Gavin opened the US National Tour of The Book of Mormon in the role of Elder Price.
Theatre includes: Hair (West End) and Mary Poppins (West End), Hair (Hirschfeld, Tony Award nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Marquis, Tony Award nomination) and La Cage aux Folles. Off-Broadway: Bat Boy (Union Square) and Mystery Plays (Second Stage). US National Tours: The Book of Mormon and Fame. US Regional: Bounce (Goodman Theatre/Kennedy Center), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.) and Mystery Plays (Yale Rep).
Television includes: Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime both co-starring Julie Andrews.
Recordings include: GoodTimeNation, Quiet, Get Out and the single ‘Noise’.
Co-founder: Broadway Impact. School: University of Michigan. Dog: Wally.
Jared was the Elder Cunningham standby in the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon and eventually took over the role. He then opened the First National US Tour of The Book of Mormon as Elder Cunningham.
Theatre includes: in New York, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway), Ordinary Days (Roundabout) and the Off-Broadway improv show Don’t Quit Your Night Job. US Regional: San Francisco/Boston company of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (IRNE Award, Best Actor), Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Cincinnati Playhouse, St Louis Rep, First Stage Milwaukee, Fulton, The Gem and Pennsylvania Centre Stage.
Film includes: The Suicide Auditions and Between Love and Goodbye
Television includes: How I Met Your Mother, Ugly Betty, The Good Wife and the web series Submissions Only.
For: Mom, Dad, and Jeffrey.
Theatre includes: most recently Eponine in Les Misérables (Queen’s). Also, Elphaba in Wicked (Apollo, Victoria), Deb in Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios), Harmonia in Welcome to Thebes directed by Richard Eyre (NT), Nala in Disney’s The Lion King (Lyceum), Candy in Whistle Down the Wind (UK tour), Ronnie Spector in Leader of the Pack (UK tour), Alice in Dick Whittington and his Cat (Hackney Empire) and Cinderella (Hackney Empire).
Film includes: Les Misérables directed by Tom Hooper.
Television includes: Madeva in Splatalot 2, Tanisha in Comin’ Atcha!, Ellie Burns in The Queen’s Nose, Cassie in The Bill, Grange Hill, Class Action, The Sculptress and Dream Team.
Recordings include: her 2003 debut single Ring. Also, film soundtracks for Pride and Amazing Grace.
MORONI / ELDER McKINLEY
Training: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal Academy of Music, London.
Theatre includes: Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward, original London cast, 2009 WhatsOnStage Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Casey O’Brien in Boy Meets Boy (Jermyn Street), Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde (Savoy and Ireland), Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (Jermyn Street), Adam in Imagine This (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), John in Tomorrow Morning (New End), Nick Piazza in Fame (Aldwych), George in new musical Ha’penny Bridge (The Point, Dublin), Harry in When Harry Met Barry (West End showcase), Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro (Drill Hall), Boy George in Taboo (Leicester Square and UK tour), soloist in An Enchanted Evening (BBC, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and principal vocalist in Christopher Benstead’s Carmen (national premiere, Scottish Ballet).
Film includes: Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd.
Radio includes: Elaine Paige on Sunday.
Recordings include: Ha’penny Bridge, Tomorrow Morning and Jersey Boys.
Theatre includes: Titus Andronicus and Candide (a comedy by Mark Ravenhill, inspired by Voltaire) (RSC Swan Season 2013), The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse), Decade (Headlong), Tiny Volcanoes (Paines Plough), ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Liverpool Everyman), Salt (Manchester Royal Exchange), Wig Out! (Royal Court), Tartuffe (Liverpool Everyman and Kingston Rose), Stags & Hens (Royal Court, Liverpool), Clockwork (Breaking Cycles at the NT), Dr Faustus (Bristol Old Vic), Speaking Like Magpies, Believe What You Will, Thomas Moore and Sejanus: His Fall (RSC Gunpowder Season 2005-06), Macbeth (Out of Joint), Yellowman (Liverpool Everyman/Hampstead), The Key Game (Talawa), Souls (LTC) and Ragamuffin (UKArts).
