Selected Reviews

DANCE MAGAZINE “unsinkable”

Eva Yaa Asantewaa


DANCE MAGAZINE "Tony Waag sings and dances with a relaxed, easy style"

Gus Solomons Jr/USA

NEW YORK TIMES "Tony Waag, epitomized the homeyness of a cozy family living room ....with a demanding solo, he captured the boyish charm of a performer who looks like an easy, insouciant Len Cariou"  

Jennifer Dunning/USA

VARIETY "The genial and agreeable host, Tony Waag, wearing the tilted fedora - a familiar Carmichael trademark - offered a brief and informative narrative along the way and even injected some fanciful footwork.  His amusing Ray Bolger flavored loose tap complimented "Small Fry", a tune introduced by Bing Crosby and a youthful Donald O'Connor in the 1938 film "Sing You Sinners.  Waag also revived a long-lost vaudeville tradition by spreading salt on the floor for a scuffling soft shoe."

Robert L. Daniels/USA

NEW YORK TIMES "Tony Waag flew through some very complicated tap dancing with teasing good humor"  

Jennifer Dunning/USA

MID-OCEAN NEWS "soloist and choreographer Tony Waag, whose stature alone lent charisma to his performance, showed himself to be a rhythm master and king of soft shoe"

Louise Foister/Bermuda

PERFORMER CUES "Among the standouts was Tony Waag's deft mugging of a Ray Bolger type soft shoe"

Estrida Woods/USA

NOWA EUROPA "Thunderous applause rewarded singer/dancer Tony Waag"

Warsaw, Poland

GLASGOW HERALD "Tony Waag adds in his own expertise, tapping up a storm"

Mary Brennan/Edinburgh Arts Festival Fringe

THE CYPRUS WEEKLY "Tony Waag was full of wit"


PLAIN DEALER "Tony Waag crooned humorously with an affectionate country-boy interpretation"

Wilma Salisbury/Cleveland/USA

DENVER POST "Tony Waag proved an eye-catcher"

Glenn Giffin/Colorado/USA

ATTITUDE MAGAZINE "a sand-dancin" Vaudevillian"

Constance Valis Hill/USA

NEW YORK TIMES "Amusingly dastardly, singing, dancing, and playing the Ukelele in Vaudeville 2000"

Jennifer Dunning/USA

BAJLET MAGAZINE "not lacking dandyism, he danced relaxed, even carefree infecting the audience with his unending bright mood"

Moscow, Russia

DANCING TIMES MAGAZINE "Tony Waag triumphed in a specially composed tribute to Donald O'Connor.  In his version of Make Em Laugh, he goofed, clowned, and, of course, tapped as he threw himself around the stage in honor of the maestro."

Terry Monaghan/London

NEW YORK TIMES "amusingly dastardly"

Jennifer Dunning/USA

AMARILLO SUNDAY NEWS-GLOBE "Tony Waag wowed the audience ...The tall Tommy Tune-like dancer even threw in some real dust - or sand - for a short soft shoe."

Beth Duke


“Mr. Waag, also a consummate veteran performer showed how witty tap can be in “I’ve Watched Them Come and Go,” dedicated to all the masters that influenced him.”

Joel Benjamin



“Tony Waag is equally as charming, working a top hot and cane with elegance and aplomb.”

Lindsay Dreyer