The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
"Barfee (played, no, thoroughly inhabited by Patrick Halley) is a magic-foot-weilding major spaz with suspenders, an unfortunate haircut, and a terrifying peanut allergy. Halley does not let a moment pass in the two hour show without wringing the full comic juice from it. The ice-cold stare Halley shot at a competitor in the opening minutes practically stopped the show." -Arkansas Democrat Gazette
"However hard you rolled your eyes at your classroom equivalent is exactly how hard you'll laugh at Barfee. Each under-the-breath remark, self-assured sneer, and flourish of his 'magic foot' is endlessly brashy and comedic excellence." -Little Rock Soiree
The Bomb-Itty of Errors
"Mr. Halley, who was in the Shakespeare festival’s tour of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the spring, is a find, and a home-grown one — from Poughkeepsie. Every member of the cast creates at least one memorable character, but Mr. Halley’s Luciana (the sister of Antipholus of Ephesus’ wife) stands out again and again. Just try not to laugh when sweet Luciana, in a blond wig and a little-girl dress, talks about what she does at summer solstice parties. -New York Times
"Halley plays the loyal Dromio of Ephesus, the chocolate-smeared blonde dimwit Luciana (who can’t remember her own name) and a crass donut-toting cop. Each is real, believable and fully formed ... if this production were any fresher, you'd slap it." -Westchester Journal-News (NY)
"The standout is Halley. As Dromio of Ephesus he is normal (if there is such a thing in this production), but as Luciana he is hilariously wacky, and as a police officer he has the audience in stitches." -Times Herald Record (NY)
"Patrick Halley is surprisingly good in a comparatively minor role. Thanks to Halley's understated performance, you will love the 'possibly gay' Steve."
"Halley is absolutely charming in this role." -Cleveland News-Herald
"Every detail is exceptional ... Patrick Halley as Stevie is the perfect long-suffering manager of the dollar store." -Cleveland Examiner
"Halley's punching bag of a character, Stevie, is a delight in every moment he has on stage" -Cleveland State Cauldron
"I shall never forget the cheshire grin of Stevie (a sweet Patrick Halley)"
-Cleveland Jewish News
The Taming of the Shrew
"Patrick Halley, as Lucentio's servant Biondello, is a scene-stealer with tremendous comic timing, playing him as a sort of hyperventilating Lou Costello" -Denver Post
The performances by Matt Zambrano (Tranio) and Patrick Halley (Biondello) feel like an homage to the great comic duos of Abbot and Costello, Lucy and Rickie, George and Gracie. I couldn't wait to see what this hilarious team would do next!" -Broadway World Denver
"Denver Center knocks The Bard out of the park ... A Theatrical Grand Slam"
In Love and Warcraft
"A fresh comedy about Geek love ... Halley is hilarious as a Belushi-like loser." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Patrick Halley is a suitably geeky Ryan, and (and hysterically funny as the virtual World of Warcraft dwarf) ... a winner in so many ways, I need a math-whiz avatar to do the adding for me." -Atlanta Theatre Buzz
"Patrick Halley plays Ryan, a real dweeb who sits in his lounge chair, has his chips and drink next to him, and his laptop as his constant companion ... some of the best acting and funniest costuming you'll ever see"
-Atlanta Cultural Arts Review
Love's Labour's Lost
"Performances that suggest vintage screwball archetypes ... the saucy, street-smart juvenile (a Mickey Rooney-ish Patrick Halley)"
-New York Times
"An especially engaging turn is offered by Patrick Halley as Moth"
"Patrick Halley uses a nasal deez-dem-and-doze accent that suits the role - and might fit right in at Broadway's 'Newsies' too ... it is by turns stylish, loopy, witty, and winning." -Westchester Journal-News (NY)
"It's easy to forget that the world is full of people who have yet to see any Shakespeare play. Were such a benighted soul placed in my charge, Hudson Valley's "Romeo and Juliet" might well be our first stop, after which we'd come back the next night for Terrence O'Brien's superlative production of "Love's Labour's Lost." -Wall Street Journal
Lucille Lortel Award Nominee, Best Revival
"Simple yet elegant, modest but meaty ... Matthew Amendt and Patrick Halley make an amusing pair of foppish dandies" -Backstage
"Beautifully acted ... Patrick Halley is particularly engaging"
"This satisfying and fresh production ... Patrick Halley likewise gives his character a winning dose of substance" -Show Business Weekly
"The flamboyant Clitandre was played by Patrick Halley, who was outstanding for his good sense of comic timing" -ArtsConnection
"Perhaps a tad too farcical, but deftly differentiated and, as caricatured by Matthew Amendt and Patrick Halley, good bitchy fun." -Yonkers Tribune
"This cleanly designed, sorbet-cool production will warm the cockles of your theatregoing heart" -TimeOut (Critics Pick)