Mark Evans and Christopher John O'Neill Join THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour
According to the show's official website, Mark Evans and Christopher John O'Neill will join the cast of the national tour of The Book of Mormon as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham respectively. They replace Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner who join the West End company at the Prince of Wales Theatre from February 25. For a complete list of tour stops, visit: http://www.bookofmormonbroadway.com
Evans'credits include: Sam Wheat in Ghost The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre, West End), Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, West End), Curly in Oklahoma (UK National Tour), Brad in Rocky Horror Show (UK National Tour), Troy in High School Musical (Original London Cast), Spamalot (Palace Theatre, West End).
O'Neill has toured internationally with his sketch comedy duo The Chris and Paul Show winning Best Actor in a Comedy (New York Television Festival), as well as Best Newcomer (2011 Montreal Sketch Festival & Edinburgh Fringe Festival-Nominee).
The Book of Mormon comes from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album, follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's a long way from Salt Lake City.
Book, Music and Lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon has choreography by Casey Nicholaw, set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus and music supervision and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.
The Broadway production of The Book of Mormon continues at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York. In September the first national US tour began at the Denver Center Attractions' Ellie Caulkins Opera House and in December a new company of The Book of Mormon began an engagement at the Bank of America Theatre, Chicago.