Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“Stephan, now settling into her relatively new role as one of the city's stars of musical theater, was fantastic in the part: her performance copied no one, was as compassionate as it was unforgiving and came with the tawdry but hypnotic gloss of someone singing to assuage desperation."
Cabaret - Porchlight Music Theatre - Sally Bowles
Performer in a Principal Role, Musical
Most Meaningful Leading Performer in a Female Role – Musical
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Stephan is charming and exhilarating as Cynthia, which comes as no surprise to anyone who caught her as Sally Bowles in Porchlight’s Cabaret recently. She is sizzling, with massive vocals and dynamite acting."
- Samantha Robison, Chicago on Stage
"Surprisingly, Erica Stephan makes her Marriott debut as probing reporter, Gloria Thorpe, although she’s dazzled audiences on just about every other Chicagoland stage. Ms. Stephan’s a bundle of dynamite in this role, particularly leading the company in “Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO.”
- Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review