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Friday, November 9

Cast Breakdown for The Book of Mormon

The West End cast of the hit Broadway musical The Book Of Mormon will feature American actors in the two key roles with Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner playing Elder Price and Elder Cunningham. They are currently leading the company in the Los Angeles production.  The show opens in the West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre on  25th February 2013.

American actors have been cast because the producers insisted on having the "real thing". Sonia Friedman said about the straitlaced Elder Price (Mitt Romney)  type character;  "He’s that sort of square-jawed Mormon, and you can’t create that all-American look. It became clear early on during the audition process in London that we needed the real thing"

Gavin Creel was last in the West End as Claude in Hair at the Gielgud Theatre and as Bert in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre. He received Tony Award® nominations for his roles in the Broadway productions of Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Jared Gertner will be making his West End debut.  He was a member of the original Tony Award-winning Broadway company.

Other cast members include: : Stephen Ashfield/Elder McKinley/Moroni: Daniel Buckley/Stand by Elder Cunningham: Chris Jarman/General: Alexia Khadime/Nabulungi: Haydn Oakley/Prices's Dad & Others and Giles Terera/Mafala Hatimbi.

They are joined by ensemble members Ashley Day, Mark Anderson, Daniel Clift, Patrick George,
Nadine Higgin, Tyrone Huntley, Daniel MacKinlay, Terel Nugent, Kayi Ushe, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Olivia Phillip, Michael Kent, Liam Wrate and Matt Krzan/swing/dance captain, Lucy St Louis/swing/assistant dance captain and swings Benjamin Brook, Candace Furbert, Terry Doe, Evan James, Oliver Lidert and Luke Newton.

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