"The gloriously gifted Carolee Carmello thrills us with the purity and power of her voice."
—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"GIVE THANKS FOR CAROLEE CARMELLO!
One of our most deeply wonderful actors, Carmello finally gets a giant vehicle that needs her massive talents. Her voice has the shading and shine of buffed metal—copper and piercing one moment, pewter mellow the next."
—Linda Winer, Newsday
"The charismatic Carolee Carmello belts out her numbers like a one-woman church choir."
—Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"SCANDALOUS IS FILLED WITH UNABASHED RAZZLE DAZZLE AND GENUINE HEART!
Carolee Carmello is irresistible."
—Elysa Gardner, USA Today
"SCANDALOUS boasts monumentalist sets by Walt Spangler, blazingly lit by Natasha Katz; heavenly costumes by Gregory A. Poplyk, and a big, old-fashioned, voice-like-a-brass-band star in
—Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News
"While the entire cast is fantastic, CAROLEE CARMELLO PERFORMS MIRACLES! When she sings, there’s magic in the theater. There is absolutely no doubt that she is a Broadway superhero, delivering one of the season’s must-see performances.”
—Erik Haagensen, Backstage
“Carolee Carmello gives a vibrant, all-in knock-out performance in the title role, pulling off gospel numbers and novelty songs with equal mastery. Welcome contributions are made by the amusing Roz Ryan, playing a Kansas City madam turned McPherson assistant, and George Hearn, as the evangelist's sweet-natured father.”
—Robert Feldberg, The Record
“The terrifically talented Carolee Carmello gives a commanding performance.”
—Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News