The NEW YORKER Profile by Sarah Larson

"Creighton has a gift for expressing the tension between the desire to connect and the desire to protect oneself."

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"A clever performer whose “Who, me?” affect masks a meticulous control of the stage"

-New York Magazine/Vulture

"Michael Cyril Creighton, who in the medieval scenes is handy Gregory, paints a witty, affectionate portrait of a neurotic playwright afraid of his own tools."

-New York Times

"Creighton is delightfully accessible...Oliver Butler’s direction makes the most of Creighton and Bernstine’s big moments. It’s downright exhilarating to watch them"

- The Wrap

"we're entranced by Creighton's magical power to entertain"

- TalkinBroadway

"Michael Cyril Creighton, a newfound treasure, has impeccable, understated timing worth clocking in any theatrical endeavor."

-Woman Around Town


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  "gives one of the most moving performances of the series." -Vanity Fair

"tenderly tragic, beautifully depicted " - The New York Times

"Creighton brings so much personality and sweetness into the role that it elevates the whole thing." -Vulture

"played to heartstring-tugging perfection by Michael Cyril Creighton" -AV Club

"played with so much love" - Esquire

"He has some very wet eyes, that Michael Cyril Creighton. His emotion is very easily accessible. So it makes it easy to feel for him. " -Katja Blichfeld (Vulture Interview)

"Michael Cyril Creighton as the grieving, agoraphobic, La Croix-collecting Patrick is a tragic and charming exhibition of loneliness" - W Magazine


"’ll remember Creighton as an invaluable character actor who can bring it with both comedy and sweet, sensitive drama." -DECIDER


"A deeply touching, gently modulated performance"-Village Voice

"The acting in Spotlight is the best sort of acting: you don't notice it. There are stars in all the key roles, but they disappear into their characters. In a brief role that should win an Oscar, Michael Cyril Creighton, an actor unknown to me, plays a gay man raped as a young boy by a priest....When, in a scene that will stay with anyone seeing Spotlight, he begins to cry, there is no actor's artifice or technique evident, just pure humanity on the screen." -Huffington Post

"McAdams credited the actors portraying the victims, saying  'the great thing about acting is you have a great scene partner, and that’s what they were. You just want to listen.' ”  -The Wrap interview with Rachel McAdams

"Especially heartbreaking" -Vulture

"Terrific"- Time Magazine

"Remarkably Good" -NJ Star Ledger

"Terribly Moving" -Boston Globe

"And no praise is too high for Michael Cyril Creighton in the small but defining part of Joe Crowley." -The Arts Desk

"Some of the film’s most searing scenes are delivered by a group of little-known supporting players" -Washington Post

"Creighton is tremulously magnificent"-Trailers from Hell

"Played with aching authenticity"- Irish Times

"Neal Huff and Michael Cyril Creighton compassionately play broken adults who had been abused by priests as children, in attacks stretching back decades." -Toronto Star

"When McAdams' Pfeiffer walks and talks with one of the victims, now an awkward, anguished adult (and played, heartbreakingly, by Michael Cyril Creighton), you're going to want to cry. " -Philadelphia Inquirer

"I found Creighton's work to be especially moving" -We Got This Covered

"Though the cast was obviously high profile, even more was added to the movie through the performances of lesser-known supporting roles. The performances by actors like Michael Cyril Creighton and Neal Huff...were stunning." -The Hoya

"The journalists' brief interviews with the damaged adults finally able to tell their stories — especially Michael Cyril Creighton as a gay man named Joe — put human, vulnerable faces on the atrocities covered up by the church across the world for decades. In those moments it's not just a story. It's a open wound at last given a chance to heal."- Citizen-Times

"Neal Huff and Michael Cyril Creighton’s deeply moving performances as survivors demonstrate the deep and lingering trauma that haunts children long after abuse stops." -The Express Tribune

" a deeply moving performance by Michael Cyril Creighton as Joe Crowley" - Washington Blade

"As people methodically going about either uncovering or living their story, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, and Michael Cyril Creighton are unbeatable." -Michael Musto, Out Magazine

"Sober, almost reserved, the acting saves us big floods of tears or other tantrums. Special mention should also be awarded to supporting roles...Michael Cyril Creighton then, to the tunes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who delivers a remarkable performance by interpreting Joe Crowley, a gay high school student abused by Father Paul Shanley when he was 15 years old." (translated from French)

"McCarthy develops each of the characters enough for us to glimpse what animates them but, again, never at the expense of the story or its victims such as those searingly rendered by Michael Cyril Creighton and Jimmy LeBlanc."

-Daily Maverick, South Africa

"Michael Cyril Creighton is unforgettably touching in his brief scenes as Joe Crowley, the victim whom Rachel McAdams's character goes to interview."-The  Telegraph

"played with devastating lucidity"-Instant Mindshots

"Michael Cyril Creighton has a scene-stealing turn as an abuse survivor that is typical of the depth of talent on show here" -The Standard


 Stage Kiss
Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater

Cast List:
Todd Almond
Clea Alsip
Michael Cyril Creighton
Dominic Fumusa
Emma Galvin
Jessica Hecht
Daniel Jenkins
Patrick Kerr

Production Credits:
Rebecca Taichman (Director)
Neil Patel (Scenic Design)
Susan Hilferty (Costume Design)
Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design)

Other Credits:
Written by: Sarah Ruhl

"Nifty"-Charles Isherwood

"Michael Cyril Creighton is a natural clown, in the best sense of the word, and he milks every laugh out of the awkward love scenes" -Roma Torre, NY1

"Michael Cyril Creighton, especially, works comic wonders" Adam Feldman, Time Out NY

"Colorful character actor Michael Cyril Creighton shines" Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News

"It’s also easy to be taken with Michael Cyril Creighton, who is hysterical" -Robert Kahn, NBC NY

"standout supporting turns...Michael Cyril Creighton as the decidedly fey understudy who at one point steps in for the lead actor with disastrous results."-  Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

"Downright hilarious"- David Gordan,  Theatremania

"Hilarious"- Miriam Felton-Dansky ,  The Village Voice

"Michael Cyril Creighton slays repeatedly...he is especially delectable when hoisting his well-upholstered frame onto a divan, hovering lustfully over Hecht; opening his mouth like a hungry lion before planting a kiss on his nonplussed scene partner; or making a gun-waving entrance as a riotously unthreatening pimp." - David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America

"Michael Cyril Creighton is particularly droll as a bad yet pretentious actor."Michael Sommers, NJ NewsRoom

"Creighton is a legitimate riot"-Matthew Murphy, Talkin Broadway


“Sweaty”-The Village Voice

“Talented & Charming”-David Cote, Time Out New York

“The real story here is Creighton…A great, great comedic character.” – Todd Vanderwerff  of The AV Club on “Jack in a Box”

"Fearless"-Time Out New York

“Lovably Gruff”- Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

“Scurries like an ample, cherub-faced bug in black-framed glasses”- The Times Union