NETworks Presentations and the producers of The Book of Mormon North American Tour have announced new casting as the musical prepares for another season on the road.
Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon launched a new North American tour in September 2022, playing more than 50 cities since then. New cities for the 2023-2024 season include Providence, Ft. Lauderdale, Seattle, Boston, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, San Antonio, and many more. The current tour route can be found at TheBookofMormonTour.com or by clicking here.
The current cast for the national tour of The Book of Mormon features Sam McLellan as Elder Price, Sam Nackman as Elder Cunningham, Keke Nesbitt 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, Gideon Chickos, Jarius Miquel Cliett, Matthew Dant, Justin Forward, Craig Franke, Lars Hafell, Kisakye, Vance Klassen, Evan Lennon, Joey Myers, Trinity Posey, Thomas Ed Purvis, Michelle Ray, Kyle Segar, and Chelsea M. Smith. Swings for the tour include Bernie Baldassaro, DeVon Buchanan, Matt Cosco, Tianna Davis, Aaron Chancellor Gilmer, Eliah B. Johnson, Connor Olney, and Reynel Reynaldo.
With twelve 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.
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 two-time Tony Award winner 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.
Since opening on March 24, 2011, The Book of Mormon has become one of the most successful shows in Broadway history, breaking the Eugene O’Neill Theatre house record more than 50 times. In addition to nine Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, The Book of Mormon won five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Best Musical and four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical.
The West End production opened in February 2013, winning four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, and breaking the record for the highest single day of sales in West End history. The first-ever UK and European tour launched in Manchester in June 2019, winning ‘Best Theatre Show’ at the Manchester Evening News City Life Awards before touring throughout the UK and Europe.
The Book of Mormon has been performed on three continents and has won over 30 international awards. The musical has smashed long-standing box office records in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney and in cities across the U.S. and the world.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording for The Book of Mormon, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.
NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer) is an industry-leading producer of touring theatrical productions, committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide for more than 25 years. www.networkstours.com
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.
KEKE NESBITT (Nabulungi). National tour debut! Penn State University – BFA Musical Theatre. Previous credits include The Wild Party (Kate), These Girls Have Demons (Dayna), and Rent (Joanne). Keke would like to thank her friends, family, mentors, and The Book of Mormon team for their love and support. Kekenesbitt.com @Keiona.Nesbitt
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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