Merrill Grant Resume


Additional Opera & Classical Credits

Indianapolis Opera          Chorus                       Eugine Onegin,

                                                                                Ballad of Baby Doe

                                                                                Il Trovatore 


Capitol City Opera          Despina                       Cosi fan Tutte 

                                                                                 (Southeast tour)


                                           Gretel                           Hansel & Gretel

                                                                                     (school tour)

Jarvis Conservatory       Chorus              El Barbarillo de Lavapies

Napa , CA

Operetta Concert          Soloist                Kasematten, Graz Austria


LiederAbend                  Soloist                Graz Austria AIMS


Reviews for "My Shirley Years" cabaret act

"Grant has what it takes to be a major force in the cabaret world."                            Keith Paterson for What's on Stage 

"A sparkling new talent in the world of cabaret.. a bright versatile, soprano,.. an accomplished performer!"

Elizabeth Alfors for Cabaret Scenes Magazine 

"A multi-talented performer as a singer, storyteller and dancer." 

Broadway After Dark

"Grant is deftly and delightfully amusing.  Makes one want to see and hear more of her. 'My Shirley Years' parlays her getting hooked on Shirley Temple during childhood into a clever, amusing take showing what Grant can do in adulthood.  She's too smart a performer to be one note, weaving other material into a glance back at the 1930's era.  She also sings numbers reflecting mature voices of the period."

William Wolf, President of the Drama Desk Awards

"She turns her childhood fascination with Shirley Temple into a well researched showcase for her song and dance talents. Grant has Temple's Hollywood child star blend of indomitable optimism and eminently slappable perkiness down to a fine art. She fills in the background of Temple's extraordinary rise with facts and figures without turning the show into a lecture." 

"Temple and her costars, including Dorothy Dell and Alice Faye, whose songs and backstories Grant adds to show that she is no one trick pony."  

Rob Adams for  The Herald, Scotland 




Best of Fest selection for the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Marvin Stutter's "Pick of the Fringe" 2010


1930's Idol- Audience Favorite Award (Produced by Big Night Out)