"My first impressions of Eric's "Brindlebeast" CD. 'Something There' reminds me of the feeling of 'Sunday In The Park With George' (couldn't help but visualize Eric doing the role of George:)So complex, hauntingly beautiful...rich lyrics. It's wonderful to hear Eric singing something original!!! Must be thrilling to go thru the whole wonderful process of building on an original, exciting concept. Sondheim would be jealous of 'Brindlebeast '!
'Cut To The Chase' difficult song to sing . Sometimes Eric's aside spoken words were hard to hear. LOVE the pianissimo at the end fading to end!!! Gorgeous in lyrics as well, contemplative. Yes, do one dare risk to love? Or hold onto what life has brought in the pain of it....
And 'Thank You' on first listen? In tears. Sooooo tender & sweet. 'you've rescued my soul!' chills, Eric!!!
Maggi, I wanted to not analyze by listening to it again...yet...so I could provide initial impression. Thank you for sending this to me!! I have always preferred complex music & lyrics & book, aka Sondheim. Very emotional. Challenging, wonderful to express as a singer/actor.
Anyway, listening to Brindlebeast is SOO rewarding. I will be listening to it many, many more times. I have a very, very good feeling about this' making peace with your beast' piece!!"
Saturday night (Feb. 23rd) marked another wonderful adventure with Eric. Before the cabaret show in Hartford, I was blessed to have dinner with seven other fan friends who traveled from all over of the country to see Eric perform. Maggi made all the arrangements for us to have a nice block of time sharing a meal together before the show and we were able to meet new friends and catch up with those we knew. We laughed and talked as if we had all been together for years and we swapped stories of the first time we saw Eric perform. As his fans know, once you have heard that voice, you never forget the first time!
I had never been to a cabaret show before and you can imagine how exciting it was to have an evening of "just Eric". All eight of us sat at the middle front table - up close and personal and I wondered if that was a little too close for him! Nothing like adoring people hanging on his every note and word! Eric took us on a journey through his career using songs and stories. I especially liked the tales of mishaps that occured during his times on stage. Funny for us to hear but I am guessing not so much for him when they were happening! Hearing Eric sing in a Broadway show or musical event is always a treat but the cabaret experience was something very special. He was able to stir our emotions and make us believe we were with Marius mourning the loss of his friends at empty tables and he clearly conveyed Chris' confusion in asking God why he would send someone to him like Kim. I was amazed that it was possible to accomplish that with just a piano in the background. To close the evening, Eric introduced us to Alexandria Wailes, his co-star in a musical in development called "Brindlebeast". They performed three songs from the new work and together shared much emotion and chemistry. I found myself wondering how many women in the audience would love to trade places with Alexandria and have Eric sing the beautiful song, "Thank You", to them.
Our cabaret night ended with Eric singing, "Love Changes Everything", not just a song but a statement of how love can be a circle that began with Eric's talent and love of music. His voice is a gift, bringing us together so we can forget about life's worries and problems for a little while. After the show, all eight of us went back to the same restaurant for dessert. We talked about how Eric's voice sounded wonderful, how handsome he looked and how we are looking forward to seeing him perform in Grease this summer in Philly. We were all so happy to be a part of his night! The eight of us came to Hartford from states all over the country to feel a little bit of the magic. We love Eric's voice and ability to bring life to characters but we all go the distance for another and probably most important reason. We love Eric away from the stage, too. He is one of the kindest, sweetest and most appreciative people you could ever meet. Yes, he's the whole package.
Maggie,My name is Jennifer. I went last night to see Miss for the second time at the WST. I first saw it on Broadway. When I heard Eric's voice last night, I was mesmerized! He and the entire cast at the WST did a wonderful job! The emotion and sincerity on how they portrayed their roles was amazing! Also, Eric is very easy on the eyes! :) In short, please pass along to Eric and the entire cast of the WST that I really enjoyed the show. As someone who does not have any musical talent what so ever-I truly enjoy watching good theatre. Thank you! Eric- I have become a fan!
