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Stuart Little 2
"...Jonathan Lipnicki. So I'm a sucker for talking animals. Stuart Little 2, and its enormously popular predecessor, 1999's Stuart..."

July 19, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Not Just the Goofy Guy
The Actor Behind the Antics of Michael Stuart
"...actor who nearly caused me to lose it was Michael Stuart. Stuart is a playful actor, one who occasionally..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Krapp's Last Tape / Hughie
Pairing of Krapp's Last Tape and Hughie reveals haunted old men and masterful acting by Michael Stuart
"...simply because both were played by the same actor, Michael Stuart. Both men, it may be said, love to..."

May 22, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...May 2, 2010, were assembled by the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Claire Canavan (theatre), Clare Croft (dance), and..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards
"...emcee, Lowell Bartholomee returned to host the affair, while Stuart Moulton and a bevy of beauty queens from the..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander: Time Passages
"...that people in small communities share. Eric Love and Michael Stuart are both credited as director, and while it's..."

July 23, 1999 Arts Review

Frost/Nixon
The show is at its best when its two leads are locked in combat like boxers in a ring
"...Playhouse production when we're watching David Stahl's Frost and Michael Stuart's Nixon, sitting rigidly still in their upholstered chairs,..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Drawer Boy
Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy is a sweet, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately moving story of lifelong friendship well-staged at Hyde Park Theatre
"...Canadian Michael Healey's play is a sweet, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately..."

June 11, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

The Dead Presidents Club
In The Dead Presidents Club, Larry L. King brings together Calvin Coolidge, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon in the afterlife for a lighthearted exploration of these American leaders' strengths and foibles, and the best part of Austin Playhouse's funny, entertaining revival is the inspired work of the excellent team of actors who fully embody these presidents.
"...also look stunningly like the men they are portraying. Michael Hankin inhabits the reticence and dry humor of history's..."

June 13, 2003 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

"We'll Always Have 807 Congress"
The Raging of the Elements, or Indoor Theatre in Austin -- Al Fresco
"...When we produced Sherlock Holmes, sometime PD artistic associate Michael Arthur was tending to the box office. During a..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Born Yesterday
Austin Playhouse's tight revival of the 65-year-old political comedy never shows its age
"...Watching Michael Stuart stomp around the set for Austin Playhouse's production..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Stones in His Pockets
With David Stahl and Michael Stuart playing everyone in County Kerry, this Irish comedy is a delight from beginning to end
"...types to read it. David Stahl plays Jake, and Michael Stuart plays Charlie. In fact, Stahl and Stuart play..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Bernadette Nason
When Onstage Theatre Company was founded 10 years ago, Bernadette Nason told Michael Stuart he'd direct her in the one-woman comedy 'Shirley Valentine' one day – and now that day has come
"...Onstage Theatre Company and directed by company artistic director Michael Stuart. Like Nason, this production is special, as it..."

July 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Growth Spurt
Nine Shows That Transported Me
"...and sense of community of its priceless cast and Michael Raiford's wonderful set;..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Walk in the Woods
Street Corner Arts revives this tale of Cold War arms negotiations with style, notably in the forest set
"...negotiator Andrey Botvinnik, played with subtle, sympathetic sincerity by Michael Stuart – but, as designed by the Crowleys, they..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Six actors play everyone in the holiday favorite, and they become Bedford Falls
"...of Dirk van Allen, Ben Wolfe, Rachel Dendy, and Michael Stuart, whose swiftly shifting postures and accents are a..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Inherit the Wind
Austin Playhouse revival reminds us that the war between creationists and Darwinists still isn't finished
"...Wind comes down to its juggernaut courtroom battle between Michael Stuart's Brady and Dave Stahl's Drummond. Stuart looms heavily..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

The Odd Couple
Director Don Toner serves his Austin Playhouse revival of The Odd Couple well by turning its wonderful characters over to wonderful character actors
"...Toner has done. He's chosen Playhouse acting company veterans Michael Stuart and David Stahl – as reliable a pair..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death
A vague performance at the center of the Public Domain Theatre Company's production of Edward Bond's Bingo diminishes the impact of Bond's play, but does not eclipse it. It feels relevant right here, right now.
"...Ev Lunning Jr. deserves credit; however, there are exceptions. Michael Stuart's Shakespeare and David R. Jarrott's William Combe, the..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Austin Playhouse's production of this early Sondheim musical features some strong work, but it also feels dated and safe
"...the era of camp and silliness. The protagonist, Pseudolus (Michael Stuart), wishes he were free from his life of..."

June 13, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Hail to the Chiefs
By popular demand, the boys of 'The Dead Presidents' Club' are back in town
"...role as Texas' most recent dead prez, LBJ, is Michael Stuart, if not one of Austin's most popular actors,..."

July 16, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Glass Shield
In this often overlooked film by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, To Sleep With Anger), a black cop in an all-white police station confronts racism from his colleagues and incredulity from his family and community
"...Directed by: Charles Burnett. Starring: Michael Boatman, Lori Petty, Ice Cube, Elliott Gould, Richard Anderson,..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...affiliation of arts writers, consisting of the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre/music), Clare Croft (dance),..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

K-Tel Cabaret
Michael Holland and Karen Mack make a performance party out of hits from the Seventies and Eighties.
"...for Billy Joel, Bonnie Tyler, and Boston. Just ask Michael Holland and Karen Mack, a pair of formidable New..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...affiliation of arts writers, consisting of the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Randy Harriman (music),..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre Critics Table Nominations 1997
"...awards for achievement in theatre. The participating critics -- Michael Barnes, Jamie Smith, and Anna Hanks, Austin American-Statesman; John..."

May 9, 1997 Arts Feature

The Government Inspector at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
The St. Edward's University Theatre Department delivers Gogol's Russian satire with gigagags at top speed
"...of corrupt government officials, led by a wacky, wily Michael Stuart as the mayor, scramble to get their town..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's The Norwegians
C. Denby Swanson's comedy with nice hit men is a blast of cool fun, with a hint of danger just below the ice
"...Tor (Michael Stuart) and Gus (J. Ben Wolfe) are hit men...."

Oct. 30, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Waiting for Lefty
Street Corner Arts reveals how Clifford Odets did immersive theatre nearly 80 years ago
"...speak up, inciting union leader Harry Fatt (the ever-versatile Michael Stuart), who shoots back that my row neighbor is..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily
Austin Playhouse's Sherlockian pastry may be light, but Jason Newman's Great Detective is seriously good
"...– is, thankfully, in the latter category. And here Michael Stuart has directed the light dramedy for Austin Playhouse...."

Dec. 5, 2014 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

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