Ernie - John Bolton
Pam - Farah Alvin
Jimmy - Jake Boyd
Phyllis - Natalie Venetia Belcon
The Last Smoker in America has the spark of a smokin’-hot new musical… Peter Melnick’s pop-rock score is terrific, with multiple catchy melodies that will stick in your head like peanut butter. Bill Russell’s lyrics have their moments too, particularly in the deliciously tasteless songs “If It Feels This Good” and “I Wanna Call You.”
– Catherine Rampell, The New York Times
Russell has an ear for a quick one-liner and Melnick's gifts as a composer are considerable. When Russell's book settles into a sort of genial sitcom mode, it actually can be charming, and Melnick has turned out a couple of lovely ballads, particularly "You're the Only Friend I've Got," in which all of the characters pay tribute to their respective addictions.
– Andy Probst, TheaterMania