Winner, Carbonell Award – Best Actor in a Musical
“With a powerful singing voice and boundless energy, Sessions conjured up the memorable title role in the best who of the year, staged by Actor’s Playhouse. Sessions’ Floyd Collins was a high-spirited Huck Finn whose entrapment is an underground cave that led him from optimism to panic to horrible despair. Sessions is that rare musical theatre performer who keeps his work grounded in emotional truth. He adroitly handled the difficult challenges of his role – long, musically complex solos and significant athletic demands… Arisco is very fortunate in his cast. In the title role, Tally Sessions is magnificent, tracking Floyd’s emotional zigzags as he careens from panic to confidence to despair. The physical and musical demands of this role are formidable, but Sessions handles all with assurance and full commitment. He’s especially strong in his detailed musical phrasing, and his final solo, “How Glory Goes,” is indelible.”"
- Ronald Mangravite, The Miami New Times, who named Tally the 2003 Best Actor
“The cast of singers who can really act is uniformly excellent, led by Tally Sessions in a transfixing performance as Floyd. When still mobile, Sessions is a kinetic force suffused with hope and optimism. Once trapped, his face and voice contort through a gamut of anger, fear, resignation, and finally transcendence.”
- Bill Hirschman, South Florida Sun Sentinel