Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
"As expected, Robert Peterpaul provides a masterful performance in the leading role of Joseph. His amazing acting and powerful voice, particularly showcased on "Close Every Door," leave the audience mesmerized at the caliber of talent he provides to the show. Beyond effectively selling every emotion, Robert Peterpaul continues to excel at going one step further and making the audience feel his character's emotions, too."
"It's a part he was born to play and play it he does. He can act. He can sing. He can dance. And, he clearly works out at the gym.
In the lead role of Joseph, Robert Peterpaul, best known for his stirring portrayal of the troubled, suicidal Moritz Stiefel in DCT's "Spring Awakening," is handsome, confident, sexy, charismatic, vulnerable and personable, which is exactly what the part calls for and how is should be played according to the Webber and Rice rule book. He also brings a refreshing naïveté and earnestness to the part which, in other productions, is surprisingly glossed over. Vocally, he delivers all of his character's songs with the polish, glide and the emotion that they demand, offset by a charm, passion and smoothness that reflects their intended meaning. His emotional take on "Close Every Door" and "Any Dream Will Do," both of which have been re-orchestrated, in part, to complement his big, full-voiced sound, are delivered truthfully and sensitively with Peterpaul in complete control, basking in the mindset of the lyrics, their beauty and their obvious sentimentality."
"The most powerful scene involves teenager Moritz who was phenomenally portrayed by Robert Peterpaul. Moritz was trying to converse with his father about his grades, only to be aggressively slapped across the face, multiple times, as Moritz continued to try in vain to gain approval and acceptance from his father who would have none of it. The proximity of the actors, perfectly timed sound effects, and totally believable reactions from Moritz, including crying, invoke strong feelings of sympathy and genuine concern for Moritz, as Robert Peterpaul's acting was so strong that the audience feels Moritz's physical and emotional pain."
"And then there is Robert Peterpaul, as the ill-fated Moritz, the part that won John Gallagher, Jr. a Tony Award on Broadway. This is a showy role and Peterpaul certainly makes the most of it. His singing voice is great, but what really makes his performance stand out is his acting, as he believably conveys a mixture of shame and wonder, and one really feels for his conflicted plight. It also helps that he leads the song "The Bitch of Living" excellently and his counterpoint duet with Arielle Boutin's Ilse, "Don't Do Sadness"/"Blue Wind," is a stunner."
"One of the plays most difficult acting roles is that of Moritz Stiefel, the school oddball and goof, tortured by day-to-day fears of failing his classes and the mysterious blue legs that haunt his late-light dreams. Like John Gallagher, Jr. from the Broadway production, Robert Peterpaul completely owns and inhabits the part from the moment he appears on the Downtown Cabaret stage. He's funny, he's quirky, he's troubled, he's dramatic, he's often, an idiosyncratic mess. All of which builds and builds into a completely driven, electrifying, three-dimensional performance.
But Peterpaul doesn't stop there. He adds lots of twitchy quirks, ticks and facial twists to the characterization in much the same way as Gallagher did. He also unashamedly allows each and every one of us to feel his pain, his frustrations, his mood wings and his failure in the classroom, and in life. Vocally, he's completely in sync and in tune with the material, most notably when singing "The Bitch of Living," "And Then There Were None" and "Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind.""
The Princess & The Frog
"Robert Peterpaul gives another masterful performance as the male lead, playing the role of the frog who is really Prince Wesley... Robert Peterpaul's singing, dancing, and acting, continue to reflect the consistent high quality that the audience has seen in his previous performances."