Press Quotes from . . . The Wedding Singer
"[I]t is difficult to enjoy any production of The Wedding Singer without giving a lot of well-deserved credit to the actress who plays Rosie, Robbie's young-at-heart grandmother. Gael Schaefer . . . could do it tomorrow night on Broadway without missing a step or seeming out-of-place."
. . . A Wilder Christmas
"Gael Schaefer played the distant relative, Cousin Ermengarde, with a captivating fragility."
-- NY Theatre Guide
. . . Souvenir
"Schaefer's portrayal of Madame Flo creates a complex, charming, delusional woman who combines a childlike innocence and steely determination to produce the music she hears in her head. Schaefer seems to channel Jenkins' voice in all its incomprehensible mystery. This is a feat that requires enough knowledge of singing to be consistently off-key."
--The Baltimore Sun
"Schaefer, in real life an excellent singer, gives full vent to Jenkins’ awfulness . . . ."
--DC Theatre Scene
"It takes a lot of talent to sing as bad as Jenkins, and Schaefer was simply wonderful at it."
"Schaefer has worked with the wonderfully-voiced Judy Kaye, who created the role of Florence for the Broadway production. But Schaefer makes the role her own, bringing out a flair for physical comedy in her portrayal, adding a touch of Lucy to the socialite's character. Kaye's portrayal was a more starched and upper crust woman, but Schaefer's choices make Florence more endearing to the audience."
--Severna Park Voice
"Gael Schaefer as Madame Flo is charming and clueless. Picture a cross between Katherine Hepburn and Karen Black, neither known for their singing, and give her the confidence of a child . . . . Schaefer’s performance is noteworthy on another score: It takes a tremendous talent for a competent singer to sing this badly, and to do so with shameless aplomb takes real guts. . . . will make you laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneously."
. . . Anna Christie
"Schaefer is a willful delight as Marthy, something like the Mammy Yokum of the waterfront."
--Brooklyn Heights Press & Cobble Hill News
. . . The Gondoliers
"Schaefer [is] a master of gesture and tone."
--The Brooklyn Papers
. . . The Wizard of Oz
"[Gael Schaefer is] wickedly good in her roles."
. . . Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
"Schaefer, as Sister Mary, did a marvelous job"
-- Byrne Harrison Online
Contact Gael at 646-460-6346 or email@example.com