My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins) - Actors Theatre of Indiana
"Doug Trapp's portrayal of Professor Henry Higgins is flawless. It's as if he's perfected the role for a decade but ensures the audience believes it's the first, fresh run."
"Doug Trapp's Higgins...is exceedingly well sung and believable throughout. It's a character that gets trickier as time passes. In George Bernard Shaw's original play, Higgins could be a misogynist ass without having to transform into someone we want Eliza Doolittle to end up with. Trapp makes the transformation subtle but clear. When he sings about growing accustomed to her face, not only is the realization believable but so is his own amazement that he's capable of such emotion. Henry and Eliza never speak of love, but the feeling is palpable."
-Lou Harty, Indiana Business Journal
"Taking the leads were Erin Oechsel as Eliza Doolittle and Doug Trapp as her teacher, Henry Higgins. Both shined in their portrayals. As Higgins, although Trapp did remind me of Rex Harrison in several short passages, he made the role his own with new interpretations and subtleties. Both performers are very fine actors as well as accomplished singers and together they present a delightful pairing.
-Ken Klingenmeier, A Seat on the Aisle
Why You Beasting? (Mr Michael Schwartz) -
World Premiere, New York Rep, 2013 Fringe NYC
"...the obviously psychologically damaged Mr. Schwartz, played to such
neurotic, stuttering, twitchy perfection by Doug Trapp, that the audience
broke into appreciative applause at the close of his first monologue.
—Joyce Bender, Usher Nonsense Read the full review
Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judly Garland (Character Man) –
World Premiere, Adirondack Theatre Festival, NY
"Dashing in and out of personalities with the flirtatious flip of a scarf, the casual loosening of a tie or even the mere adoption of an insincere businessman's persona is character man Doug Trapp. The ability to maintain and become a single character completely – emotionally, psychologically, mentally – is a complex endeavor. Trapp's ability to don and doff characters at a supersonic frequency is astounding. Whether exiting the stage as the inebriated original fan of Meyer's music, and reentering as a staunch music business executive with a British inflection, or transforming into a nightmarish mannequin of a pharmacist, cheerfully doling out Garland's Ritalin like it was Pez or M&Ms – Trapp has truly been able to become each character fully. The true delight lies in watching and wondering, when Trapp makes an exit, what zany personality is going to re-enter."
—Bonnie J Ross, The Post Star Read the full review
"The production uses Doug Trapp to create about a dozen supporting characters. While the conceit is almost a theatrical cliche, here it is refreshing because of Trapp's ingenuity. The actor usually has only a single line or two to create a character, an impression or a mood and he is always on the mark. He also does great impersonations of Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin and Carol Channing.
– Bob Goepfert, The Troy Record Read the full review
The Producers (Leo Bloom) – Theatre by the Sea, RI
"Trapp captures the mousy quality and gives physical definition to the transition from mouse to lion. Trapp’s inter-play with Bloom’s baby blanket was done as funny as I have ever seen it done."
—Randy Rice, broadwayworld.com
"It seemed at [The Producers] Broadway premiere nearly inconceivable that anyone could, (or would), ever dare to fill the Lane/Broderick shoes. Theatre-by-the-Sea’s Bob Arnold and Doug Trapp not only fill them, but walk off with them entirely. Doug Trapp worked effortlessly as the classic nerd “Leo Bloom,” the visiting accountant who stumbles on the fact that a producer could essentially “make more money with a flop than with a hit.” From that realization onward, the audience took very unabashedly to rolling in the aisles.”
–Andrew Long, Warwick Beacon/Cranston Herald
"...the two leads play a well volleyed match on stage...Balancing well off Arnold’s crazed characterization is Doug Trapp as the nerdy, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom. Totally believable, Trapp delights, as Bloom grows from a wannabe producer to a full-fledged, first-class schemer. He makes you cheer him on in "I Want to be a Producer" and touches your heart in his duet with Arnold in "Till Him."
—Geri Sereno, Edge Providence
"...Doug Trapp, who was funniest as the nervous wreck of an accountant, before he got into the producing game. There were echoes of Don Knotts in his portrayal."
—Channing Gray, The Providence Journal
"...In walks accountant, Leo Bloom, who is excellently played by Doug Trapp, a New York actor who is a tall, blond haired man who is made up to look like the biggest nerd in the world. Both men have fabulous voices and are expert comedians."
—Tony Annicone, The Theater Mirror
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Ovington/TV Anncr)
-White Plains Performing Arts Center
“a terrific emcee played with Ed Herlihee-Bert Parks panache by Doug Trapp”
—John F Bailey, Citizen Net Reporter
Smoke on the Mountain (Mervin Oglethorpe)—Flat Rock Playhouse, NC
“Doug Trapp gives a masterful performance as the hapless Rev. Oglethorpe...”
—Tim Reid, Asheville Citizen-Times
“...it is especially interesting to watch [June, stage right, and] Mervin, stage left. [Both are] outstanding throughout the play, bringing comedy and contrast with perfect theatrical timing.”
—Franklin Harris, Hendersonville Times-News
Sanders Family Christmas (Mervin Oglethorpe) – Flat Rock Playhouse, NC
“Doug Trapp is marvelous as the church’s high-strung pastor Mervin Oglethorpe, who is all atwitter as he hosts the popular Sanders family...”
—Tim Reid, Asheville Citizen-Times
The Music of Tin Pan Alley (Man) — Stamford Theatre Works, CT
"Only Doug Trapp utilizes his confident tenor voice consistently and effectively in such numbers as ‘They’d Never Believe Me,’ ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby’ and, most notably, in ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning.”
—Geary Danihy, Westport News, CT
“Doug Trapp impresses with a sweet tenor in ‘Sweet Georgia Brown.”
—Rosalind Friedman, Theater Circuit, WMNR 88.1FM
“...launching Trapp into a stirring version of ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby, conjuring up the classic celluloid ‘Bringing Up Baby’...”
—Abby Luby, The Advocate, Stamford CT
The New Yorkers (Waiter) — Musicals Tonight!, New York
“Doug Trapp triumphs in virtually every scene in about a dozen different guises, including the waiter who sings about “My Louisa."
—Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder) — Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, MN
"...Trapp really sells ‘Beethoven Day’ and...does the best job of articulating Charles Schulz’s vision of a little kid with a grown-up sensibility.”
—Dominic Papatola, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Honk! (The Cat) — Jon Hassler Theater, MN
“You’ve got to have a villain, and Doug Trapp sings that role beautifully.”
—Dale Connelly, Minnesota Public Radio
Forever Plaid (Frankie) — Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, MN
"The Plaid boys are back and stronger than ever. Actors Randy Rineck, Sean Nugent, Doug Trapp and Billy Kimmel bring plenty of personality and a terrific sense of ‘50s vocal style to the proceedings.” —Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Trapp is perfect as Frankie, the ‘straight man’ who tries to keep them organized and together as a group...the four actors blend beautifully together.” —Kathy Nelson, Southwest Suburban
"Trapp has the voice most reminiscent of the groups to which the show pays homage.” —Tom Pantera, The Forum, Fargo ND
Anything Goes (Billy Crocker) — Phipps Center for the Arts, WI
"...Billy Crocker is wonderfully played and sung by Doug Trapp. Trapp is just the kind of guy Porter probably had in mind when he wrote those songs. We are lucky to find him at The Phipps.” —Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Fairy Tales (Matthew) — Minneapolis Actors Theater
"...the show featured a sparkling cast...among many standout moments were Doug Trapp’s turn as a very citified cowpoke...” —Rick Nelson, editor, Q Monthly