Comments on Richard Marold’s portrayal of Winfield Scott Stratton

“What a great pleasure it has been to watch as you have become Winfield
Scott Stratton! It is truly a delight as well as exciting to see the gentleman
come to life!”  – Betsy Shoup (El Paso Co. Pioneers Association)

“I was one of those in the audience yesterday and was totally enchanted with your presentation of Winfield Scott Stratton.  You WERE Mr.Stratton and I felt as if I had time-traveled to the 1800’s and was honored to be in your presence.”  – Ann Brigman

“Your performance was outstanding and brought to life Winfield Scott
Stratton, Colorado’s greatest humanitarian.” –  John Zorack (Washington D.C. lawyer)

“Dear Mr. Stratton: It is so fortunate for all of us that Mr. Marold met up with you and you persuaded him to tell your story.  Many thanks!”  – Marjorie Swearingen

“On behalf of the Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation, I can’t thank you enough for your excellent presentation at our annual supper.” – Gene Rothwell

“On behalf of The Myron Stratton Home Board of Trustees we wish to express our deep appreciation for your role in the 150th birthday celebration honoring Winfield Scott Stratton.” – Gary Loo and Mark Turk

“Your Stratton presentation was certainly a highlight of Leadership Pikes Peak class day last week.” – Mary Smith

“Thank you so much for the enlightening talk by Mr. Stratton.  Everyone enjoyed it and made very favorable comments about it.  Your knowledge and nineteenth century demeanor made it quite believable that Mr. Stratton had actually come for a visit.” – Nancy Bernard (Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site)

“Thanks so much for being with us! You can tell from the response that
your presentation was much appreciated.” – Ellen Johnson-Fay (All Souls Unitarian Church)

Comments on Richard Marold’s Portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“That was an outstanding performance as FDR – you captured his greatness, his intelligence, his wit.  You looked and spoke and acted like him.  A superb performance.  He was my great hero.  I thought he would never die.”  – Nancy Wood, Santa Fe, N. M.

“A note to tell you how much I loved your presentation.  You did a fantastic job.  I applaud your courage and confidence when the questions got sticky.  I loved your subtle way of illuminating great things FDR did.  Very well done.” – Kim Caffrey, Lake Tahoe, Calif.

“Thank you for your outstanding performance of FDR.  Many members expressed to me how much they learned from you and how talented you are.  You have a delightful, sincere presence which comes across in your work.”  – Michele Boccia, Director of Oasis, Albuquerque, N.M.


– “You were marvelous as FDR, and all of us felt transported to another time.  History comes alive as you share the wisdom, warmth and wit of President Roosevelt.”

– Jean Harris, Manager, Public Library, Monument, Colorado


– “Richard Marold brought FDR vividly to life as a flawed, brilliant, and courageous man for his times. His knowledge of FDR’s life, both the public accomplishments and complex private relationships, made the man positively come alive.”

– Lynda Morrison, Greenville Chautauqua Society, Greenville, South Carolina


– “What a fabulous Chautauqua performance – one of the best I’ve ever encountered.  Your ability to unite historically significant material with human charm and emotion was very successful.  Thank you for drawing our WPA roots into your program.”

– Laurie Rufe, Director, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, N.M.


“Through his portrayal of FDR, Richard Marold brings us back in time and creates an entertaining way to learn about that most critical era in the history of our democracy.  He captures the spirit and essence of FDR in a way that is both entertaining and educational.” – Steve Antonuccio, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, Colo.

“I am struck by your depth of understanding of FDR – you truly are in character, and what a tribute to the legacy of FDR.” – Gretchen vanHoosier, Hartford, Conn.

“I can’t thank you enough for providing us with an outstanding program.  I’m still getting compliments about your breadth of knowledge and stimulating Q & A session.” – Cynthia Nieb, Librarian, Mamie Eisenhower Library, Broomfield, Colo.