Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
"Miles G. Jackson delivers a brilliant performance as the awkward and bookish Arthur...There is an instant connection between he and Mary that neither seems to notice at first, but from his shy demeanor and his tentative steps (literally), he soon wins over the audience with his good looks to his ungraceful and continual bowing..."
Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis
"As portrayed by Justine Salata and Miles G. Jackson, Mary and de Bourgh are irresistible. By no means mere substitutes for Elizabeth and Darcy, they are vivid, endearing characters on their own...Lanky Jackson, on the other hand, is all over the place, a kind of cute string puppet in gorgeous Regency attire.
...Mary and de Bourgh (who was invented by the playwrights) assume roles we did not know were missing. They were."
— Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Miles G. Jackson presents Arthur as a gangly, cautious man, and his full physical comedy is brilliant and hilarious."
— Shannon Cothran, KDHX
"Miles Jackson charms and entertains in glorious fashion throughout as the bumbling but kind-hearted Arthur. His awkward albeit sincere efforts to converse with the intellectual and extremely practical Mary are enchanting and humorous in his highly polished performance, which is epitomized by his entrances and approaches to other characters, always filled with trepidation."
— Mark Bretz, Ladue News
"...Arthur de Bourgh is very nicely portrayed as a virtual bookend to Mary by Miles G. Jackson, if even more comically hapless in his endeavors."
— Chris Gibson, Broadway World
"Jackson is, quite simply, a wonder. Arthur is awkward, smart, unsure of what's ahead of him...He's absolutely fabulous to watch, even his footwork during conversations."
— Ann Pollack, St. Louis Eats and Drinks
"Miles G. Jackson is Lord Arthur de Bourgh, the unlikely romantic pairing for Mary, although both are so inept at such matters you'll wonder how it will ever come about. (But when it does, it's a moment you will want to stand up and cheer!)...His penchant for bowing is reflective of an innate sense of self-loathing and uneasiness that is highly comical."
— Harry Hamm, KMOX (CBS)
"(Justine Salata is) well-matched by Jackson's highly physical, amiably awkward portrayal of Mary's unlikely suitor Arthur de Bourgh. Their chemistry is delightful and, shall I say, adorkable."
— Michelle Kenyon, Snoop's Theatre Thoughts
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)
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
My Name is Asher Lev
George Street Playhouse
“...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.”
“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
Capital Repertory Theatre
“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