"The young lovers are beautifully played by Danny Gurwin as the bewildered Caliph and the terrific Marcy Harriell."
-Clive Barnes, NY Post

"Marcy Harriell manages to make every moment count. This actress completely captures Marsinah's sweetness, winningly trills 'Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,' and brings down the house during the final section of 'And This Is My Beloved.' Her shimmering soprano may come as a surprise to those who know her work in Rent or Lennon, in which she was only able to display her powerful lower register."
-Brian Scott Lipton,

"It's the music that sent the audience out of the 2800-seat packed house humming 'Stranger in Paradise' and exclaiming 'Wonderful.'...the excellent Marcy Harriell's Marsinah is charismatic and velvet-voiced."
-Michael Dale,

"Marcy Harriell and Danny Gurwin, nicely render the show's hit parade: the maddeningly catchy 'Stranger in Paradise,' the teasing 'Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,' and the full-on operetta number 'This Is My Beloved.'"
-Rob Kendt,


"Marcy Harriell puts over 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World' with a rafter-rattling intensity."
-Ben Brantley, NY Times

"It is unfair to single out any of a virtually flawless ensemble, but--being unfair--...Chuck Cooper is superlative throughout; Terrence Mann has a lovely series of comic cameos, and the wildcat kitten Marcy Harriell is a star in the making."
-Clive Barnes, NY Post

"Finally, there's Marcy Harriell...She's an unstoppable burst of focused creative energy, and wakes up the show (and the audience) with her every appearance, whether as a hyperactive Elton John leaping on the piano when playing a gig with Lennon or simply writhing around onstage singing a searing, soulful rendition of 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World.'"
-Matthew Murray,

"Marcy Harriell delivers a powerhouse 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World.'"
-Linda Winer, Newsday

"Marcy Harriell knocks down the theater with a ferocious rendition of 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World.'"
-Eric Grode,

"Act two promises more musical unity, given the sheer political resolution of the songs that open the act: 'Power to the People,' 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World' (delivered with fine ferocity by Marcy Harriell) and 'Attica State.'"
-Marilyn Stasio, Variety

"Act II is stopped cold with Marcy Harriell's stunningly sung and acted, 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World.'"
-Michael Dale,

"The best number is actually the decidedly un-P.C. 'Woman Is the N----- of the World.'"
-Marc Peyser, Newsweek


"As played by the incandescent Marcy Harriell, Mimi is a flirtatious hellcat whose need for Roger is nearly as addictive as her heroin habit."
-Peter Marks, NY Times

Queens Supreme

"Marcy Harriell, as law clerk Carmen Hui, is the standout among the ensemble, used mostly to encounter the judges in hallways and push the exposition. Harriell plays the bright bulb among the crew, and her perky perf commands attention."

"Marcy Harriell and James Madio, who play legal assistants Carmen Hui and Mike Powell, respectively. Not only do they add credible ethnic flavor to the show, they're amusing presences, regardless of the lines they're given."
-Noel Holston, Newsday

Lucky Duck

"As an Ugly Duckling who becomes a swan, Harriell possesses the golden voice to justify the acclaim she finally receives. ...she deserves knockout numbers...her vivacious renditions are always enjoyable, and she wins us over with 'Average, Simple, Mega Superstar.'"
-Joel Hirschhorn, Variety

West Side Story, National

"As Tony and Maria, Scott Carollo and Marcy Harriell flirt with perfection, he seducing with powerful tenor swagger, she with a maidenly soprano innocence."
-John Coulbourne, Toronto Sun

HMS Pinafore

"Marcy Harriell gives an amazing performance as Josephine, the lass who loved a sailor...she precariously balances a sweet, true soprano on top of a blaring, Broadway belt...she's pretty as a daguerreotype and full of spunk. She makes her aria of agonized indecision a one-woman French farce as she slams in and out of doorways that represent the alternatives she faces."
- Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

Sorrow & Rejoicings

"...then there is the silent, turbulent figure of Rebecca, brilliantly played by Marcy Harriell."
-Donald Lyons, NY Post

"Marcy Harriell is a quiet storm as the mulatto daughter who, for most of the play, looms in the shadows. But her sullen silence cannot conceal her fury, and her final impassioned confessional provides the drama's surprising conclusion."
-Robert L. Daniels, Variety