I am a specialist in voice care (Vocologist), and a Professor in Speech Pathology. During this week I am visiting Philadelphia as I am attending the 40th Annual Symposium of The Voice Foundation. Today I saw the Miss Saigon show at Walnut Street Theatre. I was seriously impressed with Eric Kunze's voice. Beautiful! He has a new fan.
Miss Saigon Philadelphia feat. Kunze, Chua & MartinoI saw this last night and all I have to say is UNBELIEVABLE...
GREAT production. Eric Kunze is as usual killing the score with his amazing voice..the man should be a huge Broadway star.
From Charlie: I'll never forget seeing Eric for the first time, as Che at Music Circus. He was singing "The Money Kept Rolling in" and he went up there into the stratosphere and the whole audience was glad their chairs had backs or we'd have been blown to the ground! I had never heard a man do that in person before and it was just incredible. Then he can sing so sweetly and longingly so as to break your heart. He's an amazing creature and I'm so very glad he is doing this for a living, the world would be a smaller, sadder place if he wasn't singing in it.
I became a Kunze fan after I saw him as "Joseph" production done in Waltham, MA with the Reagle Players.. My niece was one of the girls chosen to be in the children's choir-- one of the very cute ones dressed in red, and when Maia was chosen to be in the play, her first, she invited me and my family, her cousins, etc. to come up from NY/NJ to see her.. I was very impressed by the entire production, and absolutely B L O W N A W A Y by Eric.
I love Broadway and musical theatre in particular, and had never seen "Joseph" so we were more than happy to travel to MA to see my niece and the show.. And am I glad we did!!... I have never been more mesmerized or wowed by someone as I have been by Eric.. He was beautiful to listen to, and of course nice to look at (though I'm sure he is probably tired of that comment!). I spoke to him for a few minutes after the show, while I was purchasing his "Best of Broadway" DVD (hoping to get more of Eric's work :)), and complimenting him up and down and he was such a nice man, and very humble and down-to-earth..He struck me as someone who you could just ask to go out for a meal to hang out on the spur of the moment, and it would be a nice time! We were only in town for the 1 performance and then we had to head back to NJ, but if I could have worked it out, I would have stayed to catch as many performances of "Joseph", just to experience the production, and Eric's work again..In general it is hard to find "good people" and he definitely struck me as being one of those people you want to keep in contact with, just because they are great to be around. Can you tell that I cannot get enough of Eric or his work??.. Thank god for youtube,but that isn't enough! I will probably wear out the "Broadway Best" DVD if I keep watching it over and over.. I'll probably even wear out the very rough DVD that The Reagle Players did, where Eric wasn't even miked up and you could clearly hear him, though if he were miked the DVD would have been 300% better.. The fact you could clearly understand what he was singing was a sign of a true Broadway professional.. I can't wait for him to be back on Broadway in NYC, or even performing in the NYC area. I love Miss Saigon and Les Mis and would love to see him as Chris or Marius, or any other role!... Not as familiar with WDTW, but I'm sure I would check it out, if it came back to Broadway, with him in it! Can you talk Eric into putting out a CD of his work?? I'm sure there are tons of people out there who would buy it in a heartbeat, I'd be one of the first! I'm so "addicted" to Eric and his fabulous talent, that I might have to call my sister and niece up and tell them we need to take a road trip to see him in NC in March!! (Thanks for posting that info) I just want to thank Eric for having the opportunity to experience him as "Joseph." HIs talent is unbelievable... I wish him much continued success and hope we see more of him on the East Coast (I know he is a West Coast boy at heart...) And thank you, Maggi,for all your efforts in putting together this Fan Club..I don't think there is anyone who deserves it more!...Just so you know, I have never been compelled before to join a Fan Club and I even joined Facebook only so I could participate in the Fan Club, so needless to say, Eric is something special and I can't wait to see his star continue to rise! Thanks for everything! Best regards, Jeannine
Whistle Down the Wind was fabulous! Kunze was EXCELLENT, just excellent. Wow! We had a great time, oh how he can make you cry! He was sooo good! His expressions of pain, confusion, fear, he was fantastic. BRAVO in every way. What a talented cast! Everyone did a great job.
