Theatre 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). TV & Film include: Brett in Lake Placid 3, Chad in Dead Hungry, finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Your Country Needs You.
CHRISTOPHER JOHN O'NEILL
Chris is thrilled to be making his professional debut. He 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). Thanks to Mom, Dad, Brian, Jen, Paul and Mrs. S, as well as BOM for this incredible opportunity.
SAMANTHA MARIE WARE
Samantha debuted in Vegas with the role of Nala in Disney's The Lion King. A proud AEA member! Other credits include Velma in Chicago, Mimi in Rent, Rusty in Footloose. She gives much love and thanks to family and friends everywhere for all their love and support.
Professional and touring debut. Grey is a recent Carnegie Mellon graduate (2012), holding a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre. Favorite roles: Assassins (Sam Byck), Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford). TV/Film: Suburgatory. So much love to my family, friends and everyone at CMU. Finally, a big thanks to the BOM team for this amazing experience.
Two-time Emmy® winner for Guiding Light. Broadway: Fela! Off-Broadway: Ruined. Film/TV: Cadillac Records, One Life to Live (recurring), Soul Food (recurring), Any Day Now, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Deadline, Trial By Jury, Special Victims Unit, Spin City, Family Matters, Freshman Dorm, The Firing Squad, One of Us Tripped. Other NY theatre includes Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane), Once Around the Sun (Zipper), Roberto Zucco (Empire Theatre Co.), The Last Detail (Lucille Lortel), Fela Is a Weapon (Shrine). Upcoming Recordings from Blaz & the 88Sound, Audio Deluxe, Blak Astronauts and Mamborena.
(MISSIONARY TRAINING CENTER VOICE/PRICE'S DAD/JOSEPH SMITH/MISSION PRESIDENT)
Broadway: Ragtime (Whitman), Grease (Vince), Apple Tree, Priscilla (Frank), Producers. NYC: Bernstein’s Mass (Naxos recording, Grammy® nom.), Thou Swell (Lincoln Center), Body Beautiful (York, recording), Grey Gardens (Playwrights’ Horizons), Ringling Bros. (Ringmaster), Macbeth (Macbeth). Regional: Kiss Me Kate (Petruchio/Fred), Carnival (Marco), Candide (Max/ Vanderdendur), Master Class (Tony), Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), Night Music (Carl-Magnus), Tommy (Capt. Walker), MUD (Lloyd). Film: The Producers. Television: Electric Company, Delocated, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Derrick is thrilled to be joining The Book of Mormon family. He was last seen in the Las Vegas Company of The Lion King playing the role of Mufasa. Broadway credits include Wicked (Fiyero), Aida, Swing. National Tours: Wicked, Aida, Smokey Joe's Café. TV credits: Numbers, Ghost Whisperer, and Chapelle Show on Comedy Central. For my family.
JACOB BEN WIDMAR
Broadway/Tour: Xanadu (u/s Whoopi Goldberg), Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Mary Poppins, No,No, Nanette (Encores!). Original productions: White Noise (La Petit), White Christmas (Pantages, LA) and Dancing in the Dark (Old Globe). Regional: Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, Reprise!, Sacramento Music Circus and more. Proud Graduate of Brigham Young University.
(SWING, DANCE CAPTAIN)
Colin is psyched to join BOM. Favorites: Come Fly Away (OBC); Sinatra: Dance With Me (Asst. Dance Supervisor); A Chorus Line (1st National); Heatwave: The Jack Cole Project (World Premiere); Radio City Christmas Spectacular (RCMH); Girl Crazy (Encores); Yank! (Workshop); White Christmas (LA, St Paul, Boston); 42 Street (Japan/US National); Papermill; TUTS; PCLO; Gateway; McCarter. Endless thanks to his family and Olives to Brian.
Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Olen); The Ritz. Off-Broadway: Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard); Saved! (Shane, Playwrights Horizons). Regional: The Whipping Man (John, KC Rep); Tales of the City (Jon, ACT/O'Neill Theatre Ctr); Scottsboro Boys (Guthrie); Hairspray (Seaweed, Marriot Lincolnshire); Smokey Joe’s Café (Cape Playhouse); Dreamgirls (C.C.,NCT); Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse, 5th Avenue). Film: Finding Me: Truth. BFA: CCM
First National Tour. Broadway: West Side Story. Favorite Regional/European: [title of show], Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee, Into the Woods. Graduate of the B-W Conservatory of Music. Thank you to my friends, family, colleagues, and teachers. Thank you The Book of Mormon team for being amazing. Special thank you to Mom, Dad, Jade and T.J.
Broadway: The Addams Family, Cry-Baby. Off- Broadway: Fat Camp, Play It Cool. National Tour: The Addams Family. Other credits: White Noise (Chicago), The Addams Family (Chicago), HAIR—Woof (Arizona Theatre Co.), Urinetown—Bobby (2006 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner-Best Actor in a Musical), Mame (Kennedy Center), Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie), West Side Story (Tony), The Fantasticks (Matt).
