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Jena Tesse Fox, WestEndTheatreWorld

Irvine Welsh’s You’ll Have Had Your Hole

Brydon and Pfister have a good chemistry together and great timing...very nice work with their Scottish accents...the chemistry among the three men is pretty strong...

thefabmarquee.com

Macbeth

...He is joined by his close friend Banquo—played by the charming Mac Brydon...

Peter Schuyler, nytheatre.com

Much Ado About Nothing

Mac Brydon as Benedick aptly leads the show, turning in a wonderfully wry comic portrayal.

Tulis McCall, Usher Nonesense

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...Adam Jacobi (Mac Brydon) who is a fill-in-the-blank kind of maniac. He is a tyrant given to seizures of grandeur...crisp and on target...Brydon and Fryman leap off the Richter Scale...

Larry Parnass, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Sandbag, Stage Left

The physical comedy worked best. Mac Brydon, returning late in a second role as Gus, a geriatric stage hand, has a lot of fun inching about in contortions of pain.

Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

Rollo’s Wild Oat

The show opens as Rollo meets with a theater manager, Abie Stein (Mac Brydon), to unfold plans for his debut. “ ‘Hamlet?’ ” says the skeptical Mr. Stein. “Do you think anyone wants to see it?

John Beer - Village Voice

Stoppard Goes Electric!!!

...consistently crisp and witty performances...

Roy Proctor, Richmond Times Dispatch

My Three Angels

. . . Brydon is fully functional at play's end

Prof Miller, Upstage-Downstage

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The actors...do splendid work under the direction of Austin Pendleton.

Eileen Reynolds, Show Business Weekly

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Mac Brydon . . . slimy . . . comically vile . . .

Ashley Griffin, TheaterOnline.com

Much Ado About Nothing

as Benedick...Mr. Brydon...made a fantastic transition to the serious Benedick, who is deeply hurt by Claudio's actions...

Helen Shaw, TimeOut New York

The Great Society

The cast members (all game)...

Ed Malin, nytheatre

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It's such a pleasure to see theatre like this.

Heather J. Violanti, nytheatre.com

Summer and Smoke

Brydon brings sharp comic timing to his wry portrayal of Roger Doremus, the mamma's boy and general dormouse of a man...he scurries to the loveseat & fans himself with a palm frond when confronted by his rival...a brilliantly funny moment of unspoken frustration...the funniest scene in the play...

Julie Halpern, OOBR

The Miser

Talented, appealing Mac Brydon was wasted in the one-trick role of Fletch, Harpagon's flamboyantly gay servant.

Alan Miller, A Seat on the Aisle

Pimm’s Mission

Mac Brydon...delivers a truly bravura performance – one might even say a star turn - and deserves a special accolade.

Tim Steffan, TheaterScene

Days of Wine and Roses

The cast is first-rate with Mac Brydon and Laura Siner realistically portraying this doomed marriage.

Joy Resmovits, Columbia Daily Spectator

Much Ado About Nothing

Zins and Brydon are a constant and witty fount of laughter...

Carole Di Tosti, Blogcritics

Pimm’s Mission

the quixotic and darkly insinuating Mac Brydon...vibrant production...flawless acting...Actors Brydon and Tramont are superb...The ensemble work . . . is sharp, unexpected and devastating...must-see production

Pimm’s Mission

The play is worth seeing if only for Mac Brydon’s sharp, animated performance as Pimm. A role that could easily regress to all surface gestures and tells is held on compellingly even keel. The actor gives us a real sense of his character’s whirring mind. Tone is insidiously seductive. A pleasure to watch.

Victor Gluck, TheaterScene

The Great Society

...several of the actors stand out in the ten-member cast...Mac Brydon as Democratic Senator Wayne Morse (described as the “not-so-loyal opposition”)

Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

Irvine Welsh’s You’ll Have Had Your Hole

The standout in the company is Mac Brydon.

