“The immensely sympathetic Ivan Rutherford handles the role of Valjean with dignified assurance, making even the taxing vocal range from baritone to falsetto seem nearly effortless." – Philip Brandes, LA Times
“Best of all is Ivan Rutherford as the saintly Valjean. This beefy actor with the cherubic countenance emanates a stately calm and focus that never once waviered and a voice that can rumble like thunder or rise to an otherworldly falsetto."
- Pamela Sommers, Washington Post
“Ivan Rutherford as Valjean spins out his prayer Bring Him Home in a beautifully supported and shaped voice. The suspense of his high wire act is released in the longest ovation of the night." - Bob Graham/Senior Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
“Working with Ivan for the past four years has been great. We have hired him to sing at high level donor events such as our gala and board meetings and he never disappoints! Most recently, we have worked with him to develop Broadway-themed fundraising events to support The Bowery Mission and Kids With A Promise. As the producer of these events, Ivan finds amazing talent and organizes the entire run of show. Not only does he make planning these events a cinch, but his heartfelt performance always helps to convey our mission to our guests.” - Stacey Stecko, Manager of Special Events, The Bowery Mission & Kids With A Promise
"Ivan Rutherford brought his professionalism, talent and charm to our daughter's Chicago-land wedding, and totally dazzled our guests. He sang several beautiful songs from his Broadway experiences during the wedding reception, truly impressing everyone with his range and singing ability. His performance was a perfect cap to a beautiful day." - Thomas Fitzgerald, Chicago, IL