“More often than not, the "this is me" format of cabaret doesn't work. It does, however, work extremely well when the performer is actually someone who is interesting and engaging enough. Deborah Stone's Here I Am! was one of those moments when it all clicks! She's charming and tells her sordid show business tale with insightful patter, or shall I say dialogue, while comfortably, with a dancers ease, navigates the stage. Vocally spot-on, "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," followed shortly thereafter by a "La Cage aux Folles" medley, made this night one of the best of the year. Teamed with Musical Director John Cook and Director Lina Koutrakos, the show was solid in its construction, personal and touching. There are real moments of vulnerability that make it universal and Deborah is someone you'll be glad to know and her show is one you'll want to see!” — Scott Barbarino, Nite Life Exchange, reviewing ‘Pangea’


“What does a triple threat do when her professional dancing days are over?  In Deborah Stone’s case, she creates a love-letter of a show to the dancer that she was, highlighting her graceful acting skills and her resonant, clarinet-like mix.  Supported by the creative John M, Cook at the piano, and director Lina Koutrakos, Stone, a skilled performer with chops to burn, built an always-enjoyable show of thematically-related high-quality songs presented with elegance and variety…….The show was well constructed….”

I was breathlessly engaged, wondering what strategy the pair would employ next. — Jennie Litt, Cabaret Hotspot


"An elegantly accessible diva of great charm and captivating sweetness....[Deborah Stone] imbues the lyric with its own authority. She makes each word count." — Marilyn Lester, Nite Life Exchange


"Coiffed, bejeweled, and begowned, Deborah Stone evokes the cabaret goddesses of the past... The evening was devoted to sirens, through fatal females that go after what they want and get it. The vixens of Broadway were all present, from Lola to Elvira to Carmen to Venus to Norma Desmond. Through subtle shifts in voice and body language, Stone embodies each of these eternal women with just the right degree of maturity and attitude." — Bart Greenberg, Cabaret Scenes


"Deborah Stone’s Still Exactly Where I Belong was a gem of charm, intimacy, and meticulous musical preparation combined with a personal, heartfelt relationship to the songs." — Michael Miller, New York Arts


"If I had to describe her in one word, it would be 'chanteuse'.... Her experience on stage comes through in her ability to make every word of a lyric meaningful...She looks sophisticated and elegant. Her diction and elocution are superb. Her voice is a very sweet soprano that rises to the occasion." — Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Magazine


"She has an air of dignity and reserve, softened by a friendly sweetness, that suggests the sensibility of an era gentler than our own. In short, she displays grace." — Mark Woods, Bistro Awards