JV Mercanti

JV Mercanti Associate Professor

Acting - BFA Musical Theater


JV most recently served as the Associate Director of "Jesus Christ Superstar: Live" for NBC starring John Legend and Sara Bareilles. He is also serving as the Associate Director on "Once Upon a One More Time," the Broadway-bound Britney Spears jukebox musical. JV directed Lauren Pritchard's critically acclaimed musical "Songbird" at 59E59th St, which the New York Times called “expertly directed.” He served as the Casting and Associate Director on the recent Broadway revival of "Romeo & Juliet" with Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. He also cast the Kevin Kline revival of "Cyrano de Bergerac" co-starring Jennifer Garner. His MFA is from Rutgers University, BA from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Studies. Along with various NYC and a few regional theatre directing credits, JV spent two years as Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at the University of Miami. His monologue book series, In Performance, is published by Applause Books.