Performing Arts Reviews and Quotes (Partial Listing):
"... a great communicator! ... Wonderful!"
- American Mezzo-Soprano, Frederica von Stade
(Recital: Salzburg, Austria)
"... a strong, well-trained voice... Magnificent!"
- The Trentonian
"He is a professionally trained artist, however, the depth and breadth of his artistry is
not anything training alone can provide. "
-Theatrical Producer, Annette Fielder
"Most impressive... Savant whose hymn of praise to a stone mason is simply gorgeous..."
- Barry Monush, The Home News ("Working")
"Ain't Mibehavin'--- a Smash Hit!
Roly-Poly Savant was a master comic, and lithe dancer;
his incredible split concluding the very funny "Viper's Drag" was a masterpiece. "
-Burney Garelic, Siuslaw News ("Ain't Misbehavin'", Florence, Oregon)
"Showstoppers like (Savant's) "Viper's Drag"... add to the show's appeal."
Michael Halladay, Contributing Writer (Seattle Gay News ("Ain't Misbehavin'")
"... an excellent singer; most impressive!"
- The Home News
The production showcases the talents of "All for Fun"---DLB, RL, Marc Savant and ACF.
All Four Fun, a professional vocal group, which has opened for Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Gregory Hines and The Four Tops, clearly has a passion for (Louie) Jordan's work. Their considerable vocal abilities breathe life into jazz and blues classics..."
John Angelo, Weekend Plus theatre writer ("Five Guys Named Moe, NJ)
"Congratulations! The reviewers are right, you (all) do make "Five Guys Named Moe"
sparkle like bubbles from a sparking wine..."
- Backstage, (NYC)
"... his portrayal of The Fairy God-Shark was so lasciviously unctuous, you have to like him."
- George Fontana, Key West, The Newspaper ("Flamingo Follies")
"...a GREAT voice and wonderful stage presence!"
Michael Taubenslag, Taubenslag Productions
"... a round, beautiful sound... enchanting, warm and endearing... just a delight!"
- M. Nelson, The Meadows Foundation (Recital)
"The cast is first rate... Savant stands out with a magnificent voice... brilliant vocal control!"
- L. Haywood, The Trentonian ("Sweeney Todd")
"...Savant's musical direction is always on the mark, never overpowering
and always helpful to the performers. What an evening. What a company.
What a show. What a miracle."
- The Courier News ("A Chorus Line")
"He was THE major hit of the Summer Arts Festival!"
- The Watching Arts Centre (Recital)
"Something wonderful, at least to me, happened at the opening party
of the Key West International Jazz Festival. The truly important movers and shakers
of the communities came together and
had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful blend of cultures
and backgrounds without a single axe to grind.
We all shared the goal of promoting and preserving a form of music
that is both historical and current and loved by all who were present.
We owe Marcinho Savant for making this happen, and for a great cause."
- Valerie Ridenour, Key West, The Newspaper
" The show coming to Jazz Alley features a quintet of seasoned New York actor-singers.
Waller look-alike Savant comes on a touch smoother but they do their share of turbo-jiving too... while Savant vamps the reefer madness ode, "The Viper Song."
- Misha Berson, Theatre Critic, The Seattle Times ("Ain't Misbehavin'")
"His broad performing experience makes him a very appealing performer...
He is an extremely talented and gifted young man and worthy of your time and attention."
- Margaret Singer; Karlsruhe, Germany (Letter of Recommendation)
"His beadle, as played by Savant, is also worthy of his role."
- Jim Beckerman, News Tribune Staff Writer ("Sweeney Todd")
"This recommendation is given without hesitation and with complete sincerity. I have had the joy of directing (him) in theatrical productions. I have also recorded with him. In addition to having great character, he is a singer with fine musical abilities. As a recreator, he possesses a fine imagination and has the vocal skill to communicate his ideas to an audience. He is easy to work with and brings joy to the music he renders... is quite worthy of your attention".
- Prof. V. DiMura, Temple University; NJ State Council Fellow
"Congratulations on your exciting production of "Godspell". You, your cast and crew deserve tons of applause for your hard work, energy, and wonderful results.
Thank you for having the courage to take on such a challenge."
- Donna Cable, Director: Office of Alumni Relations, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ)
"Marcinho, you have been such a great friend to me over the years and I consider myself truly blessed to know you. You are a light-worker, a peace-maker, and a beautiful soul. Keep doing what you do ...
-LGBT Activist/Model, Ronnie Kroell
("Friend Movement", "Eating Out: Summer Camp", "Make Me a Supermodel")
"...more than your job. A keen eye and intellect and that is what sets you apart from the rest."
- J. Johnson