The Book of Mormon Announces West End Cast

The Book of Mormon Announces West End Cast

Updated On: Mar 25, 2015
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    Leading the highly anticipated West End production of THE BOOK OF MORMON will be Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner playing missionaries Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively. Previews begin at the Prince of Wales Theatre from February 25 2013, followed by press night on March 23. Americans Creel and Gertner currently lead the production's US tour.

    Creel has previously appeared in the West End, first as Bert in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2006, and most recently in Hair, portraying Claude at the Gielgud Theatre. He received Tony Award nominations for his roles in Broadway's Hair in 2009, and Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002. Creel co-starred alongside Julie Andrews in Eloise at the Plaza, and Eloise at Christmastime, having also appeared in off-Broadway productions as well as national and regional tours, including Fame.

    THE BOOK OF MORMON will be Gertner's West End debut, having previously been an original member of the Tony Award-winning Broadway company. His theatre credits include Spelling Bee at the Circle in the Square Theatre and in Ordinary Days at the Roundabout Theatre, in addition to appearances on television's Ugly Betty and The Good Wife.

    THE BOOK OF MORMON is the labour of love between South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, with the trio responsible for the book, music and lyrics. Two young Mormon missionaries Price and Cunningham are sent to a remote village in Uganda, only to find the locals have bigger concerns than their religion scriptures.

    Other cast members announced today, include: Mark Anderson, Stephen Ashfield, Benjamin Brook, Daniel Buckley, Daniel Clift, Ashley Day, Terry Doe, Candace Furbert, Patrick George, Nadine Higgin, Tyrone Huntley, Evan James, Chris Jarman, Michael Kent, Alexia Khadime, Matt Krzan, Oliver Liddert, Daniel McKinley, Luke Newton, Terel Nugent, Haydn Oakley, Olivia Phillip, Lucy St. Louis, Giles Terera, Kayi Ushe, Tosh Wanogho-Maud and Liam Wrate.

    THE BOOK OF MORMON first opened on Broadway in March 2011, going on to win nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album. The West End musical comedy is produced by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Important Musicals and Sonia Friedman Productions.

    Book your tickets for the THE BOOK OF MORMON today!