|“… a tour de force for this natural comedian. Tansey, like all good comedians,
employs every facet of his physical and mental trappings to propel us along from
one side splitting line to the next. And this fellow knows what to do with a line."
-Asbury Radio Theater Reviews
“Tom Tansey [gives] a warm and humorous performance”
-New York Times
“Ronnie is the standard ‘groom's best friend', but Tansey makes a lot
more of it and getting his own laughs along the way.”
-The Two River Times
|“Tansey, as the sleazy preacher, invests his character's climactic scene with
chilling solemnity as he describes his dream of using Catherine's money…
Tansey's portrayal makes it clear we don't want to know what she ever saw in him.”
-Bucks County Courier Times
|“Tom Tansey knocked the part of Bucky right out of the park!”
-Donny Broussard Reviews
|“''Over The Tavern' – especially in this fluid production staged by the company's
artistic director, Tom Quinn, and with a pitch-perfect cast – is thoroughly charming.”
|“…a tight ensemble with big vulnerabilities, for whom a spelling trophy is ultimate
success. Saturday's opening-night audience…clicked into these characters
immediately, forming a conspiracy on both sides of the playhouse's stage.
They applauded not just for the actors' spirited, on-target performances,
but for correctly spelled words, as in a real spelling bee.”
“The level of acting in this production cannot be overemphasized; each actor holds
their own to the utmost degree and every single person on stage was so in tune with his
or her character that there are times you believe you’re watching a real spelling bee.”
|The Best Man
|25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
|Over The Tavern
|“I had a great time in Scranton (that's a sentence I've never said before...). There is a
true gem of a [theater] space there and judging by the opening night crowd, an engaged
audience. For me, the trip would have been entirely worth it just to see the production.
You guys were so true to the play and approached it with such commitment and
obviously got that the laughs cannot be forced—they land where they land.
The play works when it is emotionally on target and that was so true on Friday night!”
|“Tansey handles his role with a selfless and beautifully uncomplicated portrayal of an
aging man secretly frustrated and depressed by all the things that could have been.”
|“The play, about a nebbish who's too embarrassed about his utter lack of personality to speak
with anyone at a lodge where he's staying down South, is getting a polished production at Bristol
Riverside Theatre, where artistic director Keith Baker stages it with a fine sense of the ridiculous.
|"The twists and turns kept me guessing until the end!
I was so on edge. I almost fell out of my seat!"
-Mio Kim, BET's American Gangster
|"A striking film. It turns the relationship between murderers and victims on its head."
-Jessica Bloustein, formerly of Newsweek.com
|“Tom Tansey makes an excellent nasty dad and, later, a grown-up whom life passes by.”
|“Entertaining? Wildly so at times, and terrifically funny, especially whenever
Tom Tansey wandered across the stage, either picking born-to-lose fights
with drunks, or performing songs about the emptiness of his life without Barbara.”
|-Richard Dresser, Rounding Third Playwright & Opening-Night Special Guest
“Richard Dresser's two-man play is a compassionate comedy about a clash of
philosophies regarding Little League coaching and child-rearing. Durkin and Tansey are
well-matched...each is an ordinarily unique human being and easy arouse our empathy”
|“'The Undead' resists pop-culture zombie cliches while exploring not-quite-life after death
in five facinating short plays. V.F. Zialcita's The Haunting and Greg Romero's Dallas are
ethereally poetic, while Joy Cutler's The Frogg Prince and Brian Grace-Duff's The Death Card
provide more conventional laughs. In Working Stiffs, Colleen Quinn presents her wickedly
absurd corporate powerpoint, building hilarious horrors to a perfect final twist.
|Tom Tansey's three lead roles and Rick Hormer's zombie clown head up a strong
ensemble, and Matt & Melissa Dunphy's "Up Your Cherry" wrap it all together wittily
with zombie rock. Death isn't the end!"
-Philadelphia City Paper
|“Tom Tansey plays Albert, a character who comes off more like a male brunette version
of a blonde, but this characterization has depth. Albert may not understand, but he feels.
|The Dinner Party
|The entire cast blends beautifully, moving in and out of various arrangements smoothly,
making the characters real and the situation of the play entirely believable.
This is a funny and touching production.”