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Lumiere, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Toby's Dinner Theatre 2017

HELEN HAYES AWARD NOMINATED: Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

The Baltimore Sun, Mary Johnson:

Flirtatious feather duster Babette is played with captivating skill by the talented Elizabeth Rayca, and her candelabra suitor Lumiere is expertly defined by Jeremy Scott Blaustein, whose performance in “Be Our Guest” is the unquestionable showstopper of the evening.

DC Theatre Scene, Kelly McCorkendale:

Naturally, the original songs from the film are still the best—catchy, melodic yarns sung with aplomb, especially the crowd-favorite “Be Our Guest,” led by Lumiere but filled with singing dishes, whisks, and silverware. They steal the show in a number that’s hard to steal (the tango! the can-can! tap dance!), especially since Blaustein’s Lumiere is everything we want him to be. Randy, witty, overdramatic, and thick with accent.

DCMetroTheatreArts, John Harding:

Director-Choreographer Mark Minnick has brought together the ultimate cast. Not only do they all resemble their cartoon counterparts and assay their roles with easy professionalism — they also have ideal singing voices for both solo spots and choral harmonies.

Other supporting
cast standouts include the cheerfully effervescent Jeremy Scott Blaustein as everyone’s favorite Gallic candelabra, Lumière. His “Be Our Guest” novelty number gives the excellent full chorus its chance to show off in a culinary, Follies Bergere-style floorshow where even the plates and eating utensils take turns in the spotlight.

Broadway World, Cybil Pomeroy:

Show-stealer status belongs to Jeremy Scott Blaustein as the posh and posturing Lumiere. His physicality is delightful to behold and even when he's bitchy he's adorable.

TheatreBloom, Amanda Gunther

Blazing a beam through the castle with his incendiary personality, Lumiere (Jeremy Scott Blaustein) is more striking than a whole box of matches! Blaustein seizes his moment in the spotlight during “Be Our Guest”; he takes one moment here in which to truly shine and not only does he radiate, but he blinds the audience with his dazzling presence, his sensational characterization, and his vivacious voice. Adapting a physicality that suits the flamboyant French personality of the candelabra, Blaustein stalks his way around the stage in a manner that makes his character truly larger than life. With a French accent that is outrageous and yet well-fitted to the character, he deftly manipulates his stage presence in a way that makes him a central focus when he ought to be, simultaneously balancing himself into the background when others are meant to have attention. Cheeky, hilarious, and full of heart, Blaustein’s Lumiere is phenomenal— one of the brightest spots in the production.

MD Theatre Guide, Mark Beachy

Jeremy Scott Blaustein is on fire as Lumiere, the suave, elegant, romantic, and light-hearted French butler.  

HOTCHKA, Chuck Duncan

Of course the animated denizens of the Beast’s enchanted castle are the real scene stealers, particularly Jeremy Scott Blaustein as Lumiere, the completely over-the-top candelabra with zee thick French accent. He has a tough role because he has no hands, just candles, but it was great fun watching his facial expressions and the way he held his body. And of course he brings the house down with the “Be Our Guest” number.

Richard Henry Lee, 1776, Toby's Dinner Theatre 2015

DC Theater Scene,  Jeffrey Walker

Co-director Jeremy Scott Blaustein, as the flamboyant and randy Richard Henry Lee, near-Lee stole his brief but memorable scenes.

TheatreBloom, Amanda Gunther

Prancing about as the strutting Popinjay, Blaustein imbues the character with a heaping helping of confidence served warm over his simplistic bucolic nature. As ostentatious as his coat, and almost as annoying as the congress believes John Adams to be, Blaustein leaps about with a giddy certitude during “The Lees of Old Virginia” giving the fluffy number some seriously saccharine and ham-glazed substance that is well worthy of the ovation he receives upon his departure.

OUTspoken, Steve Charing

“The Lees of Old Virginia,” is an amusing(ly) entertaining number.

Seymour, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Shenadoah Summer Music Theatre 2016

TheatreBloom, Amanda Gunther

Jeremy Scott Blaustein is the epitome of a nervous nerd, a glum geek, and a dopey dork with his tentative grin, klutzy physical orientation, and his overall adorkable factor. But there is so much more to Blaustein’s portrayal than meets the eye. His gorgeously tuned, perfectly sustained, and gloriously beautiful voice was all but molded for “Suddenly, Seymour”, delivering his half of the duet with such gusto that you believe love truly can bring out radiant heroes from even the meekest of people. Providing star-quality versatility to the rolethere are exceptional moments of character actualization handcrafted by Blaustein that make Seymour a multi-dimensional human being rather than just a caricaturized archetype. This is a refreshing and welcomed change to the traditional portrayal of Seymour. Bursting with heroic bravado for his bit in “Now (It’s Just the Gas)”, Blaustein ensnares the audience with his remarkable vocal ability. Going off the rails by the show’s conclusion, Blaustein unravels everything he’s built into the character and takes him in a maniacal maelstrom of power and determination for one radiant moment of attempted vengeance. Vocally astonishing, with flawless consistency and a tremendously keen sense of stage presence, Blaustein’s your man for this role.

OnStage Blog, Christian Jost

Jeremy Scott Blaustein excelled as the show’s lead, giving us great vocals and a defined character.