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Gavin Creel received a Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. He 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 Claude in Hair, which earned him a second Tony Award nomination, Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles, 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. As well as starring opposite Sara Bareilles in the Broadway and London productions of Waitress, his other stage credits include 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.
written by Gavin Creel & Ben Cullum, ©℗ 2011 "She was my absolute favorite singer growing up, and I used to be made fun of for that. In 1987, an 11-year-old boy was supposed to have pictures of cars or baseball players on his bedroom wall...not a huge poster of Whitney Houston. Last summer while I was writing songs for my next record, I kept hearing about all these young boys who were getting pushed around, like I had been, for liking things 'boys weren't supposed to like,' but I was also hearing that some of those boys decided life wasn't worth living anymore. I wanted to write a song to tell those kids about the woman who helped me through my tough time as a fruity little dude... about the woman who sang me through those crap junior high school years...a song about the music that made me feel happier, fuller, better. And, as I wrote it, I dreamt of getting to play it for her one day. I never in a million years thought we would get the news we got yesterday. I just can't believe it. It's so heartbreakingly tragic that someone so iconic and inspiring to so many, was also so tortured. We wrote and recorded this song last year to honor Whitney. I hope now it can serve as my own tribute to her memory." - Gavin Creel, February 12, 2012 http://www.gavincreel.com
GET THE SONG HERE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/noise-single/id486622573 100% of proceeds go to help Broadway Impact (http://www.BroadwayImpact.com) educate, inspire, and connect communities all across the country with one common goal: EQUALITY NOW. "Gay rights are human rights, and if we want things to change, we all need to take action. We can't stay frustrated, quiet and complacent. We have to be willing to make some noise. This song aims to get us all fired up: gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and anyone in between. I'm ready to welcome in a new age of full legal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states for ALL citizens, and I believe we will get there. But the men and women who have the power to change the laws so that we are all represented and protected equally need to hear from us, NOW. This song calls out to people who believe in equality, regardless of sexual orientation or identity; people who are ready to take action, use their voices and be heard. Until we have equal rights all across this great country, we will play it as long and as loud as we have to. So, let's go.... Get the tune, turn it up, and let's make some NOISE! "- Gavin Creel, 2011
Waitress Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within ...
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The Tony Award-winning musical from the writers of South Park comes to the West End.Written by the animated sitcom’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book Of Mormon is a satirical musical that takes shots at everything from organised religion to consumerism, the state of the economy and the musica...
Evelyn Hoskins will be welcomed to the Waitress the musical diner, playing the role of Dawn, as we head into the New Year, while it’s also announced that original London cast member Marisha Wallace is going to be back as Becky in the West End production.
How many pies can you fit in before next summer? Following a final extension, WAITRESS has posted closing notices at the West End's Adelphi Theatre for 4 July 2020. Sweeter news? An extensive tour and London return is planned.
How often does the writer of a show perform the lead role in their own musical and make their West End debut at the same time? Well, that is exactly what Sara Bareilles is going to do when she plays Jenna in the London production of Waitress for six weeks from 27 January to 7 March 2020. And just look who is going to perform opposite her as Dr Pomatter, it’s only Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Gavin Creel.