Here’s what the critics have to say...


-“The cast is solid…the gorgeous Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer will steal your heart just as she did Usnavi’s.”

-Steadstyle Chicago

“Gonzalez-Nacer transcends the potentially clichéd Latin spitfire image of Vanessa by showing just enough vulnerability.”

-Talkin’ Broadway Regional News & Reviews:  Chicago

“Gonzalez-Nacer has the pipes to turn Vanessa from the show’s secondary love interest into a primary character.”

-The Boston Globe

“Standing out from the crowd are the two key female characters, Vanessa (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), who wants to escape the barrio, and Nina (Arielle Jacobs)…In a cast with dazzling vocal talents across the board, Gonzalez-Nacer and Jacobs stand out in this category as well.”

-Talkin’ Broadway Regional News & Reviews:  Boston

“The cast is flawless...Though every single actor and dancer in the show excelled, there were some standouts in this multi-talented cast:  Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, who plays the part of Vanessa, has a powerful and compelling voice that rises above the frenzied dance numbers.  Throughout the show, she has a magnetism that draws us to her.”

-The Daily Loaf

“…the leggy, lovely Vanessa (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer)...”

“Also fine is Gonzalez-Nacer as Vanessa.  With ‘It Won’t Be Long Now,’ she combines effortless sex appeal with ferocious feminism, dismissing boys who whistle because they have ‘nothing to say’ with a saunter and a saucy, empowered tilt of the head.”

-Chicago Theatre Review Examiner

“The entire cast is first-rate, especially…Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Vanessa.”

-Frank Rizzo’s Behind The Curtain Blog

“...acted with intelligence and heart.”  Chicago

-“…the very natural Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer...”

-Chicago Sun Times

“… the bright and sassy Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer… radiant voice that brings power and poignancy to such songs as ‘It Won’t Be Long Now.’”


“Performed by a lively cast of characters…power vocalist Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer”

-The Taunton Gazette

“Lovely Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer exudes sincerity as Vanessa…engaging.”

-The Columbus Dispatch

“However, it’s the leading ladies – Arielle Jacobs (Nina) and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Vanessa) – that steal much of the show.  Nacer perfectly portrays the toughened exterior of Vanessa as she battles the effects of her mother’s alcoholism.”

-Metromix Columbus

“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as the hot chick, Vanessa, had just the right balance of girly and tough.”

“Stronger impressions are made by Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Vanessa.”

-The Other Paper

“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer couldn’t possibly be a cuter Vanessa, and she imbues the character with a powerful voice and an innocent girl-next-door sweetness.”

-The Broadway Mouth

“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, as Vanessa, brightened the stage considerably.”

-St. Louis Eats & Drinks with Joe & Ann Pollack

“Gonzalez-Nacer’s torch singing is winning.”

-Talkin’ Broadway Regional News & Reviews:  Connecticut

Reviews from Broadway’s 1st National Tour of 
“In the Heights”
Reviews from 1st National Tour of  
“3 Mo’ Divas”

“This kind of talent doesn’t come this way very often.”

-Edmonton Sun

“a soaring vocal talent”

-Los Angeles Times

“These singers are genuine multi-threats...classically trained

opera singers can deliver killer blues, Broadway tunes, soul, 

jazz, R&B, gospel, eight genres in all, and with enormous and

equal facility.”

-Edmonton Journal


-Buffalo News

Reviews from the World Premiere of  
“Corridos Remix”

“…the amazing Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, a multi-talented triple threat knockout, who sings, acts, dances and plays fiddle, all the while lighting up the stage with her sexy, electric presence.”

-KPBS Radio San Diego

“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, a performer of great charm and versatility, dramatically and musically.”

-Backstage West

“Nacer is terrific, with a clear voice and an energy that sparks the stage.”

“…a beautiful, sexy, gifted quadruple threat who is a genuine ‘find’ and undoubtedly a rising star.”

-KPBS Radio San Diego

“Lovely to look at, Gonzalez-Nacer is most impressive in her ability to belt hard-edged Tejana songs and in the next breath croon a meltingly lyrical love song.  She even fiddles…the gal is talent plus.”

-North County Times

Reviews from West Coast Premiere of  
“4 Guys Named Jose...and Una Mujer Named Maria”

“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Maria absolutely steals the show.  She has the rare ability to radiate sensuality and innocence with her fiery vocals and dance moves, plus she has the kind of knockout looks that make every costume a visual delight…Gonzalez-Nacer exudes magnetism.”

-Easy Reader

“Gonzalez-Nacer’s charismatic voice, her voluptuous dancing, and especially her smile that even from the nosebleed seats showed how much the music coursed through her blood…sizzled on stage.”

-Gazette Newspapers

“…a wonderful find.”

-Los Angeles Times

“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is a beautiful bundle of dynamite that sings, dances and wisecracks.  Every time she sashays across the stage, she sends sparks into the audience…the hit of the show”

-Press Telegram

“The true highlight of the production is the comically endearing performance of Gonzalez-Nacer as the much put-upon Maria, who wholeheartedly commits to every absurdity thrown at her.”

-Daily Variety

“Gonzalez-Nacer is a delight, vivacious and unfairly charming, the perfect cynosure of the men.”

-Backstage West

“When you add the beautiful, sexy, sultry sounds of Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Maria, the show packs on even greater wallop.”

Other Regional Reviews

“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer plays Rosalia … Her duet with Anita (“America”) – is outstanding, and the sequence drew the evening’s biggest applause.”
-West Side Story, Davis Enterprise

“An excellent addition is multi-talented Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, who sings and dances superbly, and plays a mean fiddle.”
-American Rhythm, KPBS Radio San Diego

“If one may, however, pick two names for praise out of the metaphorical hat, good choices would be Gonzalez-Nacer and Smith.”
-American Rhythm,

“Several solid production numbers are a 
highlight, including the cute and sexy “Two Ladies.”
-Cabaret, Bee Theatre Critic