Mama's Boy
George Street Playhouse                                         

Jackson (returning to George Street after a stellar turn as the title character in ‘My Name is Asher Lev’ last season) is particularly strong in the second act, when Rob must become the head of the family and do everything he can to protect and support his mother despite his overpowering urge to abandon her.”

— Patrick Maley, NJ Advance Media

“As Robert, Miles G. Jackson’s wonderfully unmannered performance shows the anguish of a less-loved child.”

— Peter Filichia, Broadway Select

Miles G. Jackson, who made a stunning debut at George Street last season in the title role of ‘My Name is Asher Lev,’ plays Robert Oswald as the most stable character in the play.”

— Charles Paolino, My Central Jersey (USA Today)


Tribes
Barrington Stage Company

Miles G. Jackson brings so much intensity and pain to this role that he seems, through the course of the evening, to actually melt away before our eyes, to dwindle into a person disappearing from view. It is a performance to remember, for it is so amazingly wrought that it feels like eavesdropping every time he has a scene to play.”

— J. Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge

“...’Tribes’ is a fascinating piece of theater that is brilliantly acted by a talented cast...”

— Bob Goepfert, The Troy Record


Harry and the Thief
The Habitat/Robert Moss Theater

“...Orry Main (Miles G. Jackson) — a slave owner with such delicate Southern sensibilities that he seems perpetually a whisper away from an attack of the vapors...”

— Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

 
 
 

“...Jackson dominates the stage, running Lev through a seemingly limitless gamut of emotional registers.

...(Bob Ari and Lena Kaminsky) seem aware that they must be at their best to complement Jackson. It is as though Jackson is a maestro to a three-piece orchestra demanding as much passion from the others as he gives himself. The results are stunning.”

— Patrick Maley, The Star-Ledger

Jackson is, as Potok himself might have said, a true gift! The role of Asher spans his life from age three through his twenties. Jackson captures the all of the emotions of a young man who is at first surprised by his interest in art and later frightened by a much stronger and undeniable obsession. His handling of innocence, imagination and acceptance, makes Jackson’s portrayal a theatrical triumph!”

— John Kazmark, New Jersey Hills

Jackson, a really gifted actor, plays Asher Lev (his voice is a dead ringer for that of actor Aaron Paul, co- star of the hit television series Breaking Bad). From the first moment you see him on stage until the very last, this is Jackson’s show. He gives a masterful performance as an observant Jew who must, just must, become an artist.”

— Bruce Chadwick, History News Network

“There are only three actors, and all do well with the chameleon-like changes demanded of them. Miles G. Jackson, as Asher, has to take his character from childhood to adulthood; it’s no easy task to seem like you’re 6 years old when you’re really an adult, but Jackson makes it work. ”

— Jay Lustig, NJ Arts

Jackson...acquits himself like a veteran in this demanding role. He evokes the passion and the anguish of Asher Lev so well, and with such intimacy, that the audience never tires of him, can’t get enough of him — although he is on stage almost the entire 90 minutes and is speaking for the bulk of that time.”

— Charles Paolino, My Central Jersey (USA Today)

Miles G. Jackson captures the demanding role of Asher Lev. His portrayal is heartrending, at times humorous, but always completely authentic to the character of the budding Jewish artist.”

— Marina Kennedy, Broadway World

“The three-character play never wavers, especially the sterling performance by Miles G. Jackson.”

— Liz Keill, American Theatre Critics Association

“One of the joys of being a theater critic—or devoted theatergoer—is watching a star being ‘born,’ which is exactly what happens at the George Street Playhouse, where the young Miles G. Jackson plays the title role in My Name is Asher Lev... in such a masterful performance that it can only be called a tour de force.

...Jackson is riveting as Asher Lev, his sing-song delivery perfect for a boy who has been brought up chanting Torah trope all day in school, while exuding a burning desire to produce art.”

— Ruth Ross, NJ Arts Maven


“Leo, played with a loose, natural ease by Jackson...

...Jackson is perfectly cast as Leo, capturing the arrogance and sweetness of a man on the cusp of adulthood who sometimes still feels like a kid.”

— Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

Miles G. Jackson’s greatest accomplishment is that he plays Leo’s indulgent nature and the inertia that consumes the character without becoming a negative presence. Jackson creates that type of person who has just enough positive qualities that you like him despite of his flaws. It’s nice disciplined work.”

— Bob Goepfort, The Saratogian