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Gavin Creel

 
Date Of Birth:
April 18, 1976 (46)
Birth Place:
Findlay, OH, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 18, 1976 (46)

Birth Place: Findlay, OH, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Wolf, Cinderella's Prince
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Elder Price
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Dr. Pomatter [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Billy Buck Chandler
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Cornelius Hackl [Replacement]
Cornelius Hackl
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Dr. Pomatter [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Broadway Revival, 2016
Kodaly
  [US Tour]
1st National US Tour, 2012
Elder Price
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Elder Price [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 2010
Claude
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Claude
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2008
Jesus
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2004
Bert [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Jean-Michel
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Performer
Other Roles
  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Charles Darnay
  [New York]
Workshop (i), 2004
Performer
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2003
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2003
Hollis Bessemer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Jimmy Smith
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2001
Principal
Father
The Tribe
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Rick [Replacement]
Lorraine [Replacement]
Pan/Bud/Daisy [Replacement]
Rick/Dillon/Lorraine [Replacement]
Dillon [Replacement]
Daisy [Replacement]
Bud [Replacement]
Pan [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1999
Nick Piazza
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Melchior

Photos

Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry Photo

Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry

From: 
Date:
07/11/2022
Julia Lester, Gavin Creel, Jason Forbach, Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Phillipa Soo Photo

Julia Lester, Gavin Creel, Jason Forbach, Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Phillipa Soo and cast

From: 
Date:
07/11/2022
Julia Lester, Gavin Creel, Jason Forbach, Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Phillipa Soo Photo

Julia Lester, Gavin Creel, Jason Forbach, Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Phillipa Soo and cast

From: 
Date:
07/11/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Wolf, Cinderella's Prince

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Elder Price

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Dr. Pomatter [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Billy Buck Chandler

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Cornelius Hackl [Replacement]

Cornelius Hackl

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Dr. Pomatter [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Broadway Revival, 2016
Kodaly

  [US Tour]
1st National US Tour, 2012
Elder Price

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Elder Price [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Revival, 2010
Claude

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Claude

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2008
Jesus

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2004
Bert [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Jean-Michel

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Performer

Other Roles

  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Charles Darnay

  [New York]
Workshop (i), 2004
Performer

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2003
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2003
Hollis Bessemer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Jimmy Smith

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2001
Principal

Father

The Tribe

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Rick [Replacement]

Lorraine [Replacement]

Pan/Bud/Daisy [Replacement]

Rick/Dillon/Lorraine [Replacement]

Dillon [Replacement]

Daisy [Replacement]

Bud [Replacement]

Pan [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1999
Nick Piazza

  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Melchior

Gavin Creel Biography

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 delivered 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 Theatre Company’s production of She Loves Me, which was filmed live and is available on Broadway HD.

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 performing opposite Sara Bareilles in the Broadway production of Waitress, The Book of Mormon (on Broadway and originating the first national tour), 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.

Gavin Creel Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Gavin CreelThe Book of Mormon
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hair
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Gavin Creel News

Gavin Creel, Major Attaway, Robyn Hurder & More to Star in Jay Armstrong Johnson's I  Photo Gavin Creel, Major Attaway, Robyn Hurder & More to Star in Jay Armstrong Johnson's I PUT A SPELL ON YOU at Sony Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

Jay Armstrong Johnson’s annual sold-out Halloween concert-meets-party I Put a Spell on You returns LIVE at New York City’s Sony Hall on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Broadway stars joining this year’s adventure include Major Attaway, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Gavin Creel, Robyn Hurder and more.

Wake Up With BWW 9/27: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/27: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
by - Sep 27, 2022

Top stories include Topdog/Underdog beginning previews tonight! Plus, watch a video of Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry singing 'Agony' from Into The Woods, full casting for the national tour of On Your Feet!, and more!

