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‘The Book of Mormon’ Announces Cast for Upcoming National Tour

A new national tour of The Book of Mormon, the winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, will launch this September and visit over 50 cities across the U.S., including 29 where the show has never played before.

The tour will open September 29, 2022 at Hershey Theatre in Hershey, PA, following technical rehearsals and preview performances beginning September 23 in Utica, NY. Announced 2022-23 tour dates can be found by clicking here or by visiting TheBookofMormonTour.com.

With eleven years and counting on Broadway and close to a decade on tour, The Book of Mormon has played to over 19 million fans to date. Produced by NETworks Presentations, the new tour has been built to play in even more theatres across the country, including 29 new markets in the first year alone.

The cast for the national tour of The Book of Mormon features Sam McLellan as Elder Price, Sam Nackman as Elder Cunningham, Berlande as Nabulungi, Sean Casey Flanagan as Elder McKinley, Lamont J. Whitaker as Mafala Hatimbi, Trevor Dorner as Missionary Training Center Voice/Price’s Dad/Joseph Smith/Mission President, and Dewight Braxton Jr as General. The Ensemble features Kemari Bryant, Gideon Chickos, Jarius Miquel Cliett, Tamara Daly, Matthew Dant, Craig Franke, Vance Klassen, William J. Lassiter, Evan Lennon, Joey Myers, Rachel Parker, Justin Phillips, Trinity Posey, Nadia Ra’shaun, and Kyle Segar. Swings for the tour include Bernie Baldassaro, India Boone, Aaron Brown, Justin Forward, Eliah B. Johnson, Joshua Keen, Connor Olney, and Thomas Ed Purvis.

The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The Broadway production is directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, and choreographed by Nicholaw. The tour is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner based on the original Broadway direction and choreography. Set design is by three-time Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design is by Tony Award winner Ann Roth, lighting design is by five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt, sound design is by two-time Tony Award winner Brian Ronan, and hair design is by Josh Marquette. Orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus. Music supervision and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus. Casting is by Carrie Gardner.

Biographies

SAM McCLELLAN (Elder Price). National tours: Anastasia; Fiddler on the Roof. Select credits: Mamma Mia! (RCCL); The Last Five Years (NBT); Interstellar Cinderella (NYCCT). Fun fact, The Book of Mormon in Chicago was one of the first shows Sam ever saw in 2013! Thanks to Eddie Rabon and the Take 3 team, his parents Ben & Beth, his girlfriend Cassandra, the casting and creative team, and everyone at NETworks. BFA Musical Theater from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Instagram @samclellan and TikTok @sammclellan_

SAM NACKMAN (Elder Cunningham) is THRILLED to be making his national tour debut! He is a New York native and his biggest goal in life is to make people laugh! Big thanks to family (and framily), friends, and his incredible partner, Henrie for all their love and support! Shoutout to his teacher, Ms. Ievolo for being Sam’s inspiration to make acting his career! Credits include: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Zaxbys (Cranked Up to 11), Surviving The Rosenthals. BA Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College.

BERLANDE (Nabulungi) is very excited to be touring with the Book of Mormon! She is a Pisces, a dog mom, and a plant lover! Her previous credits include Dreamgirls international tour (Lorrell Robinson), Legally Blonde national tour (Vivienne Kensington), Sister Act international tour (Ensemble, u/s Deloris), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), All Shook Up (Lorraine). Many thanks to Khalfani, Victoria-Rose, Cece, Mom, and Brian at The Hell’s Kitchen Agency. Check out her website at BerlandeMillus.com! Instagram: @berlandejacob

SEAN CASEY FLANAGAN (Elder McKinley) originally hails from Los Angeles and is ecstatic to join this hilarious show! Off-Broadway: Blood On My Mother’s Apron. National tour: Million Dollar Quartet. Regional: Newsies (WPPAC), New Media: Unboxing (Cincinnati Fringe). Directing: The Wind In the Willows (Peterborough); Polite Ladiez. Sean received his BA in Directing from California State University, Fullerton and is currently based out of NYC. Love to friends, family, Elton John’s Step Into Christmas, Humoresque (his violin), Ray (his microwave), and Anna (his Rock)! seancaseyflanagan.com, @seancflanagan

LAMONT J. WHITAKER (Mafala Hatimbi) was born and raised in Miami, FL. BFA from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles CA. National tour: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Other credits: Grease; A Bronx Tale (regional premiere); The Color Purple; Legally Blonde (west coast premiere). He is beyond excited to be a part of the Mormon family. Lamont would love to give a huge thanks to The Burton and Robinson Agency and Talent Assistant Torrie Heathcoat!

TREVOR DORNER (Price’s Dad/Missionary Voice/Joseph Smith/Mission President) is thrilled to join the national tour cast of The Book of Mormon. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Trevor received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ohio Northern University. National tour: Million Dollar Quartet. Regional: Murder for Two; The Full Monty; Sister Act; Footloose. Special thanks to the family and friends who have supported me along the way. Trevordorner.com IG: @trevordorner

DEWIGHT BRAXTON JR (General) is a signed New York-based actor and singer who originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. Dewight studied at Wayne State University where he received his BA in Theatre with a minor in Musical Theatre. Since breaking into the NY scene and signing with his agency (SW ARTISTS) he has been on the Apple TV show “Dickinson,” played multiple roles for NY black arts productions such as The Wiz, The Lion King Jr., and the Amazon Prime film Set in Motion.

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