"Pat McGann is a fantastic villain/antagonist for the series.
In the end, he's a manifestation of what's antagonistic: corruption, poverty,
capitalism, and so forth. He's a character you love to hate, and the threat he
poses to the protagonists of the series is legitimate and realistic."
Jasmine Blu, TV Fanatic
"Character actor Wayne Duvall is great playing McCarthy's dad..."
Josh Board, Fox5 San Diego
La Jolla Playhouse
"The meaning of intimacy also looms large in
Della’s relationship with Tim, whom Duvall plays
as a genial good-old-boy with a glint of vulnerability;
some of the show’s best laughs (and saddest moments)
spring from their struggles to reconnect."
James Hebert,The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Wayne Duvall’s husband is even more off the shelf, a stolid
plumber who enacts manly southern rituals as a duty and
chooses to play it safe anytime emotion is threatened. But he
also travels what may be the longest road here and delivers the
biggest yak of the show."
Welton Jones, San Diego Story
"She(Faith Prince) shares hilarious stage chemistry with
Wayne Duvall, who plays Della's almost passionless husband Tim.
Prince and Duvall take Della and Tim's relationship seriously, and
their time together is both humorous and sad."
David Dixon, Talkin' Broadway
"Tim is funny, but we will also witness a very emotional, sad side to
Tim. Duvall’s scene with Prince in the bake shop leaves you on the
edge of your seat. It is one of those moments that starts out as a
funny take on life and ends up as a tense, uncomfortable scene as
Della and Tim begin to question what their own married life has
TR Robertston, The Vista Press
Hudson Theater, Broadway
"The rest of the cast is very strong, with Michael Potts, Cara Seymour
and Wayne Duvall as standouts."
The accompanying ensemble cast plays an array of characters
including standout Wayne Duvall as a jovial colleague who
repeats the same story every day to Winston.
"Wayne Duvall embodies the savagely competitive coach
hell-bent on his team winning."
Film Journal International
City Center Encores!
"The terrific ensemble also includes such standouts
as Wayne Duvall, as Huck's drunken father whose
rendition of the comic number "Guv'ment" is a highlight."
"We understand how timeless Twain's grasp of American
archetypes was when we see Duvall's performance as Pap
Finn. His rendition of the song "Guv'ment" is a whiskey-soaked
fusion of soul and resentment. Theatermania
"Huck's ornery father, Pap (Wayne Duvall), delivers a drunken
rendition of "Guv'ment" that seems timeless." Curtain Up
"Wayne Duvall is a chilling Pap Finn." theater scene.net
The Legend of Georgia McBride
The Lucille Lortel Theater
Critics Choice New York Times!
"...the performances are totally flawless."
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"...few can top it for sheer bust-a-gut, lose-yourself, feel-good fun at
the theatre. And it features a very talented cast."
Roma Torre, NY1
"The talented five-person cast sells the setup of Georgia McBride with
real heart. Watching The Legend of Georgia McBride feels like cuddling
up in a snuggie made of tulle and dreams. It's comforting and familiar
in its nonthreatening fabulousness,"
Zachery Stewart, Theatermania
"...standouts Duvall and McGrath, who can do poignant along with punchlines."
"Wayne Duvall (Eddie) plays the club owner (who is always looking to make a buck)
with ease. We should want to hate him, but you just can’t help loving every moment
he is on stage."
Paul Morin, EntertainmentHour.com
"Eddie, played with appropriate clueless warmth by Wayne Duvall.."
David Roberts, Theater Reviews Limited
"Duvall adds humor as the redneck barkeeper who proves as much of a ham as the
Steve Suskin, Huffington Post
The Old Globe
"Wayne Duvall, exuding chicken-fried menace from every pore."
Charles Isherwood, New York Times
"Wayne Duvall, chomping down on his role like it’s a stogie."
Bob Verini, Variety
"In the Old Globe’s new musical “Bright Star,” a troubled small-town mayor
may or may not be seeing ghosts. But you can bet the actor playing him is
going to hear the word “Boo". That’s no criticism of Wayne Duvall’s perfectly
respectable performance in the role; the lusty rebuke he earns from the audience
at the curtain call (or did on Saturday night, anyway) is purely a reflection of his
character’s love-to-loath-him villainy.”
James Hebert, San Diego Union Tribune
"Wayne Duvall pulls out the stops as the manipulative and unscrupulous Mayor
Josiah Dobbs, who may have been assigned a name, but equally needs more
backstory; still, we need this character, and it’s a good sign that Duvall was roundly
booed at curtain call "
Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema
"Wayne Duvall is the guy you love to hate."
Carol Davis, San Diego Theater Examiner
Pride in The Falls of Autrey Mill
"Duvall is especially good as a husband whose bonhomie has evaporated"
Peter Marks, The Washington Post
"Louie (in a powerful performance by Wayne Duvall), comes into the performance
near the end of the first act. Duvall and Lahti are dominating forces on a rapidly
spiraling collision force. The interaction between these two accomplished performers
is what holds this production together. They are a pleasure to watch "
Chuck Conconi, Washington Life Magazine
"Duvall is perfect as the good ‘ol boy Louie stuck in a stale marriage"
Patrick Folliard, Washington Blade
“…deftly played by Wayne Duvall. Duvall’s economic performance packs a
punch – rarely will you see an actor convey so much while saying so little"
Kyle Osborne, Entertainment Or Die
“Wayne Duvall [is] amazing”
Charles Shubow, BroadwayWorld.com
"Duvall's ambivalence is presented perfectly."
Keith Loria, Theatermania
"Christine Lahti is riveting in her depiction of the uptight, social doyenne. Her performance is a perfect contrast to Wayne Duvall’s laidback Southern breadwinner, Louie, who balances out that tension with a restrained — yet effective — portrayal of a husband who harbors other ideas for his happiness."
Jordon Wright, Alexandria Times
Bonnie and Clyde
La Jolla Playhouse/Asolo Rep
"Wayne Duvall is just right as the drawling, redneck Texas sheriff"
Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union Tribune
"Also outstanding are Wayne Duvall as the sheriff..."
"Wayne Duvall is terrific as good ol' boy Sheriff Schmid."
John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times
Happy Days, The Musical
"Other stand-out performances are by Wayne Duvall as Mr. C., who adds
welcome depth to his character."
The Burbank Leader
O'Brother, Where Art Thou?
"Reoccurring figures include Charles Durning's plump curmudgeon-as-state-governor,
John Goodman as a Bible-thumping huckster-cyclops, and, best of all, Wayne Duvall
playing Durning's opponent, a KKK grand dragon with a tiny man (Ed Gale) perpetually
at his side."
Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine
"...even though this film is full of movie “stars”, there are other actors and roles worth
noting, as well. Wayne Duvall (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Lincoln) has a humorous
role as “Captain Richard O’Malley”, and has a lot of fun back and forth banter with
Gyllenhaal’s Loki, adding small moments of much-needed levity throughout this mostly
dark and heavy film."
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