Film includes: A Boy Called Dad, Salvage and Til Death.
Television includes: Good Cop, Ding Dong, Paradox, Spooks: Code 9, Adam & Shelley Show, Ruby in the Smoke, Holby City, Merseybeat, Everybody Loves Sunshine, L1, The Lenny Henry Show, Hearts and Minds, Dancin Thru’ the Dark, Sweet Soul Harmonies and The Golden Collar.
PRICE’S DAD / JOSEPH SMITH / MISSION PRESIDENT
Training: Guildford School of Acting
Theatre includes: Arnold Layne in Carnaby Street (UK Tour), first cover Tick in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (Palace Theatre), Hairspray (Aberystwyth), Hair (Piccadilly Theatre), Nick Piazza in Fame (Aldwych Theatre), Grease (UK Tour), It’s a Wonderful Life (New Wolsey), Eurobeat (Edinburgh), Oh! What a Night (UK/European tour).
Film includes: His Uterus Her Lover, Mr Nobody, Killing Mum & Dad, Hugo in No Problemo, Anchoress, Toto Le Heros.
Voice Overs: Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball, Insignia, T Mobile radio commercial, It’s Tricky for Disney's Chicken Little soundtrack and Macauly Culkin’s French voice in the feature film The Pagemaster.
Theatre includes: The Comedy of Errors (NT), Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Merchant of Venice (RSC), Sister Act the Musical (London Palladium) and The Lion King (Lyceum). Also, Aladdin, Lakeboat, Prairie du Chien, Beauty and the Beast, Fallujah, Bites, Julius Caesar, Out of This World, Seven Doors, The Jungle Book and The Warp.
Film includes: Johnny English Reborn, Churchill: The Hollywood Years and EMR.
Television includes: Run, Doctor Who, Sand Serpents, The Omid Djalili Show, Demons, The Bill, Roman Mysteries, Holby City, Spartacus, State of Play, McCready and Daughter, ’Orrible and Grange Hill.
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre includes: Once Upon a Mattress (Union), Legally Blonde (UK tour), Mary Poppins (UK tour), Jack & the Beanstalk (Salisbury Playhouse), Honk! (Watermill, Newbury), Hello, Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air), The Boy Friend (West End), Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Tabard), Thomas & Friends (Antipodean tour) and Snow White & the Seven Dwarves (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford). Workshops for new productions: Blockbuster, Soapdish! and The Lost Boys – Neverland Grows Up.
Training: Arts Educational Schools. Credits whilst training included: Aaron Fox in Curtains, Billie in Footloose and Witt in Grand Hotel.
Theatre includes: BBC Proms: Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration (Royal Albert Hall), Aladdin (Wakefield Theatre Royal), Laurence Olivier Awards (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Broadway to West End (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Comrade Rockstar! (workshop), Sleeping Beauty (Swansea Grand) and Shakespeare Festival (National Theatre of Wales).
Film includes: American Burger.
Benjamin is delighted to be making his West End debut in The Book of Mormon.
Training: Arts Educational School, London. Credits whilst training include: Sweet Smell of Success, featured dancer in The Not Forgotten Society’s 90th Anniversary (Buckingham Palace), Christmas in New York (Prince of Wales) and Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain. Daniel won the Ian Fleming Award (administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund) and the Gillian Lynne Award.
Theatre includes: Peter Pan (Swindon Wyvern) and, most recently, 42nd Street (UK tour).
Training: Central School of Ballet.
Theatre includes: ensemble in Porgy and Bess (Savoy), Tyrone in Fame (Aldwych and UK tour), Electra, understudied and played Rusty, and swing in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria), ensemble in Carmen Jones (European tour), Coricopat, understudied and played Mr Mistoffelees and ensemble in Cats (New London) understudied and played Dink in Carmen Jones (Old Vic).
