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Maureen Van Zandt 

"Merri Monte"

Maureen Van Zandt has appeared on and off -Broadway as an actor, dancer, choreographer, producer and director. She performed in the Broadway companies of HAIR, GYPSY, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and Off- Broadway in GOLDEN BOY, BURN THIS, ETTA JENKS, SIMPATICO, DUTCHMAN, THE WHO’S TOMMY, and many others, including FERITE A MORTE at the UN.   She is co-artistic director of Renegade Theater Company, and co-producer of the Broadway show ONCE UPON A DREAM, and also the Broadway-bound musical PIECE OF MY HEART. 

Maureen played mob wife Gabriella Dante on HBO's THE SOPRANOS for 6 seasons and guest starred on the Netflix hit LILYHAMMER, in addition to film work. She teaches Acting for Ballet Dancers at American Ballet Theater School and is director/choreographer of The Garage Girls, a Go Go dance group.  She currently co- hosts the pop culture “Generation Gap” podcast with comedian Josh Accardo. Maureen is a proud recipient of the Count Basie Vanguard Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

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