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Merritt David Janes

 
Bio:
U. Maine and Circle in the Square graduate from Colchester, VT. National Tours: Phantom Of The Opera, Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), Shrek (Farquaad), Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty). Regional: Little Shop (Dentist), Two Gentleman Of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
U. Maine and Circle in the Square graduate from Colchester, VT. National Tours: Phantom Of The Opera, Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), Shrek (Farquaad), Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty). Regional: Little Shop (Dentist), Two Gentleman Of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Dewey (Alternate)
Dewey [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Carl Hanratty
  [US Tour]
NETworks National Tour, 2011
Lord Farquaad

Photos

Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Be More Chill)  Merritt David Janes (School of Rock) Photo

Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Be More Chill) Merritt David Janes (School of Rock)

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09/16/2019
Amy Wolk  Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Be More Chill)  Merritt David Janes (School  Photo

Amy Wolk Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Be More Chill) Merritt David Janes (School of Rock) Justin Collette (School of Rock)

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09/16/2019
Amy Wolk  Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Be More Chill)  Merritt David Janes (School  Photo

Amy Wolk Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Be More Chill) Merritt David Janes (School of Rock) Justin Collette (School of Rock) Kelvin Moon Loh (Beetlejuice, Sponge Bob) Nikki M. James Daniel Reich

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09/16/2019
Rosalie (Lexie Dorsett Sharp) lets down her guard with Dewey (Merritt David Janes) in Photo

Rosalie (Lexie Dorsett Sharp) lets down her guard with Dewey (Merritt David Janes) in the national tour of "School of Rock"

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06/06/2019
Leanne Parks and Merritt David Janes; Photo by Evan Zimmerman Photo

Leanne Parks and Merritt David Janes; Photo by Evan Zimmerman

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10/23/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Dewey (Alternate)

Dewey [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Carl Hanratty

  [US Tour]
NETworks National Tour, 2011
Lord Farquaad

Merritt David Janes Biography

U. Maine and Circle in the Square graduate from Colchester, VT. National Tours: Phantom Of The Opera, Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), Shrek (Farquaad), Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty). Regional: Little Shop (Dentist), Two Gentleman Of Verona (The Duke), Works Of Shakespeare Abridged (Adam). www.merrittdavidjanes.com, @MDavidJanes, Insta: mdjtanner




Merritt David Janes News

BUDDY Extends at Florida Rep Photo BUDDY Extends at Florida Rep
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Florida Repertory Theatre's production of 'Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story' is now extended to April 24th in the Historic Arcade Theatre. 'Buddy' opened to critical acclaim on March 18th, and has been breaking box office records and garnering praise from critics and audiences alike.

BWW Review: BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Florida Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Florida Repertory Theatre
by Elizabeth James - Mar 29, 2022

Directed by Florida Rep's Associate Artistic Director, Jason Parrish, Florida Repertory Theatre's production of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY tells the story of the iconic rock 'n' roll sensation, Buddy Holly, and how he changed the face of popular music sixty years ago. 

Florida Repertory Theatre Will Present BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Photo Florida Repertory Theatre Will Present BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2022

Florida Repertory Theatre’s 2021-2022 Season continues the rock ‘n’ roll sensation, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” by Alan Janes. The musical tells the story of Buddy’s rise to stardom and how he transformed popular music almost overnight and plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre from March 18 to April 13. The run includes four nearly sold-out previews from March 15 to 17.

Merritt David Janes Releases New Single 'Peace And Love Will Never Die, A Song For Jo Photo Merritt David Janes Releases New Single 'Peace And Love Will Never Die, A Song For John And Yoko'
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2020

Broadway's MERRITT DAVID JANES, School of Rock (Dewey), releases his new single, Peace and Love Will Never Die, A Song for John and Yoko. 