Dance includes: corps de ballet in Aida (Scottish Opera, UK tour), corps de ballet in Romeo and Juliet (Scottish Ballet, UK tour) and principal dancer in numerous classical ballets (Vienna Festival Ballet, UK and European Tours). Also, gala and charity performances Aspects of Dance (Hackney Empire), Homage to Nijinsky in aid of Friends of the Earth (London Palladium) and Gala for the Birds hosted by Wayne Sleep (Royal Opera House).
Other work includes: cabaret Emperors of Soul (Royal Caribbean Cruises).
Chris is honoured to be joining the cast and would like to thank his parents Pauline and Walford for their support.
Training: Stonelands School of Ballet and Theatre Arts and National Youth Music Theatre.
Theatre includes: understudy Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), The World Goes Round (Castle, Wellingborough), Troy Bolton in High School Musical (UK tour), Irving Stone in Babes in Arms (Chichester Festival Theatre), Dream Gabey in On the Town directed by Jude Kelly (English National Opera), Evita directed by Michael Grandage (Adelphi), Mary Poppins directed by Richard Eyre (original cast, Prince Edward), Liquorice Man in Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker (Sadler’s Wells), Dream Curly in Oklahoma! (Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre and Peacock, London), Creation (Edinburgh Festival) and Oliver! (London Palladium). Workshops: Ethan/Al Smith in Empire – Greatness Begins with a Dream directed by Joey McKneely.
Recordings include: The Wizard of Oz, Evita and Mary Poppins (original casts).
Ashley would like to dedicate his performance to his late father.
KEISHA T FRASER
Theatre includes: Active Virgin and Company (Edinburgh), Hairspray (Port Hope Festival Theatre), Evita and Kiss Me, Kate (Stratford Shakespeare Festival) and Mamma Mia! (Broadway).
Film includes: Undercover Brother.
Training: Laine Theatre Arts (National Diploma in Musical Theatre, Head Boy).
Theatre includes: swing/cover Pinnochio in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union), all-male Iolanthe (Wilton’s Music Hall), swing/cover Galileo in We Will Rock You (original UK tour), Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk (KMT, Ilford), Dandini in Cinderella (Broxbourne Civic Hall) and Snow White and Cinderella (QDOS Productions).
Other work includes: lead singer on P&O Oceana and Arcadia, and lead vocalist with The 12 Irish Tenors (European tour).
Patrick is thrilled to be joining the original London cast of The Book of Mormon and dedicates his performance to his family, for always supporting him.
Training: Arts Educational, three-year BA in Musical Theatre. Credits whilst training included: Asaka in Once on this Island, Saraghina in Nine, Betty Lorraine in Me and Juliet and Peep-Bo in The Mikado.
Theatre includes: Legally Blonde (Savoy), Peter Pan (Wimbledon), Hairspray (Shaftesbury), Taylor in High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo) and Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House).
Nadine is thrilled to be a part of the West End opening of The Book of Mormon and would like to thank all her friends and family for their love, support and encouragement throughout the years. She dedicates her performance to her beautiful mother who she knows is watching from heaven above.
Training: Evan graduated from Arts Educational in July 2012. Credits whilst training included: Concrete Jungle, Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Sweet Smell of Success, Jack Point in The Yeoman of the Guard, Hank/Gene in Saturday Night and Tom in Citizenship.
Theatre includes: Genie and understudy Abanaazar and Wishy-Washy in Aladdin (Lighthouse, Poole), featured vocalist Momentous Musicals (New Wimbledon), What’s On Stage Awards 2012 (Prince of Wales), Laurence Olivier Awards 2012 (Royal Opera House), ensemble in Jack and the Beanstalk (King’s Lynn Corn Exchange), ensemble in Christmas in New York (Prince of Wales) and The Brit in Turkish Delight the Opera (Rosemary Branch).
Film includes: Young Man in Hidden Border (short, London Film Academy).
Theatre includes: Singer and dancer Aisha Jawando launched her professional career with a part in the NT’s musical production of Fela (Olivier Theatre, 2010). Also, ensemble in Disney’s The Lion King (Lyceum) and Ikette in Bob Eaton’s Soul Sister (2012).