OK, now we really want to see that man do Phantom! He does anguish so well! Seriously, he needs to do Phantom. He is so good, so polished, he doesn't even have to wait! When Kunze sings, oh my, it is like the Angels are singing. He is so gifted, so very gifted. Thank him, please, for sharing his extraordinary gift with the rest of us. He brings beauty to the lives of others, that is a fantastic thing.
Charlie, Marina and Sierra
We keep track of Eric through your fan site and are hoping we will be able to see him in Brindlebeast. We live in Northern Nevada, but grandma lives in Southern California and we were able to take her to see JCSS with Eric as Jesus. He is fabulous! We also were able to see him at Sacramento Music circus as Che' in Evita and again, he was fabulous. He just blew us away. We've got his DVD "Broadway's Best" and look for him on Youtube and follow your fansite.
I just thought I'd make contact to tell you that you do a great job of keeping other fans in the know and giving us a chance to see a bit of him performing even when we cannot be there due to distance. Also, we love it that Brindlebeast will be signed, my niece is deaf and having more things for the deaf and hard of hearing community and their families is an excellent thing. Bravo to everyone who is involved!
Thank you very much.
Eric, just wanted to say that I was lucky enough to see you in JCS here in Minneapolis in October 2004. That was the most incredible stage performance I have ever seen in my life! I just had to tell you that! When you let out the scream in the church when everyone was selling stuff...I'll just never forget that! (Among many, many other scenes). How I wish you were in a film version of that! Best of luck to you always and thanks for a performance I'll never forget!
My daughter and I flew down to Raleigh to see Eric in the role of Chris, this past weekend, and all we can say is that he was A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! We saw him in 2 performances, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon...The emotion and passion he puts into this role, along with his beautiful voice (LOVE HIS CONTROL OF HIS HEAD VOICE!) just made his perfomances outstanding.. There are absolutely no words to describe his overall talent and positive aura... Thank you, thank you, thank you, Eric for being who you are and for sharing your talent with us.. Looking forward to that CD :)
I became a Kunze fan after I saw him as "Joseph" production done in Waltham, MA with the Reagle Players. I was very impressed by the entire production, and absolutely B L O W N A W A Y by Eric. I love Broadway and musical theatre in particular, and had never seen "Joseph" and am I glad we did!!... I have never been more mesmerized or wowed by someone as I have been by Eric.. He was beautiful to listen to, and of course nice to look at (though I'm sure he is probably tired of that comment!). I spoke to him for a few minutes after the show, while I was purchasing his "Best of Broadway" DVD (hoping to get more of Eric's work :)), and complimenting him up and down and he was such a nice man, and very humble and down-to-earth. He struck me as someone who you could just ask to go out for a meal to hang out on the spur of the moment, and it would be a nice time! We were only in town for the 1 performance and then we had to head back to NJ, but if I could have worked it out, I would have stayed to catch as many performances of "Joseph", just to experience the production, and Eric's work again..In general it is hard to find "good people" and he definitely struck me as being one of those people you want to keep in contact with, just because they are great to be around. Can you tell that I cannot get enough of Eric or his work? Thank god for youtube,but that isn't enough! I will probably wear out the "Broadway Best" DVD if I keep watching it over and over. I can't wait for him to be back on Broadway in NYC, or even performing in the NYC area. I love Miss Saigon and Les Mis and would love to see him as Chris or Marius, or any other role! Not as familiar with WDTW, but I'm sure I would check it out, if it came back to Broadway, with him in it! Can you talk Eric into putting out a CD of his work? I'm sure there are tons of people out there who would buy it in a heartbeat, I'd be one of the first! I'm so "addicted" to Eric and his fabulous talent, that I might have to call my sister and niece up and tell them we need to take a road trip to see him in NC in March! (Thanks for posting that info) I just want to thank Eric for having the opportunity to experience him as "Joseph." His talent is unbelievable... I wish him much continued success and hope we see more of him on the East Coast.
