"BEST BET: Darlin’s pacing is seamless, his music is thoroughly sharp and fantastical, and his story is excellently balanced in all its forms. Before Johnny Darlin, I have not seen another performer so successfully claim queerness as subversive power. Here, queerness is strength and it is beautiful. It’s not a choice to make, but now it is a choice I would make." TheatreIsEasy on Johnny Darlin: In the Closet as part of FringeNYC 2016
"Michael Doshier as Johnny Darlin is raw talent. He is a profound storyteller and an astonishing vocalist who doesn’t need to hide behind any autotune. Between professing his love for Olly Alexander to getting down in a cubicle, his music is exhilarating and dance-inducing." - TheatreInTheNow on Johnny Darlin: In the Closet as part of FringeNYC 2016
"Pure joy! I dare you to try to get Cubicle Get Down out of your head afterwards!" - The Maxamoo Podcast on Johnny Darlin: In the Closet as part of FringeNYC 2016
"A riff on Hedwig with a Southern Baptist bent." - GayCity News on Johnny Darlin: In the Closet as part of FringeNYC 2016
"The moment in the performance that was the most impactful and memorable was the performance of the song “Olly Alexander,” where Darlin emerges from backstage adorned in a white wedding dress and sings about his first male celebrity crush, singer and actor Olly Alexander. Darlin tossing and crumpling the wedding dress was a lasting image that acutely expressed his anguish clearer that words ever could." Washington Square News on Johnny Darlin: In the Closet as part of FringeNYC 2016
"The music has a slutty gay disco vibe reminiscent of The Scissor Sisters. Johnny lends his sweaty charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent ... for a sound that is naughty, youthful, and would probably sound a whole lot better at 2am after a few drinks." - TheatreMania on Johnny Darlin: In the Closet as part of FringeNYC 2016
"Full of 80s angst; I couldn't help but imagine Molly Ringwald yelling at another Brat pack member for breaking her Pretty In Pink heart." - 50Thirdand3rd on Hump Daze EP
"Clubby, edgy, and pop-embracive. If you get the chance to see him live, he is quite the showman!" - Homoground on Mr. Monogamy EP and live from Bowery Electric.