Peterson is a phenomenon.He devours the stage. He vamps, slithers and burns energy like a comet plummeting to earth.”

— CABARET, 2000 - Detroit News

Peterson's lurid, playful, manipulative Master Of Ceremonies pushes the great Oscar-and-Tony-winner Joel Grey from your mind in a nano-second".” - Christine Oden

— Miami Herald

In perhaps the finest performance on a South Florida stage this season, Peterson counters Joel Grey's "keep 'em guessing" Emcee character with a look straight from Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols...Peterson's voice and stage persona was a pleasure to watch, whether with a man or a woman. Or a gorilla".” - Lou Mesmeci

— Sun Sentinel (Ft Lauderdale) 2001

The most captivating presence on Thursday was the Emcee, in my view. Peterson growled lyrics and slithered across the stage...” - Whitney Smith

— Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jon Peterson...will drive memories of Joel Grey right out of your head” - John Longenbaugh

— Seattle Weekly

Jon Peterson as the Emcee in the current tour is less puppet-like than Grey, more realistic, even more charismatic” - Mary R. Martin

— Seattle Eastside Journal