BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat Tonight
We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat tonight, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, "South Park." Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw,Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features 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 Stephen Oremus.
About Nic Rouleau: Nic returns to The Book of Mormon on Broadway, where he was the original standby for Elder Price and eventually took over the role full-time. He then went on to open the Chicago/2nd National Touring Production of The Book of Mormon, also as Elder Price. National tours: The Book of Mormon (Elder Price), Legally Blonde (Emmett), Toy Story: The Musical (Woody). New York: Floyd Collins(Homer), King David (Jonathan) at the Skirball Center. Regional: LES MISERABLES(Marius), ...Forum (Hero), Cabaret (Cliff). Education: Bachelor's of Music degree from NYU Steinhardt.
About Ben Platt: Ben is making his Broadway debut after originating the role of Elder Cunningham to critical acclaim in the show's Chicago production (BroadwayWorld Chicago Award- Best Actor in a Touring Production). Platt made his on-screen debut last Fall as Benji Applebaum in Universal Pictures' smash hit Pitch Perfect (dir. Jason Moore, Teen Choice Award Nomination "Movie Scene Stealer"). National Tours: Caroline, or Change (dir. George C. Wolfe, Tony Kushner). Regional Credits: The Black Suits (Barrington Stage Company), The Power of Duff (New York Stage and Film, Stephen Belber), Dead End ( dir. Nicholas Martin, Ahmanson Theatre), The Music Man, Mame, Camelot, and The Sound of Music (Hollywood Bowl, dir. Gordon Hunt). Workshops/Readings: Murder at the Gates (dir. Peter Dubois, Steven Sater), Alice By Heart (Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik), Irma La Douce (dir. Rob Ashford, starring Katie Holmes), Bridges of Madison County (dir. Bartlett Sher, Jason Robert Brown).