(STANDBY ELDER PRICE)
Next to Normal (Henry, MTC); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage West Calgary); Billy Elliot (First National Tour); West Side Story (Theatre St. John's); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Charlottetown); Oberon, Anything Goes, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan). TV: Bomb Girls (Global); Training: Sheridan College Music Theatre Program. Thanks to Bruce and the gang at TH, and to my mom and brother for teaching me to believe.
Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon, Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Café, Dreamgirls and The Wiz. Recipient of an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for his work in the 2010 NYMF production of The Great Unknown. Penned the theme song to the ABC-TV soap Loving, performed by Johnny Mathis. Numerous television commercials and radio voiceovers.
Flint, Michigan Native & Clark Atlanta University Alumnus - is excited to join The Book of Mormon family. Credits: The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess (Broadway); Dreamgirls “C.C. White” (Apollo Theater & International Tour); MTV’s Making the Band 4; BET’s Sunday Best (Season 1 Top Seven Finalist); Hypebeasts (Film). Proverbs 3:5-6
NY: Finian's Rainbow, (Irish Repertory Theatre), Mine Eyes Have Seen (The Duplex Cabaret Theater). Regional: Songs For A New World (Man One), Dreamgirls (J.T. Early), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Ken). Much love and thanks family and friends across the globe. Forever thankful for DDO, AEA and BOM creatives. For Corey.
National Tours: Dreamgirls (Effie White u/s), Hairspray (Cindy Watkins/Dynamite) Regional Favorites: Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph…, Parade. AMDA-NY Alum. She would like to thank her loving family and beautiful friends for all their love and constant support. Also, Dulcina Eisen Associates for always believing. PK for life.
HAIR (Broadway, West End, National Tour), The Color Purple (1st National Tour), Avenue Q (Las Vegas), Black Nativity, Macbeth, and Trojan Women (The Classical Theatre of Harlem). She is a proud AEA member and excited to be touring with BOM. Much LOVE to my family and friends, who keep me grounded.
CAROLE DENISE JONES
Jones is extremely happy to be a part of this great cast. She is from VA and studied musical theater at James Madison University. National Tours: Whistle Down the Wind (Candy), Mamma Mia!. She has also done several great regional theater productions. Proud AEA member.
Credits: NBC's "Betty White's 90th Birthday" (Jerry Herman Number), Jerry Mitchell's Hairspray Hollywood Bowl, LA's critically acclaimed For The Record Series: Tarantino and John Hughes. Price is Right Christmas Showcase Showdown winner. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Mark, family, AEA, Shelli at MSA Agency, BOM creatives and Carrie Gardner for allowing me to do what I love.
Antyon is thrilled to join The Book of Mormon. Credits include: Hairspray (National Tour, 2007), American Idol (Fox, 2009), La Cage (The Arts Center Hilton Head), Aida (Gateway Playhouse), Mama, I Want to Sing! (New World Stages NYC). He sends his love and thanks to his family, friends & Beau for their continuous love and support.
Kimberly is thrilled to be ringing doorbells everywhere. Broadway: Sister Act (Deloris u/s, performed opposite Carolee Carmello). National/International Tours: Dreamgirls, Hairspray, and The Wedding Singer. A Brooklyn native and Dartmouth College graduate. Kimberly is humbled and grateful for this opportunity, and will forever thank family, friends, CLA, and MA for their endless love and support. BII.
Recipient of a NAACP award. Nominated Best Lead Actress by the Helen Hayes 2005 Awards for Yellowman (Arena Stage). World Premieres: Dan Dietz's Clementine in the Lower 9 and Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy. Additional Theatre: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Shakespeare Theatre Company and Goodspeed Opera House. TV and Film: Law and Order and All My Children.
KEVIN MICHAEL MURPHY
Credits: Awesome 80s Prom (Off-Bway), various musical/comedy shows at NYMF, NYCFringe, and UCB, as well as the creator of the critically acclaimed concert series, "If It Only Even Runs a Minute". B.M.-JMU, M.A.- NYU (Steinhardt). Thanks to the entire BOM team, Phoenix Artists, and the most supportive parents a guy could ever want.
Rashad is so thrilled to be a part of the Mormon Family. Broadway: Hairspray: Original Company (Thad, Seaweed u/s); Jersey Boys (Barry Belson), RENT:Off Broadway (Benny) National Tour: Rock of Ages(Ja'Keith) Regional: The Wiz (Scarecrow), Dreamgirls (Jimmy), Rat Pack Live from Vegas (Sammy Davis Jr.).
DANA JOEL NICHOLSON
(STANDBY ELDER CUNNINGHAM)
Dana is ecstatically grateful to be joining the BOM family! Regional: Carousel (KC Rep/The Living