Gavin Creel, the Tony-nominated actor who starred in the 2009 Broadway revival of “Hair,” will trade in his love beads for the Holy Scripture when he joins the national tour of “The Book of Mormon,” which kicks off this summer, August in Denver.
Producers announced Thursday that Creel will star as Elder Price, the role currently played by Andrew Rannells on Broadway. Creel is set to play Elder Price, the bright-eyed Mormon missionary of ambiguous sexuality. Creel received Tony nominations for “Hair” in 2009 and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in 2002. No other casting for the tour has been announced.
Book of Mormon tour starts Aug. 14 in Denver Colorado, then moves to Los Angeles before coming to San Francisco late this year. It will also hit Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Des Moines, Iowa,: Minneapolis; and St. Louis. A second national tour starts in December in Chicago.
The tour’s second stop will be at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, for a 12-week engagement starting September 05, 2012. The musical has been a hit on Broadway since opening last year. It won nine Tony Awards, including the award for best new musical.
“The Book of Mormon” follows elders Price and Cunningham as they travel to a remote African village for their mission. The musical was created by “South Park’s” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Robert Lopez of “Avenue Q.” Parker directed the show with Casey Nicholaw, who is also the choreographer.
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