Silent Sky, Theatre Pro Rata - Feb. 2019
"Charmingly played by Swanson, Peter's halting intimacy grounds the
science in humanity."
"While it feels odd to give special praise to the only man in a cast
full of women, Carl Swanson brings welcome enthusiasm to an
environment that can seem a little academic."
"Carl Swanson expertly depicts Henrietta's one-time love interest
Peter Shaw; I found his character absolutely maddening, but
Swanson finds a way to humanize him even in contrast to
"Carl Swanson is Henri's charmingly awkward colleague and suitor."
Bright Star, Lyric Arts - Sept. 2019
"Highlights in the cast include Carl Swanson as Alice's editor."
"Swanson brings quick wit and sharp humor."
"Swanson provides comic relief with precision timing."
If/Then, Lyric Arts - Sept. 2018
"Carl Swanson plays Lucas with disarming aplomb and bubbly humor."
"Carl Swanson, is very funny even if his character is a puzzle."
"Carl Swanson plays Lucas, I found him funny, complex, and likable."
"Carl Swanson is funny and natural as Lucas."
Chess, Chameleon Theatre Circle - Dec. 2017
"Carl Swanson is great as Anatoly, and sings the heck out of this score."
"Swanson’s finest solo piece is the end of Act I, with the simply named “Anthem"