Comments from creators, critics, and collaborators
Fiddler on the Roof (musical theater) at Theatre Harrisburg
press / company feedback
“Marc Lubbers was born to play Tevye. From his facial expressions to his movements and gestures to his vocal inflections and beautiful voice, he gives an emotional performance that captures the audience’s attention.”
Andrea Stephenson, BroadwayWorld.com, Nov. 04, 2023
“Lubbers has a rich voice that projects easily. If his mic were cut, the audience wouldn’t have missed a note. In ‘If I Were a Rich Man,’ he incorporates both an operatic style and livestock noises into the same song, making my favorite number from the soundtrack that much better. With his unrefined mannerisms, impatient manner, and tendency to misquote ‘The Good Book’ every chance he gets, Lubbers makes an astonishingly convincing Tevye.”
Gina Napoli, TheBurg, Nov. 04, 2023
“Theatre Harrisburg just ended an incredibly successful run of "Fiddler on the Roof" thanks, in no small part, to Marc Lubbers. Marc was an exceptional Tevye, bringing both humor and vulnerability to this classic role. His performance brought the audience to tears and reminded us all why this is such a beloved character.”
Lorien Reese Mahay, Executive Director of Theatre Harrisburg
Oleanna (play by David Mamet)
“I know I have said this a lot already but you were wonderful last night. I still cannot stop thinking about the moments you found, the new things you tried on stage that worked so beautifully, and your chemistry overall. You did your job beautifully! I hope this experience was as rewarding for you as it was for me. I genuinely hope that I get to work with you in the future. You were easy to direct and you found so many layers to this character. I am so proud of our production. I appreciate you greatly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
Natalie Beckman, director of Oleanna – April 24, 2022
JG Wentworth opera commercials reboot
"Casting Marc Lubbers as The Conductor for the JG Wentworth “Opera Redux” campaign was a very smooth and fun process. He was well prepared in his self-tape and for our callbacks, even wearing his own tuxedo. He is very responsible, quick to take direction, and very funny. We can’t wait to work with him again!"
ganna hertzog, Producer - January 11, 2023
Casanoir (parody short of Casablanca)
"Thank you for being an absolute mensch on set. You kept those first two days so grounded and I am eternally grateful for that. A brilliantly funny performance. Amazing. It was my pleasure and honor to work with you. Keep it up! Looking forward to seeing you on the next one."
JT Schindler, director of Casanoir – August 2, 2021
Blood Beach (chapter of the anthology feature How Dark They Prey)
"Blood Beach is looking quite extraordinary and we must compliment your excellent performance as a true highlight! You are quite scary as Leon and unraveled the character perfectly for the audience! It is very exciting. Your scene while explaining the cult was absolutely stellar and terrifying! What a great scene for you!"
Jamison LoCascio, writer/director of Blood Beach – June 15, 2021
The Motley Fool ad campaign
"Marc was a joy to work with during the multiple productions that we have cast him in. He is always professional, well-rehearsed with script memorized, and comes to the set with a wonderfully positive attitude. He listens to direction carefully and adapts to different notes with ease. Marc is quick to respond to email, text, or any other method of communication when needed and is calm on set, ready to jump into his scene whenever called. We've hired him for multiple productions (and actively look for more roles we can cast him in!) because he's talented, professional, and effective."
Erica Goodwin, This January advertising agency - January 31, 2023
The Silenced (short film)
"...we can't thank you enough for your time and dedication. Your friendliness, workability, and talent made this film possible and we could not have asked for anyone else to play Sheriff Nicholas."
Tara Tyndall, producer of The Silenced - May 18, 2021
Camille's Game (short film)
"...you took this character, this person who was, to me, all but real, and made him your own. How lucky was I as a director to have actors like you, who asked questions, who close read the script, picked up the nuances I never even pointed out? You asked me at the end of that first day if you gave me what I needed. The answer was an unequivocal, enthusiastic yes. Thank you for helping me on this journey, and I truly hope our paths cross again."
Nick Hawdon, writer/director of Camille's Game - March 1, 2021
30 Years of Night (a new musical shot using Zoom technology)
"Marc Lubbers is a consummate professional actor. During COVID, Marc was cast in 2 roles - as a bartender and as Rev. Ian Paisley, a political firebrand and minister in Northern Ireland - for a staged reading of "30 Years of Night", a new musical we shot using Zoom technology. 17 actors from across the country were cast for this most unusual SAG production. Marc dove in with both feet. Where other actors were at times confused by Zoom, which involved performing at home rather than on stage, before a camera without an audience, Marc adapted seamlessly. He developed his characters using costumes, dialect, and even provided backgrounds to create the right ambiance for each scene. He was loved by his fellow actors and brought vibrancy to the cast and crew. And, he was required to sing several songs with a backing track, which is quite a feat on Zoom, but Marc nailed it. As I said before, he’s a true professional, a very versatile and skilled character actor and a pleasure to know."
Lorna Fenenbock, creator of 30 Years of Night - January 12, 2023
Trillo & Suede (web series)
"Marc Lubbers played the role of Rabbi Shmutsik Pupik in Season 2 of my multi-award-winning Trillo & Suede web series. He played the role perfectly, bringing the character to life in a way that even I had not quite imagined. He was also a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with Marc again."
Jonathan Geffner, writer/creator/executive prouder/lead actor of Trillo & Suede - March 16, 2021
BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Gamut Theatre Group
by Andrea Stephenson, Mar. 1, 2020
Marc Lubbers and Clark Nicholson portray brothers Mayor Peter Stockmann and Doctor Thomas Stockmann. Both actors deliver show-stopping performances in their roles. Their interactions with one another are genuine and emotional-highlighting the tension of brother against brother. Both characters are complex and require a level of finesse to prevent them from becoming too over-the-top. Lubbers and Nicholson are definitely up to the task, delivering performances that keep the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats.
BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Theatre Harrisburg
by Allison Rambler, Nov. 14, 2017
Lubbers quickly gains his momentum in the role of [Pseudolus], and embodies the mischievous nature of his character. He is intelligent, cunning, and full of an easy showmanship that makes him perfect for the role as puppet master...Lubbers often highlights the manipulative side to his character but still maintains a sense of likability; we want to see him victorious no matter how morally questionable his actions might be, and this the mark of a versatile actor.
Lubbers's character choices make the free-spirited nature of his character very well known. He employs a variety of facial expressions and large physical movements in order to make his performance successful, and this helps facilitate Pseudolus's endless confidence. His character can whip out a lie at the drop of a hat, and Lubbers's portrayal of Pseudolus leaves the audience almost in awe at his ability to weave a tale out of nothing. Lubbers is clearly comfortable onstage, and possesses a more than adequate understanding of the comedic timing necessary for farce. Additionally, Lubbers exercises strong vocal talent, especially in numbers such as "Comedy Tonight," "Free," and "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid."