Stephanie Hope Lawlor has been hailed by theatre critics for everything from her 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.
"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?"
"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."
Venus in Fur
"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."
"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
Women of Musical Theatre Festival
"Stephanie Hope Lawlor's crystalline voice was absolutely devastating in Kander and Ebb's beautiful We Can Make It..."
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
"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..."
"Lawlor, in particular, demonstrates that she indeed has the
moves like Jagger..."