Training: Laine Theatre Arts (2007 graduate) and Brenda Taylor School of Dance.
Theatre includes: swing/understudy Michael Wormwood in Matilda the Musical (original cast RSC, Cambridge and Stratford-upon-Avon), Fender/understudy Link Larkin in Hairspray (Shaftesbury and UK tour), dance captain/tap soloist in State Fair (Trafalgar Studios), Jeb/understudy Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK tour), ensemble/understudy Schlomo in Fame the Musical (European tour) and Aladdin (First Family Entertainment).
Recordings include: Matilda the Musical (original cast) and Fame the Musical (European cast).
Training: Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Theatre includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (UK/Australia arena tour), Peter Pan (Gordon Craig), Flashdance (Shaftesbury), Burn My Heart (Trestle Theatre Company workshop), Hairspray (Shaftesbury), Lysistrata and Dick Whittington (Watford Palace), Dirty Dancing (Aldwych), Zipporah (Charlie B Productions), Aida (Stage Entertainment), The Lion King (Lyceum), Roots (Cochrane), Upresenta Raizes (Royal Court), 1 in 4 Women and Lembrances (London Studio Centre), 21 Seconds (Zion), A New Beginning, The Devil’s Blues and The Bugaloo Room (Ballet Black) and Angelface in Replay and Nightsongs (Stratford Circus).
Film and television include: Armstrong & Miller, Home Sweet Home, On Bass and Release.
Joshua just recently graduated from Arts Educational Schools London, class of 2013. He recently appeared in the Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic Theatre. He is thrilled to be making his West End debut in The Book of Mormon.
Training: Arts Educational School, London.
Theatre includes: Oklahoma! and High School Musical 2 (UK tours), Cinderella (Devonshire Park, Eastbourne) and Prince Piers in Sleeping Beauty (Courtyard, Hereford).
Daniel is making his West End debut in The Book of Mormon.
SWING / DANCE CAPTAIN
Theatre includes: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Cinderella (Beck, Hayes), She Stoops to Conquer (LCT), Gotta Sing Gotta Dance (Devonshire Park), Me and My Girl and Crazy for You (Kilworth House), Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory), Ragtime (Landor), Love Never Dies (Adelphi), Aladdin (Hereford Courtyard), Lend Me a Tenor (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Hairspray (Shaftsbury), Rent (Catford Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof (UK tour) and Mary Poppins (Prince Edward).
Television includes: Moi j’aime la télévision.
Theatre includes: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Union), Shooting Truth, Tales from Ovid, The Snow Queen, A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, Carousel and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chichester Festival Youth Theatre), Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Oxford Shakespeare Company) and The Heights (Connextions Festival).
Film includes: Lost Boys and The Thirst.
Theatre includes: Dirty Dancing (Aldwych), The Lion King (Lyceum), The Legend of the Lion King (EuroDisney), Tarantula in Petrol Blue (Snape Maltings), Cannes Film Festival 2003 and Connextions at Sadler’s Wells.
Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School, Marylebone.
Theatre includes: most recently, The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium). Also, Tony in The Human Comedy (Young Vic), The Enchanted Pig (Young Vic/international tour), Lost in the Stars (QEH/BBC Radio), Rem in Rue Magique (King’s Head), Hairspray (original cast, Shaftesbury), Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall), Porgy and Bess (Savoy), Rita (Nottingham Playhouse), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (NT), Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire), Mary Poppins (original cast, Prince Edward), Ragtime (Piccadilly), The Dream Dealer (Bridewell), Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall), Curly in Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych), Oliver! (London Palladium) and Aladdin and Cinderella (Lewisham).
Film and television include: Farrell in Casualty, BBC Jam, Simeon in Strictly Ghetto, Josh/Big Kid in Holy Smoke, presenter on Generation X, Narrator in The Real Meaning of Christmas, Short Change, The Wilsons, Disnews, EastEnders, Frontiers, Madson, Thieftakers, Blue Peter, BBC Proms in the Park and Royal Variety Performances.
