"If he was expecting a teary reaction, forget it. Pam, played with acrid humor by Ms. Madigan, barely bats an unmascaraed eyelash."
~ Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"Madigan is terrific as Pam, layering a lacerating coarseness on top of real pain."
~ Mathew Murray, Talkin Broadway
AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG
"However, it is Madigan who totally overcomes the banal character she is asked to portray, making what could have been a side-show religious zealot into a rounded character with heart, soul and feelings that hide beneath the surface of her formulaic piety (her “He touched me” scene is a wonderfully nuanced portrayal of a woman dealing with repressed sensuality)."
~ Geary Danihy, Westport News
"Deirdre Madigan's Peggy goes beyond simply becoming a religious scold, emphasizing mum's loving concerns."
~ David Rosenberg, Curtain Up
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASH AND SPIKE
"Sonia, is given an elegantly nuanced performance by Deirdre Madigan who, in the same role, also gave the shining performance of Philadelphia Theatre Company's production. (Madigan is even better here, with more rope to comically climb.)"
~ Shapiro, on Theatre
GOD OF CARNAGE
"I admit I was a bit curious about the casting of Deirdre Madigan in the role, but she is the real stand-out here. The way her lips curl into a smile while her eyes shoot daggers is brilliant, and her delivery of the script's choicest barbs is perfectly on point. The others are more than fine, but Madigan mines more from what she's given and adds yet another stellar accomplishment to her many witnessed by Pittsburgh audiences."
~ Ann Miner, Talkin' Broadway
THE LITTLE FOXES
"Deirdre Madigan's poignant performance as Birdie, embodies Hellman's version of the antebellum South."
~ Ted Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Madigan as Claire carries the narrative weight of the play, She comes through beautifully – firm and commanding when she needs to be, compassionate otherwise, and always authoritative."
~ Ted Treanor, DC Theatre Scene