“If there were any justice in the way greatness is seared into the collective memory of popular culture, Gretchen Egolf’s portrayal of Blanche in the Guthrie’s current production would go down as one of the most brilliant performances in this play’s long and storied history.” – Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine

The Constant Wife
Denver Center
***Nomination for Best Actress Henry Award 2018
"... played with a wicked blend of benevolence and barbs by Gretchen Egolf...
the perfect Constance: a sweet, pretty woman capable of delivering Maughaum's
most stinging lines with perfect timing and matter-of-factness..."
Beki Pineda, Get Boulder
Titus Andronicus

New York Shakespeare Exchange

"...the fabulous Gretchen Egolf..." - Anita Gates, New York Times

 

"...an outstanding Gretchen Egolf..." - Talkin' Broadway

 

"...[a] fine performance..." - Curtain Up

 

 

Candida

Pittsburgh Public Theater

"Gretchen Egolf is a fascinating presence as Candida, with a look in her eyes that lets us know that she misses nothing..." -Ted Hoover, Pittsburgh City Paper

 

"Egolf's Candida is delightfully self-possessed, smart, and skilled..." -Alice T. Carter, Pittsbrugh Tribune-Review

 

"Gretchen Egolf is perfect as Candida."  -Chris Bondy, The Times

 

"Egolf is amazing..." - 'Burgh Vivant

 
 
Much Ado About Nothing

Barrington Stage Company
“Gretchen Egolf is a perfect Beatrice...athletic, romantic and charming.”  - J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus


“...the magnificent and uniquely gifted Gretchen Egolf...”  -  Charles Guiliano, Berkshire Fine Arts

 

 

Arcadia

American Conservatory Theater
"...played with sensual wit and exquisite double-takes by Gretchen Egolf..." - Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle


"...superlative Gretchen Egolf..." - SFist


"...driven and intense Gretchen Egolf..." - Stage and Cinema


"Egolf’s caustic, guarded performance as Jarvis anchors the play...unbelievably smart..." - Broadway Blog

 

 

Betrayal
Huntington Theater
"Egolf’s Emma is a finely drawn portrait" - Boston Globe


"The glowing Gretchen Egolf finds surprising depth in the character of Emma" - Fuse


"Gretchen Egolf is riveting, as you watch her sadness at the beginning of the play turn into a great passion for life at the end." - WBUR

 

"Egolf brings a sophisticated beauty, strength, and world-weariness to  Emma that unwinds to a simpler more innocent self as the play proceeds." - Boston Theater Ink


"Egolf catches both the pathos and the passion of one of Pinter’s finest female characters." - Bay Windows

A Streetcar Named Desire
Guthrie Theater

***Best Actress Lavender Magazine

 

“If there were any justice in the way greatness is seared into the collective memory of popular culture, Gretchen Egolf’s portrayal of Blanche in the Guthrie’s current production would go down as one of the most brilliant performances in this play’s long and storied history.” – Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine


“Egolf is nothing short of a revelation...Egolf’s performance is a hornet’s nest of contradictions, uninhibited and free of self-consciousness—all the while embracing Blanche’s conundrum of self-obsession and shattered vulnerability.”– City Pages


“With a performance both poetic and ethereal, Egolf delivers an excellent Blanche.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune


“Blanche DuBois often is called the ‘female Hamlet,’ and to watch Gretchen Egolf live the role at the Guthrie is to understand why. This superlative actress magically navigates Tennessee Williams’s bottomless dimensions...Egolf’s rendering of Blanche’s delicate reflections of her dead gay husband will tear your heart out. She even moves beyond Vivien Leigh’s iconic Oscar-winning portrait. Simply put, Egolf’s is a performance for the ages.” – Lavender Magazine


“Egolf masters perfectly the complicated intricacies of Blanche. … this Blanche takes us on a wild, emotional journey of ups and downs... Egolf’s Blanche becomes the catalyst that ignites and makes the play work.” – AisleSay.com
 
As You Like It

Pittsburgh Public Theater
"Gretchen Egolf's Rosalind is delightfully resourceful, adorable and comic-opera plausible..." - Tribune Review

"...Gretchen Egolf, as Rosalind, gives every speech and nuance wonderful meaning..." - City Paper


"Gretchen Egolf is a perky Rosalind, simultaneously commanding and enticing."  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazett

 

"Egolf wields the wit of Rosalind's lines with rapier precision." - Pittsburgh Tattler

Private Lives
Barrington Stage Company
***Best Actress Berkshire Fine Arts

 

"Gretchen Egolf is particularly winning as Amanda, giving her a lanky, elegant, though delightfully loopy comic sophistication." - Variety

"(Egolf) has a smile that is unrestrained and a voice that summons fantasies.  She wears clothes beautifully, dances like a demon-possessed flapper, plays both the fool and the fakir with equal strength and ability.  In essence she is magical in this role, far better than most of the well-known beauties who have played (Amanda)."  -J. Peter Bergman

"Gretchen Egolf is a perfect Amanda - Feisty, and as the author describes her, "looks wonderful." - WBRK radio

"Gretchen Egolf sets the pace as Amanda.  Tall and Hepburn-lanky, she can spit venom, then purr like a well-tupped tigress." - Valley Advocate

 

Going To Saint Ives
Barrington Stage Company

"the elegant and affecting Gretchen Egolf...gives a beautifully nuanced performance..." - Berkshire Arts Almanac


"Egolf is brilliant" - Berkshire Bright Focus

 

More Lies About Jerzy
Vineyard Theater

"Gretchen Egolf is excellent" - Curtain Up
 
Ring Round The Moon
Berkshire Theater Festival

"The beautiful...Egolf has a graceful, willowy presence" - Charles Isherwood, Variety


"Gretchen Egolf is a lovely Isabelle" - Elyse Sommer, Curtain Up
 
Jackie
Broadway

"Gretchen Egolf is a hoot as Christina Onassis, played as a cross between Cassandra and the Bride of Frankenstein." - Charles Isherwood, Variety


"The reenactment of modern Greek tragedy featuring Gretchen Egolf as a maniacally funny Christina Onassis will rouse laughs from even the most stoically poker-faced members of the audience." - Curtain Up

 

All This Intimacy
Second Stage

"Egolf ...offers a smart, sharply observed performance..." - Time Out New York

"Gretchen Egolf in a sweet, smart, vulnerable performance" -  Theater Mania


The Illusion
Berkshire Theater Festival

"Gretchen Egolf shapes her portrayal...with a fine balance of impudence, jealousy, envy, resourcefulness ..." - Berkshire Eagle


Keely and Du
Berkshire Theater Festival

"Egolf excels from her first..moments (and) gets even better as the play progresses, throwing caution to the wind in an all-encompassing, truly passionate performance." - Pittsfield Gazette


"Egolf's spirited, vigorous, passionate performance..." - Berkshire Eagle
 

 
AWARDS


Best Actress
Gretchen Egolf, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Guthrie Theater - Lavender Magazine
 
Best Actress

Gretchen Egolf, PRIVATE LIVES, Barrington Stage Company. - Berkshire Fine Arts
 
MICHEL ST. DENIS AWARD to an exceptional graduating drama student, The Julliard School, 1995

“If there were any justice in the way greatness is seared into the collective memory of popular culture, Gretchen Egolf’s portrayal of Blanche in the Guthrie’s current production (of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) would go down as one of the most brilliant performances in this play’s long and storied history.” – Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine