THE SHIVA LIST (Short Film 2018)
MR. MACHINE (Short Film 2018)
THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF JURASSIC PARK
"... Dr. Grant's assistant Ellie (an incredible Lesley McKinnell who easily switches from her dumb blonde persona to an uber-smart scientist)..."
"... thanks in good part to a brilliant comic performance by Lesley McKinnell in the role of Glinda. With a clarifying, and at times, operatic voice, McKinnell mines her character for a seeming million moments of mirth."
"... McKinnell's strong soprano is glittery yet grounded, never betraying that she doesn't do this every night of the national tour."
THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF CLUELESS
"... McKinnell's soaring vocals... as sexy teenager Amber, sharply interjects her non sequitors in the most purposely inopportune (but uproarious) moments."
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
Lesley McKinnell, John Rapson, center, and Kevin Massey romp through the flagrant farce “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” at the Ahmanson. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
"... the ravishing McKinnell... proves herself here a true star-in-the-making, with a coloratura soprano you'd expect to hear on a major opera stage, a stunning stage presence, and the ability to transform herself..."
BARBRA STREISAND REVIEW
"... to bring Barbra to life... [McKinnell] does with a sensitivity and unerring ear for Streisand's landmark style without ever lapsing into imitation. Instead, McKinnell offers her own eloquently styled interpretations of Streisand's memorable musical moments rendered in her liquid honeyed tone, impeccable phrasing, and a haunting combination of emotion and restraint."
SIDE BY SIDE
"Lesley McKinnell has an amazing range of her own... clear, pure soprano... but she can growl and hit bottom notes as well..."
CLAUDIO QUEST (NYMF)
"McKinnell is a comic gem as the self-centered royal whose focus in life is being pretty..."
"Lesley McKinnell delivers a great performance as the eccentric Elizabeth..."
HONKY TONK HIGHWAY
"Lesley McKinnell’s rendition of “I’ll Be There” is a touching and sorrowful lament representing roller-coaster relationships..."