And thank you, Maggi,for all your efforts in putting together this Fan Club..I don't think there is anyone who deserves it more!...Just so you know, I have never been compelled before to join a Fan Club and I even joined Facebook only so I could participate in the Fan Club, so needless to say, Eric is something special and I can't wait to see his star continue to rise! Thanks for everything! Best regards, Jeannine
I was in Whistle Down the Wind with Eric Kunze and would just like to say that he is an AMAZING singer!
I am a stay at home Mom with 3 kids that I take to every Broadway musical I can.......within reason, of course.........Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you promote Eric's career. I think he is an amazing, exceptional, talent. My background and major, before kids, was in theater, dance, and directing so I do know a bit about the ARTS. He absolutely stunned me in "Whistle". Please do tell him so. I still can't get over his performance or his beautiful voice!!!! He is a true, natural talent.
I was very excited today to find news about Eric. I saw him in "Whistle Down the Wind" 3 times in Houston, Tx. I took my daughter to see him too. She thought he was phenomenal. He has SUCH an astounding voice!! We had the privilege to meet Eric after the shows, and I asked him why he has not produced his own CD...Please keep us posted on everything Eric is doing. He is a monumental talent!!
Just wanted to let you know how much I loved the DVD. Do you guys have any others that you sell? Was a cd made of the songs? It cheered me up after my surgery and just wanted to thank you and Eric for caring about your fans!
Hope to see you guys soon touring in something! Take care and God Bless!
YAY! I was wondering when a wiki page would go up. I didn't want to do it myself (didn't think it was my business to) but I was starting to get antsy. I look up everything on wikipedia so I'm glad everyone else who does will be able to find him now. WOOT!
Hi there - I am also a big Eric Kunze fan. I live in St. Louis and have been enjoying Eric's performances at the Muny for 10 years almost. I was excited to learn of your web site. So thanks for your dedication in keeping us all up to date on Eric's performances.
The reason for my email is I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. I am a nurse in an ICU at a local hospital and my co-workers decided to prank me. They know of my admiration for Eric and his work, so they got on your site and printed off 30 pictures of Eric and posted them all over my car. There were multiple sayings on them including Happy Birthday, I got a backstage pass waiting for you and some other goofy sayings. Anyway, I thought another Eric Kunze fan would get a kick out of it, so I am attaching a picture of my car. Oh ya, that is how far in advance they thought this through. A friend was waiting for me when I got to my car in the parking garage to take pictures. It was a little embarassing, but funny all the same.
I came across the Eric Kunze fansite after watching Eric play "Che" in Evita at the Sacramento Music Circus. He is one of the best singers I have ever heard! I was lucky to get to meet the cast for autographs after the show and Eric was so nice! My boyfriend's name is Che and when I told Eric, he was really nice about it and let us take a picture with him. I love that he is so down to earth, it made me become an instant fan! I hope to watch him perform again soon! Thank you for maintaining his fansite! I'll be checking it often =)
Thanks for posting those great pictures. Since I saw Eric in Waltham as "Joseph", I've been suffering some serious withdrawal too. Eric withdrawal is a serious issue so the only remedy is MORE ERIC! Haha. He's so awesome - thanks for the updates. I look forward to seeing the pictures from "Evita" next month!
As a regular Muny attendee, I have to say that the production of "Miss Saigon" was one of the best the Muny has put on in the last 15 years! I saw the show the last time it was at The Muny in 2001, but this production was so much more visually stunning and amazing! Ma-Anne brought so much passion to the role of Kim and Francis Jue was incredible as the Engineer. What more can be said about Eric that hasn't already been said...he was amazing, as always! I've been a fan of Eric's since I first saw him perform at the Muny in "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1996 and he amazed me then and in each production he has been in at the Muny since. His performance of Chris was filled with such raw emotion, fire, and passion. It was a perfect performance for a perfect July night in St. Louis.
Eric was FABULOUS as Chris!!! This is the first time I have seen him perform. I am a huge fan now! He has a voice that gives you chills, I will be a regular visitor on this site so I can find out if he will be near St. Louis.
I just returned from Miss Saigon at the Muny and Eric was wonderful again! Last year at the Muny, my daughter shared the stage with Eric and we became instant fans. He was wonderful with the children, proved to be a great role model, and is a phenomenal actor and musician. His voice is unbelievable. My daughter looks up to him as a superstar and I thank him for doing the job he does and inspiring the children who look up to him.
I just came across this website because I was searching for stuff on Eric Kunze. My sister and I have had the pleasure of seeing him first in Miss Saigon, then JCS, and this year when he was in WDTW. After JCS we waited out side to meet Eric, that's when we realized that he isn't just an awesome singer/performer but a wonderful person. He took the time to sign our programs and talk to us. When we heard he was in WDTW we were so excited we had to go at least twice. The first performance he heard our screams for him and smiled and waved to us. When we waited outside, he was very sweet and gracious. Second time we went and were screaming even louder he knew who it was looked for us and smiled and waved. We assured him we weren't stalking him...ha ha. Then this night he even posed for a picture with us and still took the time to thank us for coming. Every performance I see him in, he takes my breath away and that's in and out of the show. Also wanted to say that we talked to a lot of the kids and kids mother's in WDTW and they all had nothing but praise for him and the way he took care of the kids as well as respecting them as a fellow performers. I think everyone should just one time see his performances and they will be as hooked as the rest of us.
Maggi, my daughter and I live close to Norfolk, VA and just stumbled onto Whistle not really knowing anything about it. We loved that show and also were so taken with Eric and immediately wanted to see him again. She found your fansite and that is how we found out about Joseph in Waltham. We love that show anyway and knowing that Eric was going to be in it she immediately started working on getting us there. It was all we hoped for and more. The entire show was wonderful. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay and see it a second time. We would love to see Miss Saigon in St. Louis and kept the dream alive for a while, but we are just not going to be able to swing it. We try to take a trip together once a year, so hopefully we will be able to plan another "Eric trip" in the next year. We have the Broadway's Best DVD and really enjoy that. We hope that he will have a CD sometime soon because we just love to hear him sing songs from the shows he has been in. We got to meet him after the show in Waltham and he seems to be as nice as he is talented.
Last fall, my sister and I had the opprtunity to see Whistle Down The Wind and meet Eric Kunze and other cast members. Thank you for creating this site for all of us who fell in love with the music of Eric!! My sister and I were so blown away we ended up seeing the show six times. Our obsession led us to write to producers to allow this show the chance to be seen and grow. (We also wrote some of the critics who were really missing the point of the show! For example, one said children could not have that kind of pure innocent faith - I work with kids - many do!) I am so impressed with Eric and you are so right that he is very nice and kind to all he comes in contact with!! Thanks again!!
I saw Joseph on Friday night, and was amazed by Eric Kunze's performance. I had the privilege of going to Whistle Down the Wind in February, with Eric starring, and was flabber-ghasted. Ayla Brown proved herself a wondeful narrator, and the group of brothers added a good dose of humor.
Hi! I originally heard about your site when you left me a message on my livejournal page. Thanks for that because I probably would have never known about the performances in Waltham. What can I say? Eric was amazing of course. There seemed to be a little bit of a sound issue but otherwise it was fantastic. I was able to meet him after the show and he's the sweetest humblest guy. He should be cloned.
I was looking to find out what's been going on with Eric Kunze lately and came across your site. It's wonderful that someone is giving recognition to such an amazing performer ! I've been a fan of Eric's since I first saw him in "JCS" in 1996 at The Muny in St. Louis. I've seen him a few times in that production, as well as in "Joseph..", "The Radio City Rockettes Muny Spectacular", "Meet Me in St. Louis", "West Side Story", and "Miss Saigon" all at The Muny. I was planning on seeing "Miss Saigon" this summer and was glad to see that Eric's playing Chris once again...Can't wait !