Photos: BEETLEJUICE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Turn Out for the 2022 BC/EFA Broadway F Photo Photos: BEETLEJUICE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Turn Out for the 2022 BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

Enthusiastic, energized theater fans filled New York City's famed Theater District on Sunday, September 25, 2022, for the 36th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. With the sense of community reverberating loudly and proudly, the day-long event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See photos from the event!

Video: Inside the 2022 BROADWAY FLEA MARKET Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights A Photo Video: Inside the 2022 BROADWAY FLEA MARKET Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

Enthusiastic, energized theater fans filled New York City’s famed Theater District on Sunday, September 25, 2022, for the 36th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. With the sense of community reverberating loudly and proudly, the day-long event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See video of the event!

Video: Watch Gavin Creel & Joshua Henry Sing 'Agony' from INTO THE WOODS Photo Video: Watch Gavin Creel & Joshua Henry Sing 'Agony' from INTO THE WOODS
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 26, 2022

Concord Theatricals / Craft Recordings will soon release the cast recording of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of the New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods on September 30 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide. The CD will be released on December 2, followed by vinyl on March 17, 2023. Check out a video of Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry recording 'Agony' in the studio!

Brian d'Arcy James Will Return to INTO THE WOODS; Andy Karl Joins Cast as Rapunzel's  Photo Brian d'Arcy James Will Return to INTO THE WOODS; Andy Karl Joins Cast as Rapunzel's Prince
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

The cast of New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s revival of Into the Woods at the St. James Theatre has been announced through November 20. Into the Woods has now extended for the final time, by popular demand, through January 8, 2023. 

FUNNY GIRL, BEETLEJUICE, COME FROM AWAY & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auct Photo FUNNY GIRL, BEETLEJUICE, COME FROM AWAY & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Virtual chats with Tony Award winners, limited edition Al Hirschfeld prints signed by Broadway icons and hard-to-get opening night tickets are just a few of the items now open for early bids for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

VIDEO: Watch Sara Bareilles Record 'Moments In the Woods' from INTO THE WOODS Photo VIDEO: Watch Sara Bareilles Record 'Moments In the Woods' from INTO THE WOODS
by HaleyJane Rose - Sep 15, 2022

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Into the Woods will be released on September 30 on streaming and digital download. Physical CDs will be available December 2, with a vinyl release planned for March 12, 2023. Watch this video as Sara Bareilles records 'Moments in the Woods'.

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Announces Early Bidding and First Table Particip Photo Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Announces Early Bidding and First Table Participants
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

The excitement continues to grow for this month's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction as early online bidding begins today on dozens of unique auction collectibles and the first table participants are revealed.

Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald & More to Perform at Black Theatre Unite Photo Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald & More to Perform at Black Theatre United Inaugural Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

Black Theatre United's inaugural gala, “A Night to Remember,” will take place on Monday, October 3 at The Rooftop at Pier 17. The evening will begin with a concert featuring performances by America’s most sought-after Black Broadway and theater talent.

Gavin Creel Videos

VIDEO: Kennedy Kanagawa Talks Scene-Stealing Milky White in INTO THE WOODS on CBS MOR VideoVIDEO: Kennedy Kanagawa Talks Scene-Stealing Milky White in INTO THE WOODS on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Sep 1, 2022

In a new segment on CBS Mornings, correspondent Jamie Wax sat down with Kennedy Kanagawa, who is the Milky White puppeteer in Into the Woods on Broadway. The puppet, which is mostly made of recylced cardboard, steals the hearts of audiences in the acclaimed Broadway revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Brian D'Arcy James Discusses Star-Studded INTO THE WOODS Audiences on GMA VideoVIDEO: Brian D'Arcy James Discusses Star-Studded INTO THE WOODS Audiences on GMA
by Michael Major - Aug 16, 2022

