REVIEW- PERFORMANCE OF GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JERRY
Well-Acted If Flawed Look At Race In Gospel According To Jerry At New Theatre
“With his schedule crowded as a director, Barry University educator and as producing artistic director at City Theatre, it’s easy to forget that Manzelli has such solid acting chops, notable in several productions at Naked Stage, which he cofounded. Here, his Jerry is an affable, amiable mensch whose volubility and energy conceal considerable angst.”
REVIEW- PERFORMANCE OF THE GOLDBERG VARIAITONS
Review: Timing is everything in 'The Goldberg Variations'
“ Manzelli, whose Theodore tries (and spectacularly fails) to convince everyone that he’s not in the least bit prejudiced, has never been better. Meltzer’s lines and the actor’s magic create an eager-to-please character who is immensely likable despite his inability to avoid outrageous comments.”
"Manzelli finely captures the character's henpecked deference and graceless sense of humor but he transcends the caricature when he finally stands up to his wife in the play's final scene. The result is the production's most moving moment."