Here are just a few things that film and stage critics have had to say about the work of Derek Long over the years.
Piece of Tin
"In supporting roles, Derek Long is a strong presence as King Edward..." Stage Scene L
have perceptible promise, with particularly fine work offered by Derek Long as the Ghost of Hamlet’s father, who appears bathed in Jaymi Lee Smith's sufficiently ethereal lighting along the distant wall of the park’s signature celebrity-filled mausoleum.
…the Gleasons, neighborhood newbies whose eccentricities are the play's most interestingly peculiar elements. Pat (Derek Long) suggests a David Lynch aesthete, Mary Helen (Meeghan Holaway) is a bone-dry sophisticate.
The show features some strong comedic talent that deserves better — Ben Brannon and Heather Corwin as a neocon neighbor and his horrible pregnant wife; Long’s sneering lech, Pat Gleason, and Waisbren’s opportunistic babysitter with a penchant for playing dumber than she is.
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
Derek Long plays the hammy silent filmstar (and former male escort) King Carslile, with skill and a full complement of plummyDelsarte gestures.