Harry McEnerny V | Actor | New York

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"Miraculous McEnerny"

-Boston Arts Review

 

“McEnerny holds the stage like a master.”

-Houston Press

 

“McEnerny does an impressive job with one of the most difficult roles an actor can play”

-Metro Boston

 

“McEnerny delivers a fascinating performance that confidently carries the production.”

-Fuze Theatre Review

 

“McEnerny's performance is instantly authentic and will break your heart.”

-JoycesChoices.com

 

“McEnerny’s energy, charm, and jubilant enthusiasm are… devastatingly alive.”

-Houston Press

 

“Lon Chaney, Jr. is said to have given the performance of a lifetime as Lennie in the 1939 version of OF MICE AND MEN. This past weekend I witnessed another tour de force as Lennie, that of Harry McEnerny as the developmentally disabled migrant, in the MOONBOX production at the Boston Center for the Arts.”

-Boston Arts Review

 

“Unlike many performances of intellectually disabled individuals, McEnerny’s performance as Lennie is thoroughly believable and endearing, which is no easy trick to pull off as anyone who’s suffered through performances by Rosie O’Donnell or Cuba Gooding as mentally challenged adults can attest. He is terrific as the childlike Lennie.”

-Boston Events Insider

 

“McEnerny manages to walk the nuanced line between Lenny’s child-like behavior and his struggle to stay within the sensible boundaries George sets for him. Keeping far away from the clichés of the village idiot, McEnerny delivers a fascinating performance that confidently carries the production.”

-Fuze Theatre Review

 

“McEnerny is a large man with a bit of a baby face, perfect for playing the role, which requires an actor to adopt the mannerisms and speech patterns of a mentally challenged person and keep them consistent throughout the 150-minute length of the production.  It’s an incredibly difficult role that requires great focus and concentration, and McEnerny is up to the task.”

-On Boston Stages

 

“McEnerny, another popular Boston-area actor and EMT, is uncanny here. He avoids eye contact towards other characters. His childish insistence, repetition, cowering, then his inability to realize his own strength or stop while physically protecting himself during an attack, are dramatically realistic.”

-Theatre Mirror

 

“Some of the most powerful performances of the season… McEnerny and Tayler stand out in particular, partly because they have the most to do, and they each do it so well.  In McEnerny’s case, the task is to portray someone of low intelligence in a way that feels accurate and complete; he does this, avoiding the pitfalls that undo so many performances by smart actors required to play characters of limited intelligence.”

-Edge Boston Review

Harry received an  Elliot Norton Award  nomination in 2013 for Outstanding Actor for his interpretation of "Lennie" in  Of Mice and Men  with  Moonbox Productions .

Harry received an Elliot Norton Award nomination in 2013 for Outstanding Actor for his interpretation of "Lennie" in Of Mice and Men with Moonbox Productions.

Harry and his cast mates won an  Elliot Norton Award  in 2013 for Outstanding Ensemble for their work in  Avenue Q  at the  Lyric Stage Company of Boston .  Harry played the role of "Brian."

Harry and his cast mates won an Elliot Norton Award in 2013 for Outstanding Ensemble for their work in Avenue Q at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.  Harry played the role of "Brian."

Harry received an  I  ndependent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award  nomination in 2013 for Best Supporting Actor (Musical) for his role as "Moonbeam" in  Lumberjacks in Love  at the  Stoneham Theatre (now- Greater Boston Stage Company)

Harry received an Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award nomination in 2013 for Best Supporting Actor (Musical) for his role as "Moonbeam" in Lumberjacks in Love at the Stoneham Theatre (now- Greater Boston Stage Company)

Harry received an  I  ndependent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award  nomination in 2013 for Best Actor (Drama) for his interpretation of "Lennie" in  Of Mice and Men  with  Moonbox Productions .

Harry received an Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award nomination in 2013 for Best Actor (Drama) for his interpretation of "Lennie" in Of Mice and Men with Moonbox Productions.

Harry and his cast mates were nominated for an  I  ndependent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award  in 2013 for Best Ensemble for their work in  Avenue Q  at the  Lyric Stage Company of Boston .  Harry played the role of "Brian."

Harry and his cast mates were nominated for an Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award in 2013 for Best Ensemble for their work in Avenue Q at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.  Harry played the role of "Brian."