"The small Ms. Zaken packs a big voice."
"Remy Zaken, who created the role of Thea in the original Broadway production of “Spring Awakening,” is exactly right as Anne. You have no trouble at all accepting her as a bright, eager adolescent full of half-understood longings..."
"Remy Zaken, beguiling and luminous, gives a noble performance as Anne: extroverted and curious one moment, then, by Act II, self-questioning about her stirring sexuality and fearful of the dark shadows that loom."
"Because the play is told intimately through Anne’s perspective, it allows the audience to lose their consciousness to the horrid reality of the world outside the annex and into her own poignant balance of naivety and maturity, fear and hope. Remy Zaken luminously controls this dichotomy through Anne’s formative years spent in hiding. She starts off jovial, oblivious almost but finds herself dealing with a search for identity and sense of sympathy without ever losing her radiant core."
"As the title character, Remy Zaken (“Spring Awakening” on Broadway) is perfect in her imperfections. The petite actress who looks the part also embodies a budding teen through and through — her adoration of her father at her mother’s expense, busting a ballet move during one of her nonstop rants, cruel and annoying one minute, caring and entertaining the next. We know Ms. Zaken’s [Anne]: she is a sister, a daughter, a friend in our sphere. She makes knowing what’s to come is all the more devastating."
"Playing young Anne Frank is no easy task. But 26-year-old Remy Zaken handles Anne’s transition from outspoken, self-involved child to a more sensitive, thoughtful but still-lively 15-year-old with seamless plausibility."
"Remy Zaken as Anne Frank rips the soul. Her snarky, yet exuberant demeanor makes you [believe], for one moment, that everyone was good. Zaken’s strength, wit, and fragility combined for a performance that truly touched the audience. Her broken sense of self, thirst for understanding and unconventional thought process pulled at the heart strings as she navigates life, love, hope, anger, and regret. Through the darkened door in which Frank lives, Zaken characterizes the journey with elegance and spunk ... The audience fell hard for Frank, and were truly saddened that they never knew her. Surrounded by tears of men and women at the closing of the show, I realized the mastery that Zaken had achieved: a true audience envelopment."
Dear Evan Hansen
Eugene O’Neill Theatre / Michael Mayer
Music Box Theatre / Michael Grief
National Tour / Stafford Arima
Dear Evan Hansen
Second Stage / Michael Grief
The Vineyard / Michael Mayer
Culture Project / Rachel Klein
New World Stages / Buddy Crutchfield
Atlantic Theatre / Michael Mayer
The Little Shubert / Meridee Stein
Public Theatre / George C. Wolfe
Esemble / US
25th Annual ... Spelling Bee
How I Learned to Drive
A Little Princess
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Pittsburgh Public / Pamela Berlin
Cape Playhouse / Jeffry Denman
Cleveland Playhouse / Laura Kepley
TheatreWorks / Susan H. Schulman
Goodspeed / Ellinor Renfield
Home Street Home
The Guide To Being Single
And Her Naughty Naughty Pets
Eugene O'Neill Memorial Center
Old Globe / Walter Bobbie
The Electra / Ilana Ransom Toeplitz
Meritage Pictures / Jacob Cooney
Dir. Mark Oxman
Law and Order
It Could Be Worse
61st Annual Tony Awards
Web Series (in production)
Web Series on Hulu
*Connecticut Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Debut” in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Broadway.com Audience Award Nominee for Favorite Breakthrough Performance.
"The small Ms. Zaken packs a big voice" - The New York Times
"Beguiling and Luminous" - The Pittsburgh City Paper
"Remy Zaken, a little Dynamo" - Theatre Pizzazz
"Remy Zaken is exactly right as Anne" - The Wall Street Journal
"In the title character, Remy is perfect in her imperfections." - Pittsburgh Post Gazette