Bernard Bygott | REVIEWS
Bernard Bygott | REVIEWS



“Ruby’s killer treats her like trash, throwing her out and walking away. You’d have to turn to Twin Peaks for a more upsetting death scene on TV this year.”

-Sean T Collins, Rolling Stone (October 30, 2017)



“Bygott is stunning as Macbeth. He was gifted with a towering voice and near perfect articulation. He is physically capable of the many fight scenes demanded by the script. It’s a joy to watch him roam the stage, without fear, in search of a crown and the perks that go with it.”

-David Ritchey, West Side Leader (August 11, 2016)



“He is pure magic on the stage.”

-David Ritchey, West Side Leader
(July 9, 2015)



“The comic star of the show.”
-Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal (July 8, 2015)



“This leads to some of the funniest scenes in the play, as Bygott crawls up the outside of a staircase, doing a dandy impression of Lucille Ball in awkward physical distress.”
-Christine Howey, The Cleveland Scene (July 8, 2015)
“Bygott, whose bellowing character is larger than life, is especially funny while in battle with a French soldier whose language he doesn’t understand.”
-Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal (August 9, 2015)
“Scott Campbell as Bardolph, Bernard Bygott as Pistol and Snezana Jelic as the Boy were also hilarious in their scenes.”
-April Helms, Nordonia Hills News Leader (August 7, 2015)
“The final moment of the show features Bernard Bygott as Kenneth, the son who left their world way too soon. It is handled with beautiful honesty and is a very touching moment to end the show.”
-Kevin Joseph Kelly, (March 27, 2014)



“Bernard Bygott is excellent as Posthumus.”

-David Ritchey, West Side Leader (August 8, 2013)


“…a tribute to both Bygott and Fortin’s fine acting and Shakespeare’s brilliant words.”
-Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal (July 12, 2013) 
“Bernard Bygott uses his intensity to fine effect whether in the throes of love or beset by jealous demons.”
-Christine Howey, The Cleveland Scene (August 7, 2013) 
“Bygott is a first-rate actor. He seems to be perfect for the romantic lead, but then he reveals his strong abilities for physical comedy. Bygott’s performance is worth the price of admission.”
-David Ritchey, West Side Leader (July 11, 2013)


“Standouts in the talented cast include Bernard Bygott and Benjamin Fortin as master and servant, times two.”

-Christine Howey, The Cleveland Scene (July, 10 2013)


“Bernard Bygott turns in a great performance as Alceste’s friend and foil, Philinte.”
-Tyler Moliterno, The Cauldron Newspaper (October 31, 2012)
“Bernard Bygott is very funny as a tipsy wino working as a sleepy Santa Claus with a tinny bell.”
-Fran Heller, Cleveland Jewish News (December 12, 2012)
 “Bernard Bygott is a powerful Oberon.”
-Christine Howey, The Cleveland Scene (July 18, 2012)



“Bernard Bygott is a delight as the boisterous big talker Gratiano.”

-Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal (August 15, 2012)


“McNees, Pine and Bygott set high performance standards for the acting company.” 
-David Ritchey, West Side Leader (August 16, 2012)
“…and a hilarious Bernard Bygott as Richardetto.”
-Charles Culbertson, Staunton News Leader (February 23, 2006)
“Baritone, Bernard Bygott, is a feverishly inspired troubadour, his physical comedy is full of mischief but doesn’t steal from his earnest vocal performance.”
-Lewis Whittington, Edge Philadelphia (November 29, 2010)


“…Bernard Bygott in the role of Borachio, a minor supporting character gives the finest, most consistent performance in this production.”
 -Kevin Gardner, NPR, New Hampshire Public Radio (June 20, 2008)

“Bernard Bygott – one of the funniest men alive – tackles the role of Touchstone’s wife.”

-Charles Culbertson, Staunton News Leader (March 9, 2006)


“…James Keegan and Bernard Bygott as the two Dromios, whose antics (accompanied by an array of vaudeville-esque sound effects) are guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes.”
-Charles Culbertson, Staunton News Leader (June 23, 2005)


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