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.
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: The Tempest directed by Trevor Nunn (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Don’t You Leave Me Here (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Christopher Molomo in Playboy of the Western World (Abbey, Dublin), Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (Noël Coward), Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack (Strand), Quickly Robinson in Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly and Plymouth Theatre Royal), Luther in 125th Street (Shaftesbury), Mr Jefferson in Rent (Prince of Wales), You Don’t Kiss (Stratford Circus), Up on the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Ariel in The Tempest (RSC world tour), Six Degrees of Separation (Sheffield Crucible), Generations of the Dead (Young Vic), Bill Shakespeare’s Italian Job (Gilded Balloon and Warwick Playbox) and Demon Headmaster and The Animals of Farthing Wood (Pleasance). NT: Hamlet, Death and the King’s Horsemen, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Troilus and Cressida, Candide, Honk! and Darker Face of the Earth.
Film includes: London Boulevard.
Television includes: Horrible Histories and Doctors.
Other work includes: Giles is also a composer and musician.
PRICE’S DAD / JOSEPH SMITH / MISSION PRESIDENT
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre includes: Frank Lippencott in Wonderful Town (2012 UK tour), Joe and understudy Max in Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud), Sgt Lombardi in Passion (Donmar Warehouse), Albert Lennox and understudy Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden (Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Toronto Royal Alexandra), Warren and understudy Godber in Porridge (2009-10 UK tour), Standby Sir Lancelot, Prince Herbert, Sir Robin and King Arthur in Spamalot (Palace), swing and understudy Dr Dillamond in Wicked (Apollo, Victoria), Rick in Woman in Mind (Gawsworth Open Air), Geoffrey in Stepping Out (Curzon), Jordan in Unzipped (Arts), ensemble and understudy Pop and Kashoggi in We Will Rock You (Dominion), Luciana Adriana in The Bomb-itty of Errors (New Ambassadors), 16 Gobs (King’s Head), Never Saw the Day (UK tour), Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl (Polesden Lacey Open Air), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Wilde, Bracknell) and Wishee-Washee in Aladdin (Wyllots, Potters Bar). Workshops: Tom Springfield in Dusty, Humpty-Dumpty in Through the Looking Glass, Jordan in Departure Lounge, Charlie in Music Is Hero and Epimethius in Pandemonium.
Film includes: Knock Knock.
Television includes: Family Affair, Japanese Girl, Disco and Inflatable.
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.
STAND-BY ELDER CUNNINGHAM
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduated 2011.
Theatre includes: Marvin Camden and 1st cover Lucas in Loserville (Garrick). Also, Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Piggy in Lord of the Flies (UK tour), Fresher – The Musical (Edinburgh Fringe) and Otto in Spring Awakening (UK tour).
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: 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.
Candace is from Bermuda and won Bermuda Teen Idol in 2008.
Training: American Musical Theatre Academy of London (AMTA). Credits whilst training included: Ronette/Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors, 12 Angry Women and soloist in The Christmas Cabaret.
Performances include: opening for many high profile artists such as Mary J Blige and Robin Thicke in 2009, Riche Spice, Erykah Badu, Wyclef Jean, and Quincy Jones at the Bermuda Music Festival 2010. She also had the experience of travelling with Up with People, for six months in 2010 to broaden her musical horizons and give back to the world through service.
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: Thomas was born and grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and trained at the Jackie Palmer Stage School from an early age. He has always had a passion for performing arts and landed his first professional acting role at 15.
Theatre includes: A Matter of Life and Death, War Horse, Much Ado About Nothing and The Man of Mode (NT) and the musicals Caroline, or Change, The Lion King, Bat Boy, Rent, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and TJ in Sister Act: The Musical alongside Whoopi Goldberg (London Palladium).
Television includes: The Bill, Thieftakers and EastEnders.
Other work includes: Thomas was a member of pop boy band The One, who had a television series on GMTV and toured the UK and Europe with pop acts such as Peter Andre and Boyzone. He has also appeared in music videos and commercials and is a recording artist.
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: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Credits whilst training included: Rent, Carousel, Parade and Spring Awakening.
Theatre includes: Sister Act (UK tour) and Angel City directed by Trevor Nunn.
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).
