Gavin Creel and Book of Mormon Stars to Hold Talkback | Playbill

News Gavin Creel and Book of Mormon Stars to Hold Talkback Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel and his co-stars from the national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit The Book of Mormon will be part of a talkback with students of the Second City Theatre Oct. 22 in Toronto.

Gavin Creel Photo by Joan Marcus

Creel will be joined by Chris O'Neil, Peter Mitchell and Stanley Wayne Mathis, who will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with students at The Second City Training Center. Ashley Botting will moderate the 5 PM discussion.

Creel, a Tony Award nominee for Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie, stars as Elder Price in the national tour of The Book of Mormon. He launched the tour in 2012 and later reprised his performance in the London production of the hit.

"South Park" creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to the musical, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.

Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon opened to critical acclaim March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Both earned Tony Awards for their work and repeat their duties for the tour.

The Book of Mormon has set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Oremus.

The Book of Mormon also picked up Tony Awards for Best Direction (Parker and co-director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw), Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt).


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