"Coffin offers a thrillingly nuanced performance as Winton, delivering with delicious relish lines like, "Sir, I should tell you that I despise the Papist Mass, with its pretensions of cannibalizing Christ." Regularly perched on the quarter deck ... he espouses a dry British devotion to "duty""...
By Zachary Stewart
Theatermania, Feb 20, 2014
"...the stern, judgmental Captain Winton (Mark Coffin) remains an obstinate baddie, though we can spot his inevitable conversion to goodness from far off, the way a watchman scans the horizon for landfall."
By Tom Sellar
Village Voice, Feb 19, 2014
"Everyone in Transport goes through a transformation in his or her journey across the ocean, including the duty-obsessed Captain Winton played masterfully by Mark Coffin."
By Rochelle Denton
nytheater now, Feb 18, 2014
"Pilot Brown is the bad guy in this who made Clemens life as a cub pilot less than a party, and Mark Coffin delivers a performance that makes the conflict a clash of personalities more than a fight between good and evil (which is exactly how Twain wrote it)."
By Jeff Myhre
Theatre Review: 'Life on the Mississippi'
at Workshop Theater Company, Nov 16, 2013
"Mr. Coffin, ... delivered a sly, sinister performance that was a dramatic tour de force."
The New York Times
"Mark Coffin is consistently engaged and engaging, even finding fresh and intelligent turns of phrase in the old warhorse "September Song," and he honors "Lonely House" with an aching emotional reading that shows and knows just enough restraint."
Talkin' Broadway - Sound Advice
"...it's his chilling rendition of the original and stunning pre-Blitzstein lyrics to "The Legend of Mackie Messer," from The Threepenny Opera that knock our socks off."
"But beneath the humor lurked a strain of pure folk poetry that the pop-jazz singer Mark Coffin uncovered in his quietly lucid rendition of "Skylark"."
The New York Times