Merritt Janson

Merritt Janson is a New York-based actor active in theater, television and film. She originated roles in Rubin Santiago Hudson’s “Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine” (Two River) and “The Onion Cellar” with Amanda Palmer and the Dresden Dolls at the American Repertory Theater. She portrays Marie Antoinette in the Midwest premiere of The Chevalier, presented by Music of the Baroque in partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. 

Janson’s many performance credits include classical roles with Theater for a New Audience, the Public, Red Bull Theater and Shakespeare Theatre D.C. Her screen credits include “Elementary” (CBS), “Billions” (Showtime), “Quantico” (ABC) and “Madam Secretary” (CBS).

Janson holds a master’s of fine arts in acting from ART/MXAT at Harvard University. She also plays music and has used this skill in several productions, most recently in Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” at Theater for a New Audience in Brooklyn.