Photo Flash: I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU Season Three Premieres At The Laurie Beechman Photo Photo Flash: I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU Season Three Premieres At The Laurie Beechman
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2019

Last night was the Season 3 Premiere of Nikki M. James and Amy Wolks hilarious, fast-paced game show featuring Broadway panelists as they lie their way to the top. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk with William TN Hall at the piano, and a panel of Broadway favorites.

I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU Returns For Season 3 Photo I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU Returns For Season 3
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2019

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present I Only Have Lies For You, a live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest, now staring its THIRD hit season! Two teams of three will go head-to-head telling stories, some of which may not be true---it is up to the other team to guess, Truth or Lie. Featuring musical direction by William TN Hall and others, panelists will defend their stories by all means possible, including song and dance. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, I Only Have Lies For You is presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, and is being recorded as a podcast, which can be found on iTunes.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts
by Jim Munson - Jun 6, 2019

"Where Did the Rock Go?" is one of the lovelier ballads Andrew Lloyd Weber has written - redolent of longing for a younger self unencumbered by the responsibilities and attendant anxieties of adulthood. The title phrase is set to one of Lloyd Weber's patented ear worms that I defy you to get out of your head days after seeing the show, maybe ever. It comes in the middle of Act 2 of "School of Rock," the stage adaptation of the popular 2003 film, playing through Sunday, May 9th at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is Rocking the Eccles Theater Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is Rocking the Eccles Theater
by Tyler Hinton - May 29, 2019

The national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK, featuring a remarkable cast of child rock stars, is funny, hopeful, and a head-banging good time.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Paramount - A Muffled, Mugging, Mess ... With Cute  Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Paramount - A Muffled, Mugging, Mess ... With Cute Kids
by Jay Irwin - May 15, 2019

Say what you want about Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber but at least he's consistent. Consistently borrowing from others as is evident in the most recent offering from the Paramount Theatre, 'his' musical version of the 2003 movie 'The School of Rock'. And while it has adorable kids, absolutely shredding it with their vocals and musical chops on stage, it also has utterly forgettable and repetitious songs (at least the ones actually written by Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater) and a lead who takes mugging to a whole new, annoying level.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS: Gold Stars All Around Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS: Gold Stars All Around
by DC Felton - May 1, 2019

Another school year may be coming to an end, but school is just starting at Des Moines Performing Arts as “School of Rock: The Musical” opened up April 30 for a limited 1 week engagement as part of the Willis Broadway Series. This production is not to be missed, especially if you are wanting to introduce your children to the world of theatre. While the main characters in the show may be adults, it's the kids who are the stars of this show.

Merritt David Janes Videos

VIDEO: Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform 'You're In the Band' on TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

Alex Brightman and the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK performed the high-energy number 'You're In the Band' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Check out the clip below!

STAGE TUBE: Ben Jacoby and Julia Udine Perform 'All I Ask of You' from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2014

The Chicago Tribune just posted a video of Ben Jacoby and Julia Udine performing 'All I Ask of You' from The Phantom of the Opera, which is currently on tour and running at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre through March 2. Watch the duo sing below!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2013

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the true story that inspired it, the high-flying Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will play the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 2 week engagement March 12 - 24, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the touring production below.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Tour- Performance Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2012

The tour of the 2011 Broadway musical Catch Me if You Can started October 7 at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The videos below show clips from the show, including 'Live in Living Color,' 'Jet Set,' 'Fly, Fly Away,' 'Don't Break the Rules,' and more. Click below to watch highlights!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Tour Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2012

Troika Entertainment, LLC kicked off the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI October 7, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Tour! Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2012

Troika Entertainment, LLC presents the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN national tour, which officially kicks off at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on October 7. BroadwayWorld was invited to a special preview of the show before it takes off for it's first performance, and you can meet the cast and check out 'Live in Living Color,' 'Jet Set' and 'Don't Break the Rules' below!


Merritt David Janes Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Merritt David Janes been in?
Merritt David Janes has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Merritt David Janes been in?
Merritt David Janes has not appeared in the West End