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Bucket List Theatre Credits Include SILENCE! The Musical. Merlin returned to Lecter after rotating five roles as male swing in the original LA Production of Silence! in 2012. He plays Elric in Jackson Stewart's "Beyond the Gates” which won the Nightfall Jury Prize at the LA Film Festival (2016, available on Netflix). He appears in the upcoming feature "All The Creatures Were Stirring" and acts in two episodes of "12 Deadly Days." He sang Dr. Hill in Stuart Gordon's "Re-Animator: The Musical" 200 times in Las Vegas, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles, and on the forthcoming original cast album. The role earned him an Ovation Award nomination (2011) and a rave review in the New York Times (2012). He voices F.A.N.G in "Street Fighter V" and acts in Ross Patterson films "Range 15," "Helen Keller vs Nightwolves" and "FDR: American Badass!" Other voice work includes “Dream Corp LLC” and “Hellsing Ultimate.” He recently played Salo in Stuart Gordon's adaptation of Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan," directed by Ben Rock at Sacred Fools Theater. Merlin created the role of The President in "The Beastly Bombing" at the Steve Allen Theater, NYMF, and Opera aan het IJ (Amsterdam). As principal bass with touring repertory Opera A La Carte for 7 seasons, he sang a variety of roles in The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and The Gondoliers. His classical career included 50 roles in regional opera, a world premiere in Paris, and four years as Resident Artist with Opera San Jose. Merlin was profiled by NPR in a national story about his niche career as "Mr. Horror Musicals" (2013).

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