Gavin Creel to Don His Sunday Clothes Once More in HELLO, DOLLY! Starting Today, May 8

By: May. 08, 2018
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Hello, Dolly!

Gavin Creel, who received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Cornelius Hackl, returns to the Shubert Theatre today, Tuesday, May 8 in Hello, Dolly! starring Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters and four-time Tony Award nominee Victor Garber. While Creel was out temporarily to recover from back surgery, Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana stepped into the role of Cornelius.

In a statement Creel said, "I'm excited to be back on the Shubert Theatre stage with my Hello, Dolly! family and I'm so grateful to Santino for stepping in while I was recovering."

In addition to the Tony Award, Mr. Creel swept the 2017 awards circuit also receiving Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Ben Brantley of The New York Times cheered his Cornelius Hackl as "a marvel," and Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune heralded Creel as "spectacular."

Bette Midler, who received unanimous raves and every Broadway acting honor, including the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her "perfect, once-in-a-lifetime Dolly" (New York Magazine), returns to the title role in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly! on Tuesday, July 17, for a strictly limited six-week-only engagement.

The production will end its historic Broadway run on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at, via or at 212 239 6200, or in person at the Shubert Theatre box office (225 West 44thStreet).

Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! began performances on Broadway on March 15, 2017, and officially opened on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

This production of Michael Stewart's and Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!, broke the record for best first day of ticket sales in Broadway history, the box office record at the Shubert Theatre twelve times, and shattered The Shubert Organization's all-time-record ten times.

The first national tour of Hello, Dolly! kicks off October 2, 2018 in the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio, starring Tony Award-winning legend Betty Buckley.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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