Jesus Christ Superstar
Omar Lopez-Cepero, who plays Judas, is a dynamic physical presence and a gifted artist with a robust, expressive voice. Lopez-Cepero is a live, magnetic wire all the way across his character’s complex arc.
Lopez-Cepero brings an impeccable voice and fully embodied the torn and confused disciple.
They have assembled a brilliant cast all with exceptionally strong voices. While it is hard to pick out any one as a standout my vote goes to Omar Lopez-Cepero as Judas. He commands the stage with both his voice and his presence.
The performances are skilled and rise to the operatic challenges of the roles. As Judas, Omar Lopez-Cepero exudes the requisite nervous and potentially explosive energy as he watches over his friend, his steely voice cutting through some insanely high octaves with ease.
Omar Lopez-Cepero brings honesty to the character of Judas. The audience feels his struggle through Lopez-Cepero’s emotional performance, and the actor’s impressive vocal range rivals any rock star on the hair-band circuit.
-The News Herald
Omar Lopez-Cepero as Judas (that falsetto!) and the experience is worth the price of admission. With his epic rocker voice, he brought the house down several times over.
-Zebra DC @ Kennedy Center
As Judas, Omar Lopez-Cepero takes this lead role to new heights and thankfully restores the original vocal octaves to his many songs.
The star of this production is Omar Lopez-Cepero as Judas, a role notoriously exhausting in its range, both emotionally and vocally; he makes it look easy and sound amazing.
-Third Coast Review
Omar Lopez-Cepero injects Judas with convincing passion, conviction, and inner pain while making him a conflicted, well-meaning character.
Of course the audience goes into the performance rooting against Judas, whom Omar Lopez-Cepero brilliantly portrays, but as his humanity is revealed, it becomes more difficult to despise him. We were able to witness his rage that led to betrayal, his weakness that led to unclean hands, and his remorse that eventually led to his downfall. Thanks to Lopez-Cepero's unrestricted range of voice, it was possible to feel his passionate depiction of each of these emotions.
"I have got to hand some laurels to Omar Lopez-Cepero. He was an extraordinary vocalist, but it was his non-singing time that entertained me the most. I couldn’t take my eyes off him."
"Omar Lopez-Cepero as Che, is a driving force and a big talent in the show. Mr. Lopez-Cepero's voice is big, his movement are smooth and he stays consistent in his dynamic performance throughout."
"Omar Lopez-Cepero was charismatic and electrifying. His wide vocal range, piercing tone and pop style perfectly captured the rock tenor sound Weber's work often calls for. He turned in one of the dynamic and substantive performances of the evening."
"Omar Lopez-Cepero as Che Guevara, is a consummate artist. A magnetic singing-actor, he is at once cynical, confounding, revolutionary, critical, and terrific. He is the glue that’s central to sculpting 'Evita' into a fascinating story of hopes, dreams, gossip and intrigue. "
-Theatre Reviews by Jack Neal
"Omar Lopez-Cepero is a fine Che. He breathes fresh air into the production. He inhabits his character where the others act theirs, making Che his own. He also has a more-than-pleasant voice which can drip scorn if not revolutionary ardor."
On Your Feet!
Real life married couple Arianna Rosario and Omar Lopez-Cepero have electric chemistry as Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Omar's performance as Emilio is full of authentic bravado. His strong demeanor illustrates the resolute backbone that Emilio Estefan needed to produce the group's success.
Lopez-Cepero has great chemistry with Rosario. You feel the passion in the performance come through as Emilio is determined to make Gloria a star – never afraid to fight for what he believes in. One moment Lopez-Cepero is delivering comedic lines, and the next he’s giving a brutally honest depiction of what an American looks like, or what family means to him. He has pitch-perfect comedic timing, but is also able to hit those serious notes.
Lopez-Cepero is outstanding as Emilio, capturing his determination to overcome obstacles but also his deep humanity.
Paint Your Wagon
"Lopez-Cepero unleashes a glorious voice in his standout performance. His “Carino Mio” duet with Keleher is lush and romantic."
-St Louis Limelight
"A terrific cast, led by the charming Matt Bogart and Mamie Parris. Along with Omar Lopez-Cepero, I haven’t seen as delightful of a trio since Don, Cosmo, and Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain. Lopez-Cepero has the energy that makes it impossible not to smile when he’s around."
"'Bogart, Parris, and Lopez-Cepero are brilliant together. 'Talk To the Trees' is a wonderous song where Lopez-Cepero gets to showcase his splendid tenor voice. "Carino Mio" delivers strong harmonies from Keleher and Lopez-Cepero."-
Guys and Dolls
"Lopez-Cepero’s chemistry with Madison Claire Parks, who plays Sarah Brown, is irrefutable. His presence is sexy, funny, fun, delightful and, most important of all, natural.
"Omar Lopez-Cepero is the most believable character as Sky Masterson, with his smooth dance moves, unending charm and easy smile, resulting in the audience's ability to disapprove of his actions, but adore the person nonetheless."
"Although this is a stellar cast, my absolute favorite performer was Omar Lopez-Cepero, who plays the dashing gambler Sky Masterson, and I really felt like I was in New York watching a top drawer Broadway production. He has a lot of charisma and great chemistry with the other performers, and I loved him singing “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Luck be a Lady.” His performance is worth the price of the ticket."
"Omar Lopez-Cepero cuts a dashing romantic figure and has the voice for this sort of popera endeavor."
"Omar Lopez-Cepero has everything a leading man should have, including great stage presence and a fabulous singing voice."
"Lopez-Cepero is the standout singer in the cast, and his tender rendition of "Will's Confession" is another highlight of the production."
"Lopez-Cepero singing superbly and proving outstanding at projecting the excitement and anguish of discovery that gives Will everything he wants one moment and robs him of it all the next."
"As Will, Omar Lopez-Cepero sings attractively and acts vigorously."
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
"Omar Lopez-Cepero plays the Italian miner, Vincenzo, with great ardor and sings with an exemplary operatic voice."
"In standout charm by Omar Lopez-Cepero as the dulcet Vincenzo"
"Omar Lopez-Cepero as the miner Vincenzo has a wonderful Italian tenor."
- NY Theatre Wire
"Vocally excellent Omar Lopez-Cepero, as Vincenzo, has an extraordinarily lovely tenor."
-Off Off Line