As an actor-singer, Cherilyn has received critical mention for her performances, adapting her voice to the characters. A few reviews include:
The Southwest premiere of Merrily We Roll Along: “Sondheim’s failure triumphs at Stage West….Phenomenal, able to convey greater emotional depth and experience while appearing to get progressively younger throughout the show…. [M]akes an astonishing transformation from the drunken, bitter critic of the opening scenes to the gifted girl of the closing.” —Dallas Times Herald.
Side By Side By Sondheim, Revue: “Chilling and very effective…Skilled and wondrously compatible…wispy, affecting soprano…delivers a certified smash…shines!” – Dallas Morning News.
Some Enchanted Evening, Rodgers & Hammerstein Revue: “Plenty of personality.” – Dallas Morning News.
Cassanova: The Musical: “An outstanding, professional performance.” — Ken Waissman, producer of Grease; “This girl should be in New York. She can do anything!” – Jack Eddleman, Director, New York City Light Opera; “A wonderfully talented, highly dramatic actress.” — Hugh Wheeler, book/lyrics Sweeney Todd.
The Pilgrim’s Progress (Tom Key, co-writer with Harry Chapin – Cotton Patch Gospel): “The saddest part of all this comes in seeing talented musical actors like Cherilyn … so completely wasted.” – Dallas Morning News..