As a Cedar Rapids Gazette article states, "Merrick Robison wasn't born on stage, but that would have been an apt beginning-for this story and his life." Born as the only child to Nazarene parents Ken and Lois in Marion, Iowa, Merrick was given a rich foundation in his Christian faith and began singing in church at a young age. He was encouraged very early to find his place on stage, and in fact was named after the title character of the play The Elephant Man-John Merrick, who his father had previously portrayed on the stage of Theatre Cedar Rapids. Merrick also participated in Theatre Cedar Rapids productions, and later moved to larger roles in his high school theatre at Alburnett.
After graduating, Merrick enrolled at Olivet Nazarene University, where he graduated in 2011 with a BA in Music and a minor in Musical Theatre, and expanded his theatre repertoire with such roles as Jud from Oklahoma! and Laurie from Little Women.
At Olivet Merrick found other ways to perform as a member of the University Orchestra, Jazz Band and Concert Singers. He is formerly a member of the Olivet ministry team The Olivetians, with which he had the opportunity to sing for audiences of up to 18,000 people and to travel around the Midwest and Florida.
Merrick is now based in Chicago, performing on stage and in front of the camera. Check out the homepage to see what he's currently up to.