Jonathan Holtzman

"Jonathan Holtzman is spine-chilling as back-from-the-dead Jacob Marley."

 -News Leader

"Director Jim Warren wisely cast Jonathan Holtzman as the regicidally ambitious Macbeth. Holtzman has considerable stage presence and infuses his character with a force so sinister, yet conflicted, that — as he wades through the blood of his victims — we revile him but can't take our eyes off him. From the instant he makes his first appearance, battle-clad and imposing, we know we are in for a treat. And Holtzman delivers it."

 -News Leader

"Jonathan Holtzman's Charles is always a pleasure to see (and hear)"

Mid-Atlantic Traveler

"Particularly noteworthy in differentiating his roles is Jonathan Holtzman, who applies a lazily arrogant Robert Deniro accent to Charles the wrestler, credible backwoods phrasing as Corin the shepherd and an assured tone of nobility as the banished Duke Senior."

-UT Austin Press

"The performances?: Quite satisfying. Jonathan Holzman and Saluda Camp as Oberon and Titania were commanding but quite human, too."

-FRANK RIZZO, The Hartford Courant

"Jonathan Holtzman’s Oberon and Saluda Camp’s Titania are both well-spoken who suggest the otherworldly without a lot of fuss"
-CT Arts Connection

"Jonathan Holtzman as Professor Moriarty plays the confident villain without a heart. He has a fiery temper and a vengeful streak, with a brilliant mind that rivals Holmes."
-Low Country Weekly

"Jonathan Holzman as Mr. Darcy, powerful and fascinating in his calm control which hides his passionate nature"

-Connect Savanah

"Truth is also the keenest attribute of the performances by John Harrell as Lamure, "an usuring merchant," Aidan O'Reilly as Franville, "a vainglorious gallant," and Jonathan Holtzman as Morillat, "a shallow-brained gentleman"


"The conflicts among the group of stranded sailors became a particular source of laughter, with the three shallow gentlemen (John Harrell, Aidan O’Reilly and Jonathan Holtzman) becoming three stooges. Whether crawling across the stage in ridiculous searches for food, drooling over mud, whipping out napkins before cannibalising Aminta or simply being laid out by Patrick Midgley’s Tibalt in a series of sucker punches, the potentially threatening villains became highly entertaining clowns."

-University of Nottingham Press

"Angelo–perhaps the best I’ve seen, played by Jonathan Holtzman"


"Holtzman displays a rich intellect in Angelo, even in the rare gems of humor he occasionally dispenses...Holtzman and Glenzer, coming at this moment from their characters' individual perspectives, turn this into a breath-stopping scene."


"Examples are simple and profound. In the finale when all the characters are reunited, Alonso, King of Naples, says, "These are not natural events; they strengthen from strange to stranger." Jonathan Holtzman so expertly times his delivery of this line (and the rest of the cast so trust his timing) that it generates a huge laugh from the near-capacity audience. A big part of what makes it so funny is how genuinely Holtzman has played the despairing king throughout the play, and even as good news heaps upon good news at the end, he's not quite able to shake his pessimism."


"Holtzman plays Simonides with such euphoric joy as he maneuvers his head-strong daughter and the bashful prince into marriage that he earns the production's first of many exit applauses."


"The Weird Sisters themselves are a special effect in the performing. Jonathan Holtzman, Patrick Midgley, and Gregory Jon Phelps, barechested and wearing black skullcaps and robes of snake-like strands, squeal like children on a Halloween candy high as they behave like a gang of Alex DeLarges from A Clockwork Orange: enchanting evil, sinister innocence, playful malevolence."


"Any feelings of embarrassment over my tears for MacDuff's grief disappeared as soon as i cautioned a glance around and saw that I was not the only one so moved."

-Shakespeare Magazine

"The scene between Holtzman's King, wearing a gold cloak as a cape, and Phelps' Amintor in which the King digs and digs to learn how much Amintor has learned plays with such crisp tension the air crackles on each line."


"and probably the best Macbeth I’ve seen at the Blackfriars. This is due in no small part to the strength of Jonathan Holtzman and Denice Burbach as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Their chemistry was powerful, and Holtzman’s commanding presence on the stage was electric."

" Jonathan Holtzman, Juliet’s father, is both tender and self-righteous as needed"

-CT Theater News

"Jonathan Holtzman is smooth and dazzling as a self-involved promoter who sweeps Izzy off her feet."

"Jonathan Holtzman (Tom) expertly dials up the menace and perversity with a skilled hand."

-Bob Rendell, Talkin' Broadway