"Toby Tropper easily has the two hardest roles in the show. Not only does he have a good chunk of the dialogue, but he has the tricky role of playing the most hated characters. Tropper does an excellent job of bringing the appropriate comedy, poor logic, and total insensitivity needed to bring the snobby Karl and the self-righteous Steve to life. Uncomfortable as it is to watch, it is completely believable. And the audience cannot bring themselves to look away, no matter how much he causes them to groan."
"Lyric veteran Toby Tropper provides the only character link between “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Clybourne Park.” He plays Karl, a know-it-all neighbor trying to stall the integration of an all-white Chicago community to self-righteous perfection in both productions...Tropper is also particularly amusing when he returns in the second act as Steve, a self-professed bleeding-heart liberal, until you get under his skin."
"...Marc Ginsburg and Toby Tropper make for a tasty comedic duo as Stewpot and Professor."
- Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA.com
Tropper gets the dubious honor of dabbling with a Texas accent. Tropper dives into his characters with vigor, for instance, as the mutton-chopped, villainous ancestor. He’s charming as the Baskerville heir, giving him an amiable, country cousin presence, and he offers a comical rendering of servile nosiness as the maid Daisy.
-Patricia Harrelson, Sierra Lodestar
"Toby Tropper adeptly plays the unfortunate Charles Baskerville, as well as his rather naive heir, Henry, recently arrived from Texas. Tropper plays several other supporting characters and shifts between these roles with ease."
- Kathie Isaac-Luke, The Union Democrat
"...best portrayal of the character (by far) that I have seen. His take on a proper British lady was perfect, and the physical comedy he employed was outstanding.”
- Maren Scriven, UtahTheatreBloggers.com
"Toby Tropper spends most of the show in drag as Molly’s amorous nanny Mrs. Bumbrake, then dives into another gender-bending role as a mermaid. You have to see that to believe it; Tropper’s antics alone are worth the price of admission."
- Charlie Schill, The Herald Journal Logan
"From being a sultry, all-knowing cross-dressing club host in wartime Berlin in Cabaret to becoming a panic attack prone accountant-turned-Broadway schemer in The Producers, Tropper brings a certain level of sincerity and vulnerability to the roles he takes on."
- Ryah Cooley, SLO New Times
"One of the best performances comes courtesy of Toby Tropper who plays Johnny’s sidekick, Tim Brady. Of all the actors at the Melodrama, Tropper knows best how to spin quiet moments or offside comments into comedy gold. Plus, when he launches into his version of “The Real Slim Shady,” you will cry your eyes out laughing and cheering."
- Rebecca Rose, Santa Maria Sun
"Tropper steals every scene he is in with his physical and silly role. The actor's gift is gliding into characters like Chiqui as easily as he does as a clam in “Under the Boardwalk,” also playing at the Melodrama throughout the summer. He has an easy time with the physical aspects of the role and the witty dialogue."
- Brad Memberto, Lompoc Record
"Toby Tropper is no stranger to risky roles. He’s channeled a flamboyant master of ceremonies in “Cabaret,” a rapping clam in “Under the Boardwalk” and legendary Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” Tropper’s latest acting challenge requires him to juggle 10 or 11 characters at once, including men, a woman and a dog."
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
"Tropper struts his comedic stuff and is in fine fettle as the amiable and good-hearted Ellard Simms."
- Santa Maria Sun
"Drac in the Saddle Again is of course followed by the Melodrama’s traditional Classic Comedy Vaudeville Review, a hilarious tribute to vaudeville routines and variety show sketches. One such skit is “The Dentist” from The Carol Burnett Show, which Tropper and Abbott lovingly re-create, portraying the titular dentist and his patient, respectively. While attempting to inject novocaine into the patient’s mouth, the nervous, bumbling doctor accidentally numbs his own hand—then his leg—and finally his forehead. The physical gestures that ensue as Tropper is determined to finish the procedure are priceless and possibly worth the price of admission alone."
"Toby Tropper stole the show as clam Bivalve DeVoe with rip-roaring comedic timing and a frustrated poor-me attitude."
- Santa Maria Sun
"Toby Tropper throws himself into his performance as the M.C...he manages to find balance between the wild abandon of “Willkommen” and the haunting melancholy of “I Don’t Care Much.” And Tropper successfully captures the bittersweet note in “If You Could See Her,” which finds him serenading a woman in an ape suit."
- Sarah Linn, San Luis Obispo Tribune
*2014 Best Lead Actor in A Musical Scenie Award"
"Tropper not only looks uncannily like a young Wilder, he nails every single Frederick Frankenstein moment, has great rapport with his costars, and shows off terrific comedic chops and song-and-dance skills honed at PCPA’s esteemed conservatory program."
"Toby Tropper swaggers onto the set as Pablo Picasso with so much magnetic charisma and boozy womanizing ways, you’d think he was more ’80s rock star than abstract artist." - SLO New Times
*2014 BroadwayWorld Best Featured Actor (LA)*
"This is ensemble playing at its ultimate best. Every actor shines...Toby Tropper makes Tim Allgood another standout, who rushes around in a bloody tailspin. It takes impeccable timing to pull off farce this precise..."
- Don Grigware, Grigware Reviews