Photo: Helane Blumfield
With her sleek black gown, her subtle but theatrical jewelry, and her insolent humor, Stone seems to be a natural successor to Julie Wilson.
she torched the blues with such subtle power that one might expect the room to catch on fire from her icy underplaying.
Stone’s very surprising “The Ladies Who Lunch” overflowed with brilliant choices that took it far away from the Elaine Stritch/Patti LuPone mode..
a gentle and touching version of “Something Good.” The song’s title was, in effect, a major undervaluation of a show that was truly something wonderful.
-- Bart Greenberg
Cabaret Scenes (June 2022)
Six Questions with Deborah Stone
-- Night Life Exchange
Ms. Stone's new show HERE I AM! is a little slice of heaven dropped right in the laps of her listeners…
….The only real disbelief, though, should come on the day that Deborah Stone plays to a room that is anything but full, such is the magnitude of her gifts as a nightclub performer...
...she is a dichotomy, a contradiction, a multi-faceted, fascinating woman with life experience and many detours in the road that has led her to this time in her life; and her audience is the lucky beneficiary of the stories that go along with that journey.
Here I Am! is a triumph, not just for Deborah Stone as a performer but for the people who listen to the story and who hear it.
-- Stephen Mosher
Broadway World (Nov 2019)