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Mervin Marvey

Nickname: 'Merv'

ACTOR. VOCALIST. DANCER. PRESENTER. MC. MODEL.


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 05-04-1987 in Rustenburg South Africa

In these days of artificial media hype and instant fame and success, true stories of an international award-winning talent is something of a rarity. Known for his spunky, positive and energetic personality, Mervin Marvey is well on his way to becoming one of Africa’s brightest international stars. Born in Rustenburg the multi-talented and multi-lingual actor, singer, dancer, director, casting director, choreographer, acting and vocal coach spent his formative years performing as a member in his father’s church choir at funerals, weddings, christenings, and traditional events. Soon Mervin started branching out to audition for youth choirs on a national level and had the pleasure to share the stage performing with the North West Youth Choir, TUKS Camerata, and the world re known Drakensberg Boys Choir touring South Africa and Namibia. At 18, during his matric year at Hoerskool Rustenburg, Mervin was offered a performing opportunity amongst thousands of young hopeful South Africans to be a part of TOP ten South African performers chosen by Kearsarge Arts Theatre Company an award-winning youth theatre company based in New Hampshire, United States of America to star in an international touring production “Hope is like a Feather” a musical collaboration combining stories of young South Africans and Americans. The musical production received raving reviews both in the United States and South Africa and won numerous American theatre awards for Best Original Youth Musical in 2007. Shortly post completing his matric education with disctinctions, Mervin auditioned as a singer/performer at the well-known Stardust Theatrical Dining and had the pleasure of working alongside SA artists such as Graeme Watkins (Idols Season 5), Katlego Maboe (Expresso Presenter), and Nomfusi (SAMA nominee). Hardwork and determination proved to be a driving force in Mervin’s life as he was offered a return to the United States to play the supporting-role of Cowardly Lion in the all time American golden age musical, The Wizard of Oz, returning to star once again at award-winning Kearsarge Arts Theatre Company right outside of the big city Boston, Massachussets. Today, Mervin Marvey has a string of impressive international credits and qualifications that have prepared him for a meaningful, diverse and long career in the performing arts including being the very first South African to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a focus in Musical Theatre from Plymouth State University, New Hampshire. Among other achievements, Mervin was honored as Best Male Musical Theatre Graduate of class 2012, he has travelled the country as an off-broadway performer in New York, Las Vegas, Disney FL, Tennesee, and Boston. He has both choreographed and directed over ten professional productions including two national tours, is featured in Oscar Winning director and producer Ernest Thompsons, hit movie Times & Charges shot in New York and New England in United States.

Contact details

mervinmarvey@aol.com

M: 0714722590



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LEAD VOCALIST | ENTERTAINMENT | NCL INTERNATIONAL
Tampa, United States of America | December 2017 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

LEAD VOCALIST FOR NCL, AROUND THE WORLD performing his One-Man Show


TJ in SISTER ACT | Entertainment/Theatre | Joburg Theatre
GAUTENG, South Africa | August 2015 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Played a featured role TJ in the South African Premier of SISTER ACT The Musical at the Mandela Stage, Joburg Theatre Directed by Janice Honeyman and Produced by Bernard Jay.


Tortoise & Hare (Harvey Hare) | OFF BROADWAY ENTERTAINMENT | NCTC Off Broadway Theatre, New York New York
New York, United States of America | November 2014 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Played the Lead (Harvey Hare) alongside Broadway Actors in the original Off-Broadway Musical Production of Tortoise & Hare.


Angel in RENT The Musical | Entertainment/Theatre | Papermill Jeans Playhouse
New Hampshire, United States of America | October 2013 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Won and award for the role of Angel as "Best Supporting Actor". The first ever South African to win this award in the US.


Previous Position(s)

Lead Vocalist/Dancer | ENTERTAINMENT | Royal Caribbean Productions
Miami, United States of America | June 2014 - October 2017

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Around the world, performing as a Lead Vocalist and Dancer since 2014.

Educational history

Secondary

Rustenburg High School, Rustenburg, South Africa (2006)

Tertiary

Plymouth, United States of America | 2008 - 2012

BA Performing Arts - Acting / Musical Theatre

An extensive American based 4 year education. Mervin was a Top Talent Receipient for all 4 years.

Achievements

Awards

NH Regional Theatre Award | 2013

Mervin won "BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR" in a Professional Category for his role as Angel in RENT directed by Broadway Director/Choreographer, Kevin P Hill

Shortlist and nomination

Who's Who Among Students in American Universties | 2012

Nominated for a Who's Who award regionally in the New England region in the United States of America

Academic Achievements

Talent Recipient | 2012

Top Student in Theatre Department 4 year consecutive Recipient

Talent Recipient | 2011

Top Student in Theatre Department 4 year consecutive Recipient

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