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Stephanie Hope Lawlor has been hailed by theatre critics for everything from her authentic sense of "abject loneliness" to her "moves like Jagger," to drawing comparisons to the comedic stylings of Ms. Barbara Streisand, and reminding audiences what it feels like to fall in love.

She has received positive notices for her takes on classic ingenues, comedic cut-ups and vengeful goddesses.

Photo by Joseph Amaral

Stephanie Hope Lawlor is that rare thing, an actress with transformative powers... Lawlor is a revelation... Lawlor is something rare: a real, unvarnished actress. How thrilling is that?

Hamilton Spectator | Spine-Tingling & Heartbreaking


"Stephanie Hope Lawlor is a Hamilton-raised actress who has such a rare gift you long for her to be showcased in some major theatre venue. Until that happens she's going to continue to give stunning performances in plays like Mary's Wedding, proving that indie theatre in this city is not only alive and well but demanding our attention."

Hamilton Spectator | From Broadway to Hamilton, These are the Best Performances of 2018

"Stephanie Hope Lawlor is devastating as Vanda, a tornado of emotion and invention that just never stops. Propelled by erotic tension she's always in touch with playwright Ives' passionate agenda."

Hamilton Spectator | Hot Hot Hot

In rehearsal for Venus in Fur, Rook's Theatre

"Stephanie Hope Lawlor gives a mercurial performance. She is almost always at the centre of attention... demanding our focus, whether she is speaking or not."

The View Magazine | Venus in Fur

Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Stage West Mississauga

"Lawlor... has a terrific set of pipes, but she also has comic flair reminiscent of a young Barbra Streisand. Think the big diva’s early days as Miss Marmelstein in I Can Get It For You Wholesale and you’ll know what I mean. Lawlor is superb..."

Hamilton Spectator | Four Reasons to Go Back and Enjoy the 60s

"Lawlor, in particular, demonstrates that she indeed has the moves like Jagger..." | New Stage West Musical a Nostalgic Treat

"Stephanie Hope Lawlor's crystalline voice was absolutely devastating in Kander and Ebb's beautiful We Can Make It..."

BroadwayWorld Toronto | Women of Musical Theatre Festival

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