SWING / DANCE CAPTAIN
Training: London Studio Centre.
Theatre includes: dance captain/swing in Chicago (UK tour), swing/cover Farrah and Young Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical (Palace), swing in Wicked (Apollo, Victoria), dance captain/swing in La Cage aux Folles (Playhouse), Admetus/Macavity in Cats (UK and Italian tour), Nintendo/Alternate Electra in Starlight Express (UK and Scandinavian tour), ensemble in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (original UK tour), swing and understudy Munkustrap/Tugger in Cats (UK and European tour), principal dancer in Classical Spectacular (Royal Albert Hall) and principal dancer/lead tenor in Jazz Company (UK tour). Workshops: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and new material for the Broadway productions of Ghost the Musical and La Cage aux Folles.
Television includes: featured dancer in Kate Nash – Mouthwash (music video).
Training: University of the Arts Philadelphia (BFA Musical Theatre) and Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Musical Theatre).
Theatre includes: The Lion King (Lyceum), The Magic of Disney Concert (Hyde Park), Nerds – a Computer Software Satire directed by Philip Mckinley (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Caroline, or Change (USA regional premiere, Arden Theatre Company), Ferdinand the Bull (Arden Theatre Company), Einstein’s Dreams (NYC TS Festival), A Perfect Ganesh (PGLT Festival), Eugene Onegin (Opéra de Baugé) and Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet (Opéra de Baugé).
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.
Training: recent graduate from the London School of Musical Theatre. Credits whilst training included: Joseph Taylor Jr in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro (Bridewell).
Television includes: Mr Selfridge. Also, prior to training, regular Luke Attwood in the BBC Switch series The Cut and Brad in Sadie J for CBBC.
Luke is thrilled to be making his West End debut in The Book of Mormon.
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).
Training: Phil Winston’s Theatreworks, Blackpool, graduated 2009.
Theatre includes: ensemble/cover Clara, Louise and Oda Mae in Ghost the Musical (Piccadilly), swing/cover Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical (Palace), Diana in A Chorus Line (Lowry, Salford), Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Theatre Royal, Brighton) and Jenna in The Shade Ain’t Right (Edinburgh Fringe).
Television includes: Olivia was part of the Supergroup from Don’t Stop Believing (C5).
Recordings include: Ghost the Musical and The Concrete Jungle.
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: Masters in Theatre Arts from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music; also trained at Grant McEwan Theatre Arts, Alberta, Canada.
Theatre includes: understudied and played Clara, Louise and Oda Mae Brown in Ghost the Musical (original cast, Piccadilly), Mabel Washington in Fame the Musical (Irish tour) and Steve Wilkos in Jerry Springer – The Opera and Mary Gallager in First Lady Suite (Edinburgh Fringe). Workshops: Rehab the Musical directed by Craig Revel Horwood.
Recordings include: Ghost the Musical.
For: Mom, Daida and Puppet.
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: 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.
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre includes: Dynamite in Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Theatre), featured singer in Godspell 40th Anniversary Concert with Kerry Ellis (Palace, Manchester), swing/cover Shenzi and Sarabi in The Lion King (Lyceum), principal girl in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Oxford Theatre Company), Apple Tree/cover Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse), new UB40 musical Promises and Lies (original cast, Birmingham Rep), Richard Stilgoe’s Exit Allan (Cardiff Sherman, International Musical Theatre Festival) and Ragged Child and Whistle Down the Wind (National Youth Music Theatre).
Other work includes: solo and backing vocalist in music videos, corporate promotions and radio.
Sharon is thrilled to be joining the original London cast of The Book of Mormon and thanks her family and friends for their ongoing and constant support.
Training: Dance School of Scotland and Millennium Performing Arts.
Theatre includes: White Christmas (Lowry, Salford), Call Me Madam (Union), Wonderful Town (UK tour), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Chicago (Cambridge), Mary Poppins (UK tour), Cats (UK tour), Me and My Girl (UK tour), Anything Goes (UK tour), Billy Elliot – The Musical (Victoria Palace) and On the Town (London Coliseum).
Other work includes: The Showgirl Within (Garrick), DanceLines (Royal Opera House), Resolution! (The Place) and Cinderella (Capitol, Horsham).