Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (California)
In discussing why this show is so effective and works so well, the conversation has to begin and end with the leading man himself, Mr. Brandon Albright, in the title role. This man does it all. He sings like an angel, acts with heartfelt emotion and sincerity, and plays the guitar and leaps off of amps like a fiend. He's the whole package. The only problem with Brandon Albright is that he's much better looking than the real Buddy Holly!
--April 21, 2010--BroadwayWorld.com--Amber Romina Cassell
Under Glenn Casale’s exhilarating direction, and featuring a star-making turn by Brandon Albright as Buddy, the current McCoy-Rigby production is an all-around smash. Albright totally convinces as the brilliant singer-musician-songwriter, capturing all of Buddy’s infectious charm, good nature, and enthusiasm. He sounds just like Buddy, accompanies himself impeccably on the guitar, and just as the real Buddy did, holds the audience in the palm of his hand.
--April19, 2010--StageSceneLA.com--Steven Stanley
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Las Vegas)
...the entertainers are spellbinding… Brandon Albright, in white socks, cuffed jeans and black glasses, submerges his leading man good looks to bring alive the geeky rock 'n' roll pioneer. But he and director Phil Shelburne manage something more honest than impersonation. Albright has the vocal chops and charisma to make us believe this man would take the late-1950s music scene by storm. He's able to get at Holly's steely determination, tunnel vision and soft side. It's a multi-faceted depiction that goes deeper than the role deserves.
--June 6, 2009--Review Journal
…The setting is beautiful with the canyon surrounding the theater. It's a fun place to see a show and this was a fun show to see… As Holly, Brandon Albright is the perfect combination of pop music genius and dork. He's got the voice (including the catch patented by Little Richard who, in turn, learned it from R&B legend Ruth Brown) and the look. He's by turn very young and very sure of himself, a multi-faceted personality beautifully portrayed. He does a terrific job.
--June 8, 2009--BroadwayWorld.com (abridged)--Ellen Sterling
Brandon Albright as the military captain from the other side who is unfortunate enough to fall in love with Aida, projects a masculine vulnerability that matches up well with Lewis' bravado. With his boy-band angst, and his character's constantly forgetting to put his shirt on, Albright may well increase the appeal of local musicals in the pre-teen market.
--April 19, 2008--Review Journal
The acting and singing are exemplary. Albright avoids the cardboard quality of all those handsome prince roles. He makes us believe that his character is a man with genuine needs.
--March 29, 2005--Review Journal--Anthony Del Valle
The Last 5 Years
The singing in Stage Door Entertainment's "The Last Five Years" — the story of a divorce — made me wish the evening would go on forever.
--Sept 2006--City Life
The Albrights are first-rate cabaret singers. They have expressive, powerful and sensitive voices. They know how to use them to their best advantage. They also have polished performing personalities that make it easy to enjoy being in their company.
--Sept 6, 2006--Review Journal--Del Valle
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
As Joseph, Brandon Albright is a charismatic, professional-level singer. He knows how to sell a song
--Spring 2007-- Review Journal