I am in the production of Joseph with Eric at Reagle in MA, and I was looking at your fan site for Eric and I just wanted to say how great of a guy he is, It's so nice (and rare) to meet someone who's as genuine and nice and down to earth as he is....he has been a dream to work with so far and it really gives me hope to see that ppl can stay normal even when they've been to the top. Glad that you are coming to the show :)
5/13/08 (Miss Saigon)
Eric was incredible! Need I say more? He is truly amazing! ...when he's on stage, he's wonderful and incredibly talented. He makes it look so easy."
Can't believe that you made this site! I have followed Eric's work since I first saw him in Les Miz years ago! So glad he is finally getting the recognition he deserves!
JCS was my introduction to Eric's performance and I was blown away! I have seen the show several times going back to 1971 and this was the strongest Jesus ever.I plan to see him as often as I can and I hope he will make some recordings so we can enjoy the music whenever.
This man is wonderful! I was wowed by his Jesus in JCS and I loved him in WDTW. I don't have the training to judge, but I think his performances are amazing. I am very grateful that this site is now available. I thought of trying to do it but I am sure that this is better than I could have done.I hope that he has lots of sell-outs as long as there is a seat for me! I am looking forward to the summer shows and I hope to see at least one of them!
I’ve never written a fan letter in my life. But then I’ve never been so drawn into a performance or music that I felt such a connection with. There were so many themes and emotions woven into the story and lyrics of WDTW. Feelings of loss and regret. Innocence and corruption. Religious hypocrisy and pure faith. The miracles of faith and love, and redemption. It was almost overpowering. It could have been over the top and unbelievable. But Eric’s portrayal was so precise, so intense, and sensitive with his incredible range. It sucked me right in. I agonized with him in the Beast, I felt the intense emptiness of “If Only”, and the desperation in Unsettled Scores. I think my favorite scene was with the fun he had with the children in The Tribe, followed by the gifts they offered him to help him feel better. Wow. I couldn’t believe the tears streaming down my face.
I had been invited to the show on Friday by a friend with extra tickets, knowing nothing about WDTW or Eric Kunze. I left so impressed I couldn’t even find the words to describe how amazingly good it was. I thought about it all morning the next day, (the haunting you mentioned) and decided I had to go back, to see if it really was that good. I went by myself so was able to get a single seat in one of the first rows. It was even better. So I bought one of the CD’s so I could hold on to the music and the emotion. I was so disappointed listening to the other singer’s version, and realized that Eric’s performance and amazing voice were an integral part of the experience. So I went back the third time for the last performance knowing that this combination of talent would not ever exist again, and tried to etch it into my memory. It was the best performance of all. So emotional!
Convey to Eric that I never heard a bad note from him over three nights, that his vocal range is amazing, and that his ability to connect with his audience in such an emotional way, makes him uniquely talented, and not just another good looking guy that sings. Thank him for perfecting and sharing his talent. It was a gift that I will cherish and remember always.
I saw Eric Kunze in Whistle Down the Wind early February at the Wang Theatre, Boston, with my father , as my birthday present, and became an immediate fan, especially after the "Unsettled Scores" number. I, having become his biggest fan at first sight, Googled him. I found your blog, and was wowed when I heard that you'd met him!
I have searched iTunes, Amazon, everywhere for some recording of him, and have found nothing! Is there a recording of him somewhere? And if not, did you yell at him to make one when you met him? I've listened to him on the same song on YouTube millions of times. I have the WDTW soundtrack on my Ipod, but the original cast recording just doesn't match Eric's vocals.
Seeing that Eric will be doing Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat in Waltham, Ma, with the Reagle Players, I was exceedingly excited! I definitly plan on going to that one. I'm always excited to find new songs to sing from shows.