Other work includes: cabarets, royal galas and soloist at the Royal Albert Hall and Wolf Trap Open Air Theatre, Washington. Also, regular presenter and singer on the website BBC Jam and for Cbeebies.
Stand-By Elder Cunningham
Training: Colin’s Performing Arts, graduating with the Stephen Mear and Company Member Awards. Credits whilst training included: Olin Britt in The Music Man, Sheriff Reynolds in Babes in Arms, Arnold Baxter in Zigger Zagger and David Mc Fee in Burying Your Brother in the Pavement.
Theatre includes: Roger in Grease (Piccadilly and UK tour), Reggie in Bluebirds (Above the Stag) and Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin (Playhouse).
LUCY ST LOUIS
SWING / ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN
Training: Laine Theatre Arts, graduated 2012.
Theatre includes: understudy Sarah in Ragtime directed by Timothy Sheader (Regent’s Park Open Air), Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Llandudno Venue Cymru and Crawley Hawth), Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai Culture Square Theatre) and Alan Jay Lerner Memorial (St Paul’s, Covent Garden).
Training: Ashley was a BA Musical Theatre graduate from Guildford School of Acting . Theatre includes: Tyler in Merrily We Roll Along, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Gangster 2 in The Drowsy Chaperone, Freddie in My Fair Lady, Manfred/Daddy's Assistant in Sweet Charity, Victor in Smokey Joe's Café, The Oresteia, Romeo and Juliet, performing at venues including Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud, Electric Theatre and St. James Studio. This is Ashley's first appearance in the West End and is thrilled to be part of The Book of Mormon family and would like to thank his family and friends for their continuous support.
STAND-BY ELDER CUNNINGHAM
Rhys trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and the Colchester Institute- Musical Theatre. Whilst training credits include: Gold in The Wild Party, Tyler in Merrily We Roll Along (workshop), Sergent in The Pirates Of Penzance (workshop), Boujon in Les Miserables (workshop), Falstaff in HENRY IV (excerpts), Jack in Mr. Christmas. Rhys played Will Parlett, Friar Tuck, Hoodie 2 in Rob And The Hoodies for the English Speaking Theatre in Vienna. Rhys is proud to be making his West End Debut in The Book of Mormon.
Training: Brunel University and its Art Centre.
Theatre includes: Avenue Q (UK tour), Tyrone Jackson in Fame the Musical (European tour), Crazy for You (London Palladium), Noah ‘Horse’ T Simmons in The Full Monty (Compass) and GI Slick in Kisses on a Postcard (Queen’s, Barnstable).
The Book of Mormon marks Kayi’s West End debut.
Training: Laine Theatre Arts. Theatre includes: The leading role of Peter in Bare the Musical (The Union Theatre and Greenwich Theatre); Aaron and understudy Emmett in the No. 1 UK Tour of Legally Blonde; Eugene, Doody, Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine in Grease, West End; Brad and understudy Link Larkin and Corny Collins in Hairspray Original London cast (Shaftesbury Theatre); We Will Rock You (Theatre 11 Zurich); Dick in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Wakefield); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (New Victoria theatre Woking). Television includes Laurence in Abigail's party (sitcom training project for ITV); Royal Variety performance (ITV); Hairspray the School Musical (Sky 1); This Morning (ITV); Paul O'Grady Show (ITV); Children in Need (BBC).
Training: Brit School of Performing Arts and Bird College. Credits whilst training included: ensemble in Legends, Icons and Idols, ensemble in Noitamina and Tyrone Jackson in Fame.
Theatre includes: ensemble in Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola), Rufus/cover Curtis in Save the Last Dance (UK tour), ensemble/cover Host in Respect La Diva (Garrick), Four Eyed Moe in Five Guys Name Moe (Theatre at the Mill), Winston in Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych), Simba in The Lion King (Lyceum), Oliver!, A Tribute to the King: Elvis Presley, The Variety Show and backing dancer for Lil’Romeo.
Television includes: Nickelodeon and SMTV Live.