Alan Miller, A Seat On the Aisle

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This excellent ensemble...play their roles extremely well...

Hy Bender

Irvine Welsh’s You’ll Have Had Your Hole

Pfister and Brydon...delightfully enthusiastic torturers...Spitting out rapid-fire dialogue and jumping around the theatre like manic five-year-olds with switchblades, Mac and Ian created an electric tension that made their performances among the most memorable to grace a New York stage this year…

bitchyactress.blogspot.com

Macbeth

One of my favorite parts of the show, what brought some levity and humor, was the character Banquo (played by Mac Brydon) who was one of the show's saving graces, acting-wise. Unfortunately, the director cut his part down to nearly nothing. Brydon does a lot with what little role he has left, however.

Joel Benjamin, Theater Pizzazz!

Rollo’s Wild Oat

Mac Brydon, as Abie, works hard to keep up his Noo Yawk accent...succeeding.

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Irvine Welsh’s You’ll Have Had Your Hole

Docksey (Mac Brydon)…takes time out to seduce and become moony-eyed over Dex's girlfriend Laney.

Eva Heinemann + Barry Leibmann, Hi! Drama

Rollo’s Wild Oat

Mac Brydon had that sleazy charm of a Theatrical Manager. I could also see him as bookie in a Damon Runyon story.

Zack Calhoon, zackcalhoon.blogspot.com

Much Ado About Nothing

Brydon's utter physical ease and verbal dexterity made the audience instantly enamored of him.

Joel Benjamin, TheatreScene.net 

The Battles of Richmond Hill

...the all-knowing bartender Sean MacGuire (Mac Brydon, a perfect calm center amidst the little dramas roiling around him)...

Nancy Kelly, Theatre Is Easy

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Mac Brydon as the abusive boss turned whipping boy...plays his character over the top - in a good way. The audience lapped up his scenes because he went full-tilt boogie with the material and seemed to be having a blast...

Richard Hinojosa, nytheatre.com

Stoppard Goes Electric!!!

The piece is very well-acted. I especially enjoyed Mac Brydon...

Duncan Pflaster, Broadway World.com

Summer and Smoke

...she has a proper suitor in the equally-repressed Roger Doremus (Mac Brydon)...The cast is excellent...the members of Alma's book club are hilarious, with perfectly drawn characters that are exaggerated but never become caricature.

Victor Gluck, TheaterScene

Rollo’s Wild Oat

Mac Brydon as manager Abie Stein brings a bit of Damon Runyan to the mix with his over-the-top New York accent...

Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene

R.U.R. [Rossum’s Universal Robots]

The characters Dr. Hallemeier and Dr. Gall are the closest thing to a comedy team in R.U.R. - Mac Brydon and Kevin Bernard find enough dimensions in these two to keep these science geeks grounded, so that their undoing in the second act is all the more touching.

Clifford Lee Johnson III, Backstage

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Austin Pendleton’s direction is masterful. He elicits tight, natural performances from actors playing characters who grow increasingly unnatural...Mac Brydon is delicious as Adam.

William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide

The Great Society

..a very funny scene...his assistant Jack Valenti...shown handing toilet paper to Johnson so he could wipe his butt...

John Chatterton, oobr.com

Irvine Welsh’s You’ll Have Had Your Hole

The key to this production . . . was the energy of Brydon and Pfister. As two crooks on speed they were bouncing off the walls; the staff should have distributed sedatives with the programs . . . In addition to their lightning pacing, these actors seemed to have mastered the Scots dialect . . .

Cindy C., blogcritics.org

Much Ado About Nothing

Mac Brydon is outstanding as Benedick…Mr. Brydon commands the stage with his presence and comic timing...his transformation from woman-hating bachelor to lovelorn suitor is enjoyable...Benedick’s metamorphosis from affirmed bachelor to prospective married man is hilarious…

Holder & Hill, The South Hadley Citizen

I Hate Hamlet

Brydon's Gary proves a perfect foil...a money-obsessed fast talking fellow...a hoot, at once ridiculous and eerily plausible.