Brian D'Arcy James sat down on GMA3 this morning to discuss starring in the Broadway revival of Into the Woods. During the interview, James discussed working alongside his 'stage wife' Sara Bareilles and Jennifer Lopez, Hillary Clinton, Scarlett Johansson, and Colin Jost coming to the show. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: INTO THE WOODS Star Julia Lester Sings Original Song 'Rising' on HIGH SCHOOL M VideoVIDEO: INTO THE WOODS Star Julia Lester Sings Original Song 'Rising' on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES
by Michael Major - Aug 10, 2022

Watch a new music video of Into the Woods standout Julia Lester singing a new original song from High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, titled 'Rising.' In addition the original music debuted in the series, this season will also feature songs from the High School Musical franchise, Frozen, and Camp Rock.

VIDEO: Meet Two of the Unsung Heroes of INTO THE WOODS, Understudies Jason Forbach &  VideoVIDEO: Meet Two of the Unsung Heroes of INTO THE WOODS, Understudies Jason Forbach & Mary Kate Moore
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 11, 2022

In this video, Into the Woods' Jason Forbach and Mary Kate Moore check in with BroadwayWorld to chat about understudying four roles each. How do they do it? Find out!

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo Discusses Putting Her Own Spin on Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS on VideoVIDEO: Phillipa Soo Discusses Putting Her Own Spin on Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS on TODAY
by Michael Major - Jul 22, 2022

Watch Phillipa Soo on the TODAY Show this morning discussing playing Cinderella in the new Broadway revival of Into the Woods. Soo shared how she put her own spin on the iconic character, her thoughts on the show's viral Milky White character, what it's like working with the cast, and the differences between her voice-over work and stage work.

VIDEO: Patina Miller Discusses How The Witch in INTO THE WOODS is 'Misunderstood' on  VideoVIDEO: Patina Miller Discusses How The Witch in INTO THE WOODS is 'Misunderstood' on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Jul 21, 2022

Watch Patina Miller sit down on CBS Mornings to discuss her current Broadway run as The With in the revival of Into the Woods. During the interview, Miller discussed how the Witch can often be misunderstood and how becoming a mother has changed her perspective of the character.

VIDEO: INTO THE WOODS Cast Struts the Red Carpet on Opening Night VideoVIDEO: INTO THE WOODS Cast Struts the Red Carpet on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2022

Into the Woods just opened at the St. James Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out video coverage from the festivities!

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles on How Starring in INTO THE WOODS Compares to WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles on How Starring in INTO THE WOODS Compares to WAITRESS
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Sara Bareilles sat down on CBS Mornings to discuss starring in the new Broadway revival of Into the Woods. Watch the video as Bareilles discusses the show's importance and how it's 'timely' in our country's current social climate, a possible third season of Girls5Eva and revealed her favorite song that she has written.

VIDEO: Watch the First Curtain Call at INTO THE WOODS on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Curtain Call at INTO THE WOODS on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 29, 2022

Into the Woods just celebrated its first Broadway preview at the St. James Theatre, starring Sara Bareilles, Patina Miller, Gavin Creel, Joshua Henry and more. Check out video footage from inside the big night!

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Discusses Honoring Stephen Sondheim in INTO THE WOODS VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles Discusses Honoring Stephen Sondheim in INTO THE WOODS
by Michael Major - Jun 20, 2022

Watch the video as Sara Bareilles sat down with Jimmy Fallon to discuss her upcoming return to Broadway in Into the Woods, the importance of performing in the musical after the passing of Stephen Sondheim, Brave, Girls5Eva and More. 


Gavin Creel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gavin Creel been in?
Gavin Creel has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Gavin Creel been in?
Gavin Creel has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Gavin Creel's first West End show?
Gavin Creel's first West End show was Mary Poppins which opened in 2004

What awards has Gavin Creel been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Book of Mormon Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hair and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie .

What awards has Gavin Creel won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello, Dolly!, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly!and Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Book of Mormon.

What is Gavin Creel next theatre project?
Gavin Creel's next show will be Into the Woods which opens on 7/10/2022 on Broadway.