, admirably underplaying four different 'guests'."

    -Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com

 

"…Excellent support from Suzanne Toren as his sympathetic but increasingly exasperated German landlady, Herbert Rubens as his fellow camp survivor, and Daniel Damiano as a wily German hunter of Nazi war criminals."

    -Nancy Ellen Shore, Backstage

 

"That these witnesses (all played with entertaining variation and pitch-perfect accents by Daniel Damiano) recall the puppets Finkelbaum uses to fill his life and tell his story, cleverly demonstrates that stories are being told on both sides of the keyhole."

    -Maura O'Brien, OffOffOnline.com

 

"In an effort to convince Finkelbaum that freedom is just outside his own locked door, the Concierge elicits the help of several gentlemen: a Russian soldier, an American soldier, a rabbi, and a doctor (all dynamically and skillfully played by Daniel Damiano)"

    -The Improper


 

 

 As Poche, with Miquel Govea (r), in

A FLEA IN HER EAR.

 

"…Andrew Dahl and Daniel Damiano stand out in their ability to immediately take command of the stage and restore wit and reason to mayhem, even in a farcical frenzy where rules and manners do not exist. Their presence alone seems to guarantee some semblance of organization among the chaos."

    - The Columbia Spectator

w/ DH Johnson, John Blaylock, Erin Kate Howard, Patrick Toon and Amy Smith,

in SIDE MAN.

 

"Brilliant performances ... Daniel Damiano projects a helpless yet intuitive crony and heroin addict."

    - Daisy Carrington, In Brooklyn

 

"Fine performances … most especially from Daniel Damiano as the one-eyed heroin addict Jonesy."

- Paulanne Simmons, The Brooklyn Papers

from l-r, as Coach Shelt, Norman, the Poet and Steve Reynolds

from THE HYENAS GOT IT DOWN: TALES OF SAVAGERY, DEPRAVITY & OTHER ACTS OF LOVE -

2010 MITF Award Nomination for Best Actor and Best Production of a Short Subject.

OTHER REVIEW QUOTES (WITHOUT PHOTOS)

for PERFECTING THE KISS (DC Fringe Festival/Arena Stage, 2018)

"Daniel Damiano plays playwright Harvest Carruthers as the kind of tightly-wound and overprotective playwright that most directors want to strangle. In other words, his performance is spot on."

- BroadwayWorld

for ECHOES OF EBOLA (Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2016)

"Damiano's world-beaten callousness makes for excellent viewing."

- Thomas Burns Scully, OnStage Blog

for DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND ACROSS THE STREAM  (2013 Fringe Festival)

 

"Daniel Damiano's Gerald is persuasive in suffering and in anger." 

- Garry Schrader, nytheatre.com

 

for HERESY (Immigrants Theatre Project, at HERE)

 

"The beautifully multi-ethnic cast is mainly very good, especially Daniel Damiano as Augustin…"

  - Duncan Pflaster, Hi!Drama