MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET


John Michael Presney simmers as Carl Perkins, the earthy “father of rockabilly
— Judith Newmark - St. Louis Post Dispatch
...musically committed performances come from ...and John Michael Presney, who as Perkins — the least-known member of the quartet, but a rockabilly pioneer — has a nice scene with Mr. Seals’s Cash and Bligh Voth’s Dyanne...
— David DeWitt - The New York Times
John Michael Presney flashes an easy smile as Carl Perkins, in a memorable interpretation of the early rocker that emphasizes his guitar virtuosity...”Who Do You Love” transported me straight to guitar heaven and I instantly developed a crush on the talented and charismatic Presney.
— Tina Farmer - KDHX 88.1 FM St. Louis
John Michael Presney delivers strong vocals and plenty of hot licks on his Les Paul as Carl Perkins (and) gives his characterization a strong sense of humor, even when he’s ticked off.
— Chris Gibson - BroadwayWorld.com
John Michael Presney crafts a terrific Carl Perkins, his gutsy voice and wonderfully jangling guitar just right for “Blue Suede Shoes” and other hits by this hardscrabble star.
— Jan Farrington - TheaterJones
Presney is a terrific Perkins – he’s brooding at times, even resentful of Elvis’ purloining of his “Blue Suede Shoes” and of Lewis’ irrepressible enthusiasm, but he’s likeable nonetheless. He plays a mean guitar and does a fab rockabilly.
— Stephanie C. Lyons - Pillow Talking
It certainly helps that all the actors/musicians were clearly the real deal. John Michael Presney as Carl Perkins played guitar with the technical and understated virtuosity that made Carl Perkins so effortless in his performances.
— Kathryn Kitt - BroadwayWorld.Com
John Michael Presney is an electric Carl Perkins whose guitar playing is a thing of wonder especially when delivering a knockout “See You Later Alligator”.
— Tom Holeman - CT Post-Chronicle

The cast of the national tour of Million Dollar Quartet performs "See You Later, Alligator" on the marquee of the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, TX

B-Roll from the Westchester Broadway Theatre production directed by Hunter Foster.

John Michael Presney is our first encounter as Carl Perkins...his voice and musicianship do not disappoint.
— Sam Weber - BroadwayWorld.com
John Michael Presney played the guitar like ringing a bell as Carl Perkins. His renditions of “Who Do You Love?” and “See You Later Alligator” were spot on.
— Wayne J. Keeley - Pillow Talking

The First National Touring Cast of Million Dollar Quartet performs at a promotional appearance in downtown Ft. Worth, TX.

B-Roll from the Casa Mañana Production directed by Hunter Foster.

Presney’s guitar is a revelation…
— Andrea Braun - #BOOM
John Michael Presney plays guitar exceptionally well.
— Punch Shaw - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Some Images from :
Geva Theatre Centre - Courtesy of Huth Photography
Repertory Theatre St. Louis - Courtesy of Jerry Naunheim Jr.
Casa Mañana Production - Courtesy of Curtis Brown (rehearsal stills courtesy of Chip Tompkins)
Westchester Broadway Theatre Production - Courtesy of John Vecciolla

 
The childhood best pals...are played nicely by John Michael Presney (as Kai) and Eryn Murman (as Gerda).
— Anita Gates - The New York Times
The Snow Queen is at its best when it’s focusing most intently on Gerda (Eryn Murman) and Kai (John Michael Presney).
— Mathew Murray - TalkinBroadway.com
This critic must take the opportunity to applaud the cast for their committed and exuberant performance. Eryn Murman and John Michael Presney create the perfect match as Gerta and Kai respectively, each in great vocal form with well defined characterizations.
— Joseph Verlezza - Theatre Reviews Unlimited
You can’t help but root for Gerda and Kai, especially when they are played with such devotion by Murman and Presney who are terrific.
— Jose Solis - StageBuddy.com

Images from the New York Premier of The Snow Queen . 

Photo Credit: Haddon Kime

ABC's BETRAYAL

John Michael Presney on ABC's Drama, "Betrayal"