The artists in the supporting male roles—Richard Paul Fink (High Priest of Dagon), Zach Hess (First Philistine), Travis Wiley McGuire (Second Philistine) and Jay Gardner (Messenger)—gave truly standout performances.”

                                                                Samson et Dalila, The Dallas Opera
                                                                Rebecca Dowd Geoffrey-Schwinden, Opera News, 2017.

“As the Beadle, Jay Gardner displays great comic timing with an unctuous overlay. He also has one of the best voices on the stage.”                                               

                                              Sweeney Todd, ATT Performing Arts Center/Uptown Players
                                                              Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theaterjones.com, April, 26, 2014.

“An emotional performance from Jay Gardner sets the tone of tragedy in a moving scene.” 
                                 
                                                                Spring Awakening, Ohlook Performing Arts
                                                                Kayla Barrett, thecolumn.com, July 13, 2013. 

“Jay Gardner is the voice of The Prince of Persia. With all the business on stage, and the powerhouse performers singing, this small role requires someone who can cut through all the action and get your attention. He does this marvelously.” 

                                                                  Turandot, The Dallas Opera
                                                                  Mark-Brian Sonna, pegasusnews.com, April 15, 2013. 

“Jay Gardner supplied a bright, bold lyric tenor.” 

                                                                  Mozart Requiem, Turtle Creek Chorale
                                                                  Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News, October, 20, 2009.

“Jay Gardner, familiar from small roles around Dallas, finally gets to show us what he can do which, it turns out, is to raise the hair on the back of our necks with a clarion tenor deployed with rare taste.” 

                                                                   Side by Side by Sondheim, Circle Theatre
                                                                   Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News, June 4, 2006.