Thank you for the info on my favorite singer! Most 14 year old girls are obsessed with the newest High School Musical star. My friends bring up Zac Effron, and I bring up Eric Kunze. ~Abby
Thank you for posting the summer schedule for Eric. I saw WDTW and was amazed by his wonderful voice. I am very excited to see he is coming back to MA!
So glad you started a site for my all-time favorite triple threat Eric Kunze. I've been a fan of his since the first time I saw him perform as "Curly" in Oklahoma! at his high school Rancho Buena Vista. I know him and saw his Broadway debut as Marius in Les Miz. Back in 2003 I caught his performance as "Jesus" in Superstar in Norfolk. Eric is a great guy who's very talented and well-liked by all.
I recently attended in Philadelphia a performance of "Whistle Down the Wind. I am not sure what I expected from the evening but I was 'blown' away by the vocals of Mr. Eric Kunze.There were moments during the performance that I was transfixed by one of the finest singers I have heard. (and I am not easily impressed)I am now a new and avid fan and look forward to attending any show that has Eric Kunze in it. I was so impressed that I searched for and found this blog as I was searching for recordings by Mr. Kunze. Sadly I have not been able to find any. If there are none then it is time for this gifted performer to share his voice . I know I will purchase any all recording that he makes.Russell J. Cardamone Jr.
I have been a huge fan of the score from Whistle Down the Wind for 10 years, and always wanted the opportunity to see the show. Finally it was touring, but the closest it would be coming to me was Milwaukee. I live in Champaign, IL. I was sooooo excited, and then the tour was cut short, which was very upsetting, to say the least. I just decided that I was going anyway, so I bought a plane ticket, called a friend of mine who lives in DC; he ordered tickets to the show, met me in Norfolk at the airport, and we got to see the Friday night performance on the last weekend of the tour. I am a single mother of 4 teenagers, and I don't usually even consider such extravagance. In fact, I've never done anything like that in my life...but I am so incredibly glad that I did. Eric Kunze was amazing as The Man! I've never been so impressed by an actor, and I am a performer/teacher/director and have been around theatre my whole life! He truly has the most incredible voice I've ever heard, and I was just in awe of his overall talent and energy throughout the entire performance! I found myself hanging on his every word, and following every move...he just drew the audience in...WOW!!! I will treasure the experience always...Jodi L. Prosser,Champaign, IL
2/20/08 Hey Eric! Do you remember me from good old Vista? My mother sent me your website....so great. I have been in New York the last 10 years working as a costume designer. Can't believe we haven't crossed paths somewhere in this crazy "biz". Please tell your mother hello from me. Best,Mattie Ullrich
"WOW is all I can say to sum up the performance of Eric Kunze as "The Man" in WDTW. I attended his Wed. performance in Norfolk, VA and to my astonishment was amazed by his total performance. As a music teacher and performer I was in awe of Eric's versatile voice and acting abilities. His use of vocal control and clarity really impressed me, as well as his character's interactions with the cast. I was also very impressed with the vocal ability, control and clarity of the children's voices. I thoroughly enjoyed the multi talented cast of WDTW. It's too bad more people/critics haven't been able to understand this musical better."
"He was great in this. You couldn't take your eyes off him. I'm glad I finally found some info on Eric. Hope he keeps doing shows. I'd go just to see him again."
"I was googling Whistle Down the Wind when I stumbled across your blog. I have not seen Eric in this show, but I did see him perform in Jesus Christ Superstar when it was on tour. Though I have not had the privilege of meeting him, I was truly blown away by his performance and was surprised that prior to JCS, I had never heard of him. He's gotten stellar reviews in WDTW so I hope to catch the show at some point. He's such a cutie."
"Eric Kunze was OUTSTANDING in his performance today in Norfolk (2/17/08). With his extraordinary voice, superb acting talent, and divine body, he was perfectly suited for this part in WDTW. I would like to see and hear him onstage performing as the Phantom. Wouldn't that be a tour to see?"