Rising star and certifiable theater heartthrob Matt Doyle knows his way around a big Broadway show. After Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie and War Horse, the actor is about to take on his biggest role yet as Elder Price in the smash-hit musical The Book of Mormon. Doyle steps into the show on November 27, but before he puts on his temple garments and name tag, we chatted with Doyle at his solo concert at Rockwood Music Hall to get the story on his Mormon mission.
Gavin Creel On How He’s Like ‘Type A’ Elder Price in The Book of Mormon National Tour
Gavin Creel is leading the mission across the U.S. in the national tour of The Book of Mormon. Listen to the Tony nominee talk about starring as Elder Price and why America’s going to “eat up” this hilarious musical.
— Gavin Creel, interviewed by Adam Hetrick for Playbill
Yes, I went to prom not once, but TWICE with Andrew Rannells. Go ahead and be jealous. He was an amazing date! We ripped up the dance floor and he got me the most spectacular orchid corsage that I want to replicate for my wedding. We posed for this picture on purpose, quite dramatically. Andrew and I caused quite the commotion at this event. It was in Omaha, Nebraska at an ALL boys Catholic school event where women where allowed to venture onto campus once a year on this magical night.
Go backstage with one of Broadway’s hottest actors from Broadway’s biggest show. NY1’s Frank DiLella interviews The Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannells in the latest Downstage Center. From Hairspray and Jersey Boys toThe Book of Mormon’s Elder Price, Nebraska native Mr. Rannells relishes his time in the hottest show in town. Inspired by Into the Woods and The Who’s Tommy, he somehow found a way to keep a straight face during each hilarious performance on his way to his first Tony Award nomination in 2011. Listen to how he ended up in the current production and pranks his co-star Josh Gad on stage, what real Mormons think of his work, working with Trey Parker and Matt Stone and the sometimes controversial subject matter of their humor, and what happens when Oprah visits him after the show.
Andrew Rannells and Ellen Barkin on Watch What Happens Live’s after-show