Barry DeBois and Elena Juliano play Guy and Girl, perfectly portraying the lovers crossing-in-the-night story... Their rendition of ‘Falling Slowly’ awakes the soul and brings a tear to every eye.
— Avery Anderson, MET Media, September 13th, 2017 (of Barry DeBois as Guy in Once the Musical, Midtown Arts Center)
Once tells the story of Guy, played by Barry DeBois... It was the most beautiful piece of theater I’ve ever seen.
— Georgia Davis, The Post Athens, October 14th, 2016 (of Barry DeBois as Guy in Once the Musical, National Tour)
Barry DeBois in the role of Robbie, the wedding singer, comes across as likeable, smart and funny.
— Kevin Zimmerman, Times Ledger, August 14, 2013 (of Barry DeBois as Robbie in The Wedding Singer)
DeBois really soars when it is just him and his acoustic guitar on stage.
— Zachary Stewart, TheatreMania, August 14, 2013 (of Barry DeBois as Robbie in The Wedding Singer)
Barry DeBois as Tony has a crystal clear tenor and sweet-cored toughness as the young man struggling to break free of his history. Tony and Maria’s duets are arrestingly beautiful, and together they make you believe that unselfish, unfettered love can still exist.
— Ted Larsen, Parma Sun Post, March 12, 2009 (of Barry DeBois as Tony in West Side Story)
...the CD is an ambitious production recorded with a full orchestra and with singing by some of the local theater scene’s most talented vocalists, among them Barry DeBois...
— Dan Kane, The Canton Repository, November 16, 2008 (of Barry DeBois as Young Scrooge on the album A Christmas Carol)
A skilled vocalist, resourceful actor and appealing stage presence, Barry DeBois is well chosen to play Jamie, a hip writer whose career is starting to take off. At the outset, he conveys the overwhelming joy of new love. By show’s end, after trying to balance a demanding career with an unsupportive partner, he angrily checks out. In between lies a gamut of shifting emotions.
— Dan Kane, The Canton Repository, September 23, 2008 (of Barry DeBois as Jamie in The Last Five Years)
Barry DeBois should also be praised for creating a memorable Captain Hook. He is dastardly, yet hilarious in his efforts to defeat Peter Pan. His deadpan looks aside to the audience (usually as his bumbling pirate crew exhibit their mental ineptitude) make for comic gold. He has the swagger of a Captain Jack Sparrow, but then effectively turns into a sniveling coward when he hears the clock ticking in the stomach of the crocodile that took his hand and is hungry for the other.
— Joseph Ledford, The Budget, May 25, 2008 (of Barry DeBois as Captain Hook in Peter Pan)
I had already known [Barry] as a great singer. However, I now know he is equally talented as a dramatic actor, giving a solid performance as Mitch Albom. His conversational style was believable and his marvelous interaction with Rhodes ran the gamut from hilarious to tear-jerkingly sad. At play’s end, there was not a dry eye in the house, I am sure of it.
— Joseph Ledford, The Budget, January 23, 2008 (of Barry DeBois as Mitch Albom in Tuesdays With Morrie)
A notably talented star of local stage musicals, Barry DeBois shows here that he’s equally skilled as a dramatic actor. As Mitch, a once idealistic guy now married to his job, he conveys an utterly human mix of conflicting feelings.
— Dan Kane, The Canton Repository, January 23, 2008 (of Barry DeBois as Mitch Albom in Tuesdays With Morrie)
As the manly and idealistic Egyptian captain Radames who becomes Aida’s forbidden love, Barry DeBois has a warm singing voice and acting skills that convey a kaleidoscope of conflicting loyalties and emotions. His numerous duets with Ellis are soaring, affecting pop ballads.
— Dan Kane, The Canton Repository, October 16, 2007 (of Barry DeBois as Radamese in Aida)
Barry DeBois gives an appealingly sincere performance ... he attracts attention naturally, and his singing is strong and emotive.
— Dan Kane, The Canton Repository, March 25, 2006 (of Barry DeBois as Jesus in Godspell)