Cast & Creatives
GAVIN CREEL– ELDER PRICE
JARED GERTNER – ELDER CUNNINGHAM
Both Gavin Creel (Elder Price) and Jared Gertner (Elder Cunningham) are reprising their roles from the first American national tour of The Book of Mormon, so the pair are more than familiar with the roles. The pair will head up the original West End cast from February 2013.
Creel is no stranger to the West End stage, having previously appeared in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre and Claude in Hair at the Gielgud. The Book of Mormon will mark Gertner’s West End debut, although Brits may recognise him from television appearances in Ugly Betty and The Good Wife.
Other cast members include
Stephen Ashfield – Elder McKinley / Moroni
Chris Jarman – General
Alexia Khadime -Nabulungi
Hugo Harold-Harrison – Elder Price’s Father
Kevin Harvey – Mafala Hatimbi
(CO-DIRECTOR, BOOK, MUSIC, LYRICS)
Parker was born in Colorado and studied at the University of Colorado. He co-created the hit series ‘South Park’ with Matt Stone which is currently in its 15th Season. Credits also include a feature film ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut’. In 2004 he wrote and directed the film ‘Team America: World Police’ which starred a cast of puppets.
(BOOK, MUSIC, LYRICS)
Robert has been involved with two successful Broadway musicas, Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, both of which won the Tony Award for Best Musical. He has also co written songs for ‘Finding Nemo: The Musical’ at DisneyWorld as well as the new musical ‘Up Here’. He shares two Emmy Awards for his contribution to ‘The Wonder Pets.
(BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS)
Stone is from Littleton Colorado and originally met Parker whilst at University of Colorado together. They worked on a number of smaller projects before launching ‘South Park’ which is in its 15 season on Comedy Central. He shares 4 Emmy Awards for the creation.
(CO-DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER)
Broadway credits include Elf: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone and Monty Python’s Spamalot. For City Center Encores! he worked on Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction and choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) and Can-Can (musical staging).
(MUSIC DIRECTOR/VOCAL ARRANGER/CO-ORCHESTRATOR)
Broadway credits include: Wicked; Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5; Regional credits include tick, tick…BOOM!; music director of Lippa’s The Wild Party and Rent (national tour); music director/ conductor for the Rufus Wainwright Sings Judy Garland concert; music director of Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall.
Broadway credits include: The Book of Mormon (Tony); The Pillowman (Tony); A Steady Rain; A Behanding in Spokane; Promises, Promises; Hair; The Coast of Utopia, Pal Joey; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Nine; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Speed-the-Plow; Elling; November; Cry-Baby; Take Me Out; Martin Short…; The Vertical Hour; Sweet Charity; Urinetown. London credits include: The Country Girl, Love Song, On an Average Day (all West End); Tales From Hollywood (Donmar); Bash (Almeida).