Aubie Merrylees, a Downingtown native, is currently making his Broadway debut in To Kill a Mockingbird, one of this season’s biggest hits, writes Deb Miller for D.C. Metro Theater Arts.
The actor appears on the Shubert Theatre’s stage as a member of the performance team and is also an understudy for five other roles.
Merrylees began his career at People’s Light in Malvern. Over the years, he established himself as a prominent member of the Philadelphia theater community and earned a pair of Ivy League degrees: a B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from Yale.
He then moved to New York, where he is fulfilling his lifelong dream as a performer on Broadway.
“It’s a childhood dream, so it is really exciting to be where I hoped I’d be when I was a little kid, seeing Cats at the age of six,” said Merrylees. “And it’s really exciting to work with other Broadway artists.”
He is happy that his debut is in a classic that many people are already familiar with.
Classics “tend to speak to human struggles, feelings, and experiences in profound and emotional ways,” he said.
Read more about Aubie Merrylees at D.C. Metro Theater Arts here.