…her renderings of “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man” and “Bill” are spine-chilling and her characterization is dead-on.  She imbues Julie with dignity, style and an actual personality.

̶  Cynthia McMullen, Richmond Times-Dispatch

But it is Jean Michelle Grier as Julie, tragic Julie, the black woman who illegally marries a white man, who delivers the most compelling performance of the evening.  When she sings “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine” and “Bill” in that rich husky voice, she is riveting.

̶  Diane Sprung, Charleston Post and Courier

Grier is superbly believable in the role, whether rehearsing through one of the melodramas presented nightly on the “Cotton Blossom”, struggling to maintain her poise once her heritage is discovered or — in one of the show’s breathtaking moments — investing the song “Bill” with all the pain and regret and love she can muster.

̶  James D. Watts, Jr. Tulsa World

Professional Representation:
Michael Katz Talent Management