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92Y Announces Additional Evening in Concert with Gavin Creel

92Y Announces Additional Evening in Concert with Gavin Creel

92Y announces a second concert with award-winner Gavin Creel. On Monday, June 17 at 7:30 pm, Creel will pay homage to the American musical songbook and recreate memorable songs from his distinguished Broadway career, including his Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning role in Hello, Dolly! (performing with Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters), Waitress, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony nomination), La Cage Aux Folles, Hair (Tony nomination), The Book of Mormon and She Loves Me. Creel also garnered an Olivier Award for his performance in The Book of Mormon in London. This show is in addition to his performance at 92Y's Kathryn W. Stein Memorial Concert at 2 pm on that same date.

Gavin Creel received a Tony Award for his performance as "Cornelius Hackl" in Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. Gavin made his Broadway debut originating the role of "Jimmy Smith" in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. He has since created such memorable performances on Broadway as "Jean-Michel" in La Cage Aux Folles, "Claude" in Hair, which earned him a second Tony Award nomination, and "Stephen Kodaly" in the Roundabout Theater Company's production of She Loves Me, which was filmed live and is available on BroadwayHD. No stranger to London audiences, Gavin most notably originated the role of "Elder Price" in the West End production of The Book of Mormon, for which he received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also starred as "Bert" in Disney's Mary Poppins and reprised his performance as "Claude" in Hair. Other stage credits include opposite Sara Bareilles in the Broadway production of Waitress, The Book of Mormon (on Broadway and originating the First National Tour), and the world premieres of Stephen Sondheim's Bounce at The Goodman Theatre and The Kennedy Center, and Prometheus Bound at A.R.T. On television, Gavin co-starred alongside Julie Andrews in ABC's Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime. He has released three original albums Goodtimenation , Quiet (which landed on "Billboard's Top Heat Seekers"), and Get Out, and his single "Noise" raised money and awareness for marriage equality. Creel was a co-founder of Broadway Impact, the first and only grassroots organization to mobilize the nationwide theater community in support of marriage equality. A native of Findlay, Ohio, he is a proud graduate of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.




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