Algernon - The Importance of being Earnest
"Doherty is wild in Wilde. He enters shirtless after playing the piano. He sprawls this way and that on the sofa. And he handles Wilde's language with the same aplomb with which he executes some of the show's funniest bits."
- Rohan Preston, Star Tribune
"Doherty is brilliantly cast as the scene-chewing 'Drama Queen' Algy, who alternates between boredom and hysterical passion as he searches for love and an antidote to his soul-draining idleness."
- Christine Sarkes, Aisle Say - Twin Cities
"Michael Doherty siezes the opportunity to steal scenes as this barbed-witted man-child."
- Ron Hubbard, Pioneer Press Twin Cities
"[Michael Doherty and Corey Brill] play their roles superbly with Doherty really adding a physical playfulness to his characterization that finds added humor with every moment."
- Rob Dunkelberger, The Stages of MN
"The dynamic duo of Corey Brill (Jack) and Michael Doherty (Algernon) is unmatched in this production. Watching their friendship's highs and lows throughout the production is one heck of a roller coaster ride that they are just as happy to go on, as we are as the audience.
- Joe Sarafolean, Broadway World
Francis Henshall - one man, two guvnors
lyric repertory company
"[B]rilliantly played by Equity actor Michael Doherty... One Man, Two Guvnors is a blend of slapstick and physical comedy that Doherty performs with manic glee."
- Charlie Schill, Cache Valley Daily
"Doherty embodies the spastic, hungry energy of the servant with bouts of physical comedy that are as impressive as they are hilarious. He also clearly communicates with the audience members he brings onstage in such a way that provides feelings of safety, while at the same time ‘improv’-ing jokes with them that elicit roars of laughter."
- Belle Frahm, Utah Theater Bloggers Association
Malvolio - twelfth night - lyric repertory company
"[An] inspired casting choice was assigning the role of Malvolio to Equity actor Michael Doherty... As Olivia’s obsequious major domo, Doherty is over-the-top brilliant."
- Charlie Schill, Cache Valley Daily
"[T]he most stand out performance of the night was given by Michael Doherty as Malvolio. Doherty was fully committed to every gag and was hysterical to watch... Doherty is just the right amount of over-the-top and absurd as he arcs Malvolio from haughty butler to raving lunatic."
- Heather Hurd, Utah Theater Bloggers Association
Dogberry/Antonio - Much ado about nothing
"But the funniest of all: Michael Doherty as the foolish security guard Dogberry, with Mobley doubling as his dimwitted right hand man, Verges. These two are written as a comedic duo for the ages, and Doherty and Mobley are indeed too funny for words. Physicality, timing, delivery -- it all adds up to an audience bursting with laughter."
- Kelsey Lawler, Broadway World
"As the leader of these dunderheads, Michael Doherty plays Dogberry with considerable comic skill. Paired with his assistant, the older Verges (Will Mobley), Dogberry brings to mind the comic film, Dumb and Dumber."
- Anne Siegel, Third Coast Review
"As the incompetent marshal Dogberry and his factotum, Michael Doherty and Will Mobley leave no shtick unturned in their folie a deux of utterly unwarranted machismo, with inspired silliness reminiscent of the old SCTV show.
- Jeff Grygny, Play on Milwaukee
"Michael Doherty doubles amusingly as a fussy nobleman and the Three Stooges-like constable Dogberry."
- Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee
Mr. Green - Clue- Utah shakespeare fest
"Michael Doherty as Mr. Green stole the spotlight frequently, thanks to his mastery of physical comedy. With his spastic movements (such as when searching for a key on a corpse) and rubbery face, Doherty often single-handedly enhanced the comedy of a scene."
- Russell Warne, Utah Theatre Bloggers
“Clue, thanks in large part to the hilarious performances of festival veterans Michael Doherty (as the easily panicked Mr. Green) and Aaron Galligan-Stierle (as the bombastic Wadsworth) is a sharp, intermission-free 90-minute romp."
- Bruce Bennett, St. George News
lavatch - All's well that ends well
Utah shakespeare festival
"Doherty brought energy and humor to every scene, and I often yearned for him to return to the stage."
-Russell Warne, Utah Theatre Bloggers
Photo Credit: Roger Mastrionni
Photo Credit: Karl Hugh
Bristol Riverside Theatre Pictured: Danny Rutigliano (left), Fred Inkley (center)
Connecticut Repertory Theater Pictured: Jen Cody (right) Photo by Gerry Goodstein
Utah Shakespeare Festival Pictured: Brendan Marshall-Rashid (left), Tasso Feldman (right) Photo by Karl Hugh
Utah Shakespeare Festival Photo by Karl Hugh