Natalie Sacks, Charged.fm

Pimm’s Mission

Mac Brydon as the slick, smug Pimm...expert performance

Matthew Murray, Talkin' Broadway

Days of Wine and Roses

…Brydon and Siner have formed a bond so strong...it seems like they're both at the center of the action, even when they're not. You can almost feel Brydon's eyes boring into Siner as Kirsten begs a neighbor for vanilla extract, for example; their work is really that connected.

David Rooney, New York Times

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...a scene in which Tom reduces his closeted, gay-baiting boss (Mac Brydon) to a simpering slave is priceless, its transitional exchange hilariously played by the two actors.

Brenda Repland, Alhawadeth.info

Pimm’s Mission

The acting is spot on, especially with the two leads, Mac Brydon as Pimm and Ryan Tramont as Thomas.

Frank Kuzler, nytheatre.com

King Lear

Mac Brydon's Edgar weaves his way masterfully through purpose and disguise, never leaving us wondering over his love and loyalty, even in feigned insanity.

Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

Pimm’s Mission

an invigorated interrogation...Mr. Brydon, the play's focus, with a least two-thirds of the dialogue...a sly character...appropriates a credible anxiety and intensity

David Lally, NY Theater Now

Rollo’s Wild Oat

a study in subtle, underplayed comic timing...The acting, too, is delightful.

Michael Portantiere, TheaterMania

Days of Wine and Roses

…blessed with excellent actors in its leading roles…Brydon, whom I enjoyed in a production of Moonchildren, is even better here; he can act in a wonderfully intimate, naturalistic style and yet clearly project his character's emotions...when Brydon does let go, it's chilling.

Sam Thielman, Variety

Stoppard Goes Electric!!!

...Brydon gets a lot of mileage out of Crouch, the caretaker...

Kelly McAllister, nytheatre.com

Summer and Smoke

Mac Brydon . . . super-talented

Karen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium

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...ridiculously high-strung boss, Adam Jacoby (Mac Brydon)...manic...high octane...

Sara Cardace, New York Magazine

Irvine Welsh’s You’ll Have Had Your Hole

Mac Brydon and Ian Pfister deliver remarkable performances.

bitchyactress.blogspot.com

Much Ado About Nothing

Brydon's work was simply amazing. There is really no other way to put it. He was natural in everything he did...his Chevy-Chase/John Ritter-like physicality was reminiscent of the simple beauty of Dudley Moore hiding behind the flowers in the chapel in "10" - hilarious, believable, entertaining and FUN.

Mateo Moreno, Big Vision Empty Wallet

Wisdom Of Obscurity

Brydon’s portrayal of Jim is the strongest in the show...every time he speaks, it’s electric.

David Finkle, Huffington Post

Pimm’s Mission

a slick little thriller...Boal's dialogue is sharp throughout. A tirade through which...Pimm (Mac Brydon)...challenges Staats on a definition of the word "friend" is especially juicy. Indeed, the jeremiad leaps naturally from the characterization of Pimm...

Michael Portantiere, TheaterMania

Moonchildren

Mac Brydon's understated performance as Bob works beautifully...

Jenny Sandman, oobr.com

King Lear

The acting was outstanding, especially…Mac Brydon as Edgar.

Martin Denton, nytheatre

Ian McEwan’s In Between The Sheets

…with Mac Brydon offering a fine supporting turn...

Jane Dentinger, NY Theatre Guide

Pimm’s Mission

The cast is uniformly fine...Mac Brydon...as British ex pat Robert Pimm...is adroitly driven and enigmatic.

This Week In New York

R.U.R. [Rossum’s Universal Robots]

...the sex-starved, goofy Dr. Hallemeier (Mac Brydon)...

Howard Miller, Upstage-Downstage

The Great Society

...the play is well served by its cast...

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