He joined the Goodman Theatre's touring
company later in 1971. There, he appeared in the children's musical comedy The Magic Isle. He was part of the original
Chicago GODSPELL cast, and later was cast in the film version.
In the film Godspell, in the scene when Jesus is being crucified,
he was the only character to literally cry.
Sadly, Merrell had passed away on February 23, 1991.
Merrell is sorely missed
by many and shall be remembered always.
the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because
he sings "All Good Gifts," he must be a very good singer.
(Tenor – high A)
Tiger Jacket - Mickey Mouse T-shirt, Suspenders, Red Pants , Tennis Shoes, Little Green Hat,
Kindly Old-Man - always smiling image. Lack of movement because he is so big.
"Aw, I love him. He's got that sweet face and gentle nature. It's a shame he was only in GODSPELL. I was so depressed
when I found out about his death- found out about the others all at the same time, so I was pretty darn depressed. Just like
Jeffrey, he has this sort of air about him that makes you want to run up and hug him. Especially when he's being goofy. His
singing voice is incredible. And he's rockin' that fro! Miss you, Merrell!"Y