Christopher John O’Neill and Gavin Creel from The Book of Mormon visit the CP24 studio.
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Gavin Creel and Chris O’Neill appeared on The Morning Show today! Click if the embedded video doesn’t work for you.
Please welcome Declan Egan and Charnette Batey to the Jumamosi tour!
On September 21st at 9:30pm, BroadwayUnderstudies.com has once again invited some of Broadway’s most talented understudies to the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theatre to share their rare talent—the ability to perform at a second’s notice. They’ll be thrown into the fire in ‘Half Hour 5: A Last Minute Concert,’ a show where even they don’t know what they’ll be singing before they step up to the microphone. The audience will get to vote on what song each performer will sing.
Performers will include Bre Jackson, Nyk Bielak, and alumnus Jeff Heimbrock.
For the past year and a half, Gavin Creel has made his home in London, where he originated the role of Elder Price in the London production of “The Book of Mormon” at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
In fact, Creel, 38, spent much of his third decade of life in London, where he also had a long run playing the role of Burt in “Mary Poppins” as well as Claude in “Hair.”
Now, he’s ready to be home — almost.
Creel, a Findlay native who has found great success on Broadway, completed his run in the “Book of Mormon” in London at the end of July. After spending a few months back in New York, where he is now based, he starts a new temporary project, one that will bring him closer to his hometown of Findlay than any role in his professional career.
Today, Creel is joining a traveling tour of “The Book of Mormon.” He will reprise the role of Elder Price at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto until Nov. 30. The tour moves to Montreal from Dec. 2-7, then to Kitchener, Ontario Dec. 9-14. And, from Dec. 16-21, the tour stops at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo.
“I’m thrilled I’m coming to Toledo, I can’t wait,” Creel said during a phone conversation in Toronto, where he was preparing for tonight’s opening show.
To the uninitiated, Cody Jamison Strand said he’d describe “The Book of Mormon” as the story of two Mormon missionaries who get sent to Uganda.
"And that’s all I’d tell them," he said with a laugh.
The actor, who stars as Elder Cunningham in the national tour of the hugely successful Broadway musical, wouldn’t be lying. He just wouldn’t be giving the complete picture.
THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins September 16 at the Princess of Wales Theatre and plays a limited 11 week engagement through November 30 in Toronto, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making 24 tickets available at $25 apiece, cash only.