Quotes from People:
"Great job Rhett...nice voice! That's a guy that came prepared."
- David Foster, musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger,
16 time Grammy award winner, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Juno winner
"Somebody warmed up!!"
- Céline Dion, one of the 10 best-selling artists of all time
"Dear Rhett, It was a pleasure watching your performances...I wish you every success with your career. All the best, Shirley"
- Dame Shirley Bassey, one of the most successful British singers of all time
"I was just backstage watching this wonderful group."
- Dolly Parton (on Spirit of The Dance, in which Rhett was a principal singer), singer-songwriter,
actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, one of the most-honored female
country performers of all time
"You are a great talent."
- Trini Lopez, singer, guitarist, and actor, Latin Music Hall of Famer
"Fitting that 'The Prayer' is sung by the voice of an angel."
- George Takei, actor, director, author, and activist
"He'll be having concerts of his own soon, after this."
- Brad Takei, producer and husband of George Takei
"This young guy named Rhett Wheeler and he had an amazing voice!"
- Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, reality personality, Slammy award winner
"[Rhett Wheeler's] voice is ...beautiful!! Bravo! Really stunning and what a magical moment!!"
- Michael A. Alden, multiple Tony and Emmy award winning Television and Broadway Producer
"Only one to make in up to the stage, that is a big deal in our world! [Rhett Wheeler] did great! Nice job... I am the music director [for David Foster] and [he] really did great! Bravo."
- Matthew Dela Pola, Music Director for David Foster, composer, producer, musical director,
conductor, latin grammy and MTV unplugged award winner
"I have worked with the Best of the Best, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Ann Margret, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, and the list goes on and on. I had the Pleasure to be at the Trini Lopez Award Dinner the other night and saw a Future Singing Star perform 'The Prayer'. His name is Rhett Wheeler and he is destined to become a BIG STAR !! His Voice, His phrasing, His tone is MAGIC!! I have never heard another young man with such an AMAZING Voice as his since I first heard Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. I look forward to hearing BIG things about Rhett in the Future!!"
- David Winters, actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, director and screenwriter,
mulitple award winner including the Christopher and Peabody awards
Quotes from Media:
"...the talented male singer [Rhett Wheeler]."
- The Daily Mail, UK
"Much like Cinderella’s prince, glass slipper in-hand, the producers discovered there was something very special about this man....Make your day a little more magical, and...listen along....You can follow Rhett [Wheeler]’s beautiful voice on Facebook ."
- The Daily Buzz
"As he continued singing, the crowd turned absolutely silent and stared...as the young man continued to sing his heart out as the legendary David Foster played the piano for him. It seems like it would make anyone’s day, and it actually did.With the video going viral and the word getting around about this amazing singer, it was finally revealed that the singer was Rhett Wheeler. He’s no amateur, but this was a “dream come true” to him and who knows where this could take him."
"When he started to sing, there was an audible gasp from the audience. After about 10 or so seconds, [David] Foster told him to stop and immediately get on the stage to perform the song. The crowd went nuts and [Rhett] Wheeler made his way to the stage."
- Attractions Magazine
"...Fans attending the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade...ended up shocked and delighted after a random man from the crowd [Rhett Wheeler] got up and sang a song. And now that man is literally an overnight success."
"How awesome is [Rhett Wheeler] and the fact he sang at Walt Disney World today?! Bravo performance!!!"
- Broadway Buzz
"Prepare to be blown away...Hey Ariana [Grande] you're a big deal and all, but you might want to show up on time next time. Or else this guy [Rhett Wheeler] might take your spot for good!...this guy was the one everyone was talking about."
- XL106.7, Orlando's #1 hit music station
"all the talk was of [Rhett Wheeler] who made everyone’s Christmas!"
- Doctor Disney
"The microphone was passed from one person to another until it came to Wheeler. He went on stage and wowed the crowd when he sang 'The Prayer' made popular by Andrea Bocelli."
- Food World News
"One young man [Rhett Wheeler] might just put Ariana [Grande] out of a job if she’s late again. He absolutely killed with a rendition of 'The Prayer.' Not only did Rhett kill it, he got to perform with the composer of 'The Prayer,' David Foster. That’s a dream come true for any performer."
- The Disney Blog
"Accompanied by the renown pianist David Foster, this young man [Rhett Wheeler] proceeded to blow the crowd away with his spectacular voice!"
"This young man [Rhett Wheeler] had such a gorgeous voice that producers immediately told him to get on stage, where he launched into a beautiful rendition of 'The Prayer' — accompanied by the legendary David Foster."
Quotes about 'Bert' in Mary Poppins:
"Julian Fellowes’ script cleverly uses Bert, Mary Poppins’ chimney sweep buddy, as a narrator/commentator. Rhett Wheeler is delightful in the role, appropriately jocular, charming and reflective as the words and music of “Chim-chim Cheree” point up sometimes wistful, sometimes funny turning points in the story. He’s got a fine voice and he’s adept and athletic in the raucous toe-tapping numbers like 'Step in Time.'"
- Philip Pearce, Performing Arts Monterey Bay
"Mary's chimney sweeping pal, the show's narrator, Bert, is played with great ease and charm by Rhett Wheeler. Like Navaille, Wheeler is what they call a triple threat - great at acting, singing and dancing."
-Mark Shilstone-Laurent, Monterey Herald