….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...
Ms. Stone's new show HERE I AM! is a little slice of heaven dropped right in the laps of her listeners…
...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)
Six Questions with Deborah Stone
-- Night Life Exchange
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
Night Life Exchange
review of '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
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