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Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in The Book of Mormon

Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in The Book of Mormon

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The out actor and marriage equality activist will star as Elder Price, a role he's played to great acclaim on tour and in London's West End.

Hello, Gavin Creel!

The Tony-nominated actor will join the Broadway cast of the Tony-winning hit musical The Book of Mormon as Mormon missionary Elder Price beginning January 6, 2015.

Creel, who came out publicly as gay in a 2009 interview with The Advocate, is a cofounder of Broadway Impact, a coalition of theater professionals who raise funds and organize events in support of marriage equality.

Creel, who replaces Nic Rouleau on Broadway, launched the first U.S. national tour of The Book of Mormon as Elder Price in 2012. He later played the role in the original West End production and earned the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

The part of Elder Price was originated on Broadway by Andrew Rannells, who scored a Tony nomination for his performance.

Creel was last seen on Broadway in the Tony-winning 2009 revival of Hair as Claude, a role he reprised in London. His other Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and La Cage aux Folles.

Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon opened March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The musical is codirected by Parker and out choreographer Casey Nicholaw.

For tickets and more information visit BookofMormonBroadway.com.

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