Richard Ayres’s The Cricket Recovers (American Premiere), at the Tanglewood Music Center, August 2019
“…dazzling….a lithe baritone….marvelous singing…”
—Leslie Kandell, The Boston Musical Intelligencer
J. S. Bach’s Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42, at the Tanglewood Music Center, July 2019
“…Nathaniel Sullivan sang the final recitative and aria bringing a joyous sense of hope, confirmed by the final chorale.”
—Steven Ledbetter, The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Gerald Finzi’s Requiem da Camera, with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, November 2018
“…baritone Nathaniel Sullivan sang the Thomas Hardy poem with great eloquence.”
—Harry Rolnick, ConcertNet
Four Cantatas by J. S. Bach, with the Blanche Moyse Chorale & Memorial Orchestra, October 2018
“In ‘Hier, in meines Vaters Stätte‘ from Cantata BWV 32, Sullivan sang with a warm lyricism, danced around by longtime Moyse violinist Mayuki Fukuhara. The lyricism of veteran oboists [Stephen] Taylor and Mark Hill provided the warm bed for Sullivan’s expressive presence in ‘Gott, bei deinem starken Schützen’.”
—Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald
PATH New Music Theater's Simulacrum (World Premiere), at 3LD Art & Technology Center, June 2018
"Much the same can be said for Sullivan who handled the staccato vocal effects and obsessive gestures with impressive strength and precision. Sullivan's pivoting from Elias to bionic leg was so credible..."
—John Hohmann, Schmopera
Avery and Ainsley (World Premiere), part of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's The Dinner Party Operas, May 2018
"AVERY AND AINSLEY, music by Jonathan Fadner, libretto by Scott R. Ritter, directed by Diane Machlin, showed a deft hand for comedy along with sociological insights[....]Yoojin Lee and Nathaniel Sullivan were the winning couple."
—Richard Sasanow, Broadway World
J. S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, with the Blanche Moyse Chorale & Memorial Orchestra, October 2017
"[Sullivan's] natural expressiveness and warmth gave a joyful quality to the 'Et in Spiritum Sanctum.'"
—Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald
HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, with The Orchestra Now, October 2017
"The key to the show is that crazed chansonnier, who alternates narration with strutting, marching in place and whipping out a battery of kazoos, whistles, pipes and other kiddie noise makers[....]baritone Nathaniel Sullivan put on a virtuoso show in the part."
—Andrew L. Pincus, The Berkshire Eagle
"Mr. Sullivan is a marvelous actor, his chanting/singing/falsetto was to the point. He showed humor (a well-rehearsed humor), gave allegiance to both music and words. And gave[...]as ebullient a performance as could be expected."
—Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet