As Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof
"Richard Koons (Tevye) becomes the dairyman we love and more. He makes the character everything you want him to be. He brings to the role, some personal touches that make his portrayal that more special. Add to this his flawless vocal ability that often isn’t seen in this iconic role, Tevye’s voice is a great thing to hear. Mr. Koons makes “If I Were A Rich Man” a great storytelling moment and a highlight of the show.." read full review here

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A Christmas Carol

Hairpsray

Narnia

Beauty and the Beast

Cats

As Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof:
"Richard Koons has allowed the sensitivity of this character to emerge rather than the bluster which most interpreters of the part have brought.  He shows the inner man as often as he presents the outer man. He is the center of his universe without the egoistic bluster, the bad behavior.  For the first time I found myself truly moved by the things that happen to him, around him, through him.  I have wanted this portrayal since the show first appeared back in my youth.  Koons and Hardy have given me the man I read about in the stories.  Now the show makes sense to me."

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As Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street:
"The best performances come from Richard Koons he creates an intelligent and happy-go-lucky Kris and his scene, with little Dutch girl, is among the most touching of the show." read full review here

As Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street:
"Richard Koons is just magial in this role." read full review here

As Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street:
"But it's Richard Koons as Kris Kringle who carries the show. He certainly has a twinkle in the eye, along with a glorious tenor." read full review here

As Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street:
"Koons is sheer fun, robust and jolly in the role. He charms and enchants with flair and zest a pure delight, with a strong singing voice and terrific stage presence."

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to, in a very short time, make you forget both Ricki Lake and Divine who played the mother/daughter duo in the film and Tony winners Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein who originated the parts in the 2002 Broadway Production." read full review here

As Edna in Hairspray:
"In the grand tradition of a seasonal British pantomime, the part of Tracy’s plus-sized mother is customarily played by a man. Richard Koons-Wagoner continues that tradition, but he appears to approach the role not as one playing drag for easy laughs but with complete respect for the character. With the exception of occasionally dropping his voice to a lower-register for comic effect, Wagoner plays Edna as a real-life, likable woman with a heart of gold. It’s also the one element that triggers a memory of the John Waters original." read full review here


Les Miserables

As Edna in Hairspray:
"Koons-Wagoner is hilarious as Edna. His acting and singing chops are perfect for the part; he's probably the best sung Edna of the five I've seen, and he and Socci(Tracy) are quite touching as this mother/daughter duo with a mission. Both Socci and Koons-Wagoner are more than up to the challenge to not only completely embody these rolse but also