As Mr. Penn/The Ventriloquist/Scarface on Gotham:
The Ventriloquist marks the triumphant return of Mr. Penn (Andrew Sellon). Penn feels abused by Oswald, and his new “boss” wants to settle the score. It would have been easy to play the entire exchange between Scarface (Penn’s wooden dummy) and Penguin for laughs, but there’s just enough pain and confusion showing from Sellon’s performance to sell the scene for the semi-comedic tragedy that it is.
I’m so mad at myself for not seeing this one coming. There was something about Penguin’s assistant, Mr. Penn, that was dripping with super villain but I never connected the dots. Andrew Sellon delivers a phenomenal performance in this episode as the psychotic Ventriloquist. It was perfectly creepy.
As Polonius in Hamlet for Shakespeare@:
Andrew Sellon well balances the comedic and dramatic as Polonius.
(Photo: Will O’Hare)
You get to see the exquisite craft of Andrew Sellon in action. His Polonius is simply genius. His comic timing is wonderful!
(Photo: Will O’Hare)
As Bazzard in The Mystery of Edwin Drood
You’ll want to see more of Andrew Sellon, who brings the same Chaplin-esque feel to his role of Bazzard as he did a year ago to his role as Gaston, the chef in Riverside’s production of An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf.
As Gaston in An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf
A wonderful Andrew Sellon is Gaston, the woebegone chef who does all, no matter how dark, for love.
Sellon is a Chaplinesque master of facial expressions and physical comedy. He is an actor who can convey the heart behind the tears of a clown.
As Charlie in The Foreigner (30th Anniversary Production):
Andrew Sellon is deservedly the star of this show at the Maltz Jupiter. He is understatedly long suffering without being a victim. He represents that bit of everyman in all of us. His physical comedy is intelligent rather than broad. His nerdiness is just right as he is likable rather than pitiable, and his transformation is not so great as to be implausible. His success is in his subtlety.
The linchpin is Andrew Sellon’s creation of the woebegone Charlie. Sellon was one of the multi-faceted chameleons in the Maltz’s The 39 Steps from 2011 and he is an inspired choice to play the clown. Physically, he has all the right body language from the discomfort in his own skin to the wildly animated hero-in-the-making as the play progresses. But his secret is a face seemingly made of rubber.
As Vanya in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Andrew Sellon as Vanya is giving a striking performance. Vanya is the peacemaker almost all the way through the play, until a tour de force monologue shows a complete breakdown in which he reveals much of what lies underneath.
Best moment: a passionate, yearning rant, and Andrew Sellon’s Vanya delivers it with both stunning simplicity and a nod to Durangian absurdity.
As Jim Casy in The Grapes of Wrath:
Andrew Sellon, almost unrecognizable from his other Asolo Rep roles this season, is funny and touching as the former Rev. Jim Casy, who finds a new kind of calling on the trip.
As Canon O’Byrne in Philadelphia, Here I Come!
There’s a brief visit with the local priest, Canon O’Byrne, played with mischievous kindness by Andrew Sellon.
Andrew Sellon impresses in his brief appearance as dutiful Canon O’Byrne, committed to routine.
As Nikola Tesla in The Dangers of Electric Lighting:
Andrew Sellon as Tesla is restrained, formal, tenacious, and passionate about his art, operating on the moral high ground. Impeccably dressed, Sellon’s Tesla is the sophisticated and knowledgeable underdog. The audience’s empathy for Tesla is palpable.
As Gidger in The Violet Hour:
Andrew Sellon often steals the show as the effeminate Gidger, a man who is bursting to come out at a time when men couldn’t.
Andrew Sellon, as the much-put-upon Gidger, provides most of the comic relief with near-flawless timing.
As a host of characters in The 39 Steps:
This production should be nominated for a few Carbonell Awards, including Best Ensemble. One of the best 39 Steps to date. This cast could be on any Broadway stage.
As all 35 characters in I Am My Own Wife:
Andrew Sellon won a lot of fans with his engaging performance as the title character in The Foreigner. He’ll be winning a lot more fans in the coming days with his latest impressively versatile Vermont Stage role as a really foreign foreigner. It’s the rare one-actor play that doesn’t feel like a one-actor play, but his performance is so varied, it’s easy to forget he’s going it alone.
I Am My Own Wife calls for one actor to play 35 characters and conjure up a virtuosic range of accents and emotions–all while wearing a dress. Andrew Sellon excelled at every aspect of the demanding role. Sometimes it was hard to remember that the palpable presence of every character came from just one actor.
As the Fool in King Lear:
Andrew Sellon gave real dimension to Lear’s Fool, the only character able to speak the truth.
Acting as nursemaid and scolding schoolteacher, the Fool (Andrew Sellon) doles out tonics to calm Lear while chastising him through humor and logic, the only way to avoid offending him. Sellon also infuses genuine concern for Lear, worrying about his physical and mental health, desperate to keep him from harm; he is a fool by trade, a caregiver by loyalty and love.
As Wayne in Inspecting Carol:
Andrew Sellon took Wayne through a hilarious series of transformations. The shy deer in headlights became an eager beaver once on stage, but ultimately morphed into a Tasmanian devil who destroys everything in his path.
This production benefits from a stellar comic performance by Andrew Sellon as Wayne, who tries to turn the tables when he discovers he wasn’t hired for his acting ability. With a look and attitude of oblivious innocence reminiscent of Stan Laurel, Sellon is a master of comic timing.
Standouts include Sellon, who is not only a good actor, he’s good at portraying a bad actor.
As Vladimir in Waiting for Godot:
I’ve seen Waiting for Godot many times. But Vermont Stage Company’s poignant rendition has them all beat. Vladimir, nicknamed Didi, takes subtle shape with Andrew Sellon’s deft range of emotional expressions, from red-eyed worry to big-smiling bravado. Didi nurtures and enables his memory-challenged buddy Estragon. The pair’s perfectly timed repartee is outstanding, never missing a beat, and moves the play seamlessly from comedy to tragedy and back again.
As Dr. Rance in What the Butler Saw:
Andrew Sellon has a gleeful, wicked time with Dr. Rance.
–The New York Times
The performing cast is excellent, and particular mention should go to Andrew Sellon as Dr. Rance. Sellon unveils a slight resemblance to Eric Idle but bounds about the stage much like Groucho Marx.
Sellon delivers a smashing, high-speed sketch of jargon-ridden mania.
As Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass Darkly:
Sellon succeeded wonderfully in showing many sides of Carroll’s character. Sellon relies heavily, but not too heavily, on Carroll’s own words. One who was not intimately familiar with Carroll’s writings would never notice the seams between what Sellon has written and what he has taken from Carroll.
–The Knight Letter (official magazine of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America)