“With his high spirits, physical and vocal agility and infectious personality, it's clear that Renoly Santiago knows how to work a room."
Alvin Klein, New York Times
"And the other kids in the movie are interesting, too, especially a young Latin genius named Phreak, played by Renoly Santiago."
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
“…Santiago stir[s] strong sympathy and show[s] a good deal of promise.”
Todd McCarthy, Variety
"...throughout the show, there's a chorus of parrots headed by graceful Renoly Santiago, as well as an ensemble of other characters that include animated furniture and appliances..."
Amanda Cooper, CurtainUp
“[La Voz Hispana] reconoce, honra y felicita a Renoly Santiago quien por su gran talento y honestitad merece que su nombre se una de esas grandes estrellas alrededor del mundo: Jose Ferrer, Raul Julia, Rita Moreno y Jimmy Smits, por nombrar algunos. Nuestros respetos, admiracion y aplausos, Renoly...”
Arnaldo Rodriguez, La Voz Hispana
“Renoly Santiago…is particularly effective”.
“The only performer who registers at all is the Umbrella Man of Renoly Santiago.”
John Simon, New York Magazine
"A riveting performance by Renoly Santiago!"
“Luis Antonio Hernandez is the one the newspapers nicknamed Umbrella Man. The stage Hernandez is darker and scarier…but he may be the star of the show”.
“Only Renoly Santiago has some life as Tony Hernandez, the gang kid known as the Umbrella Man”.
“Renoly Santiago is very fine as Agron’s chef accomplice…”
The Reporter Dispatch
“There are some stellar performances…[from] Renoly Santiago as [Agron’s] mentor and accomplice…”
New York Post
“[The] kid… that plays the Umbrella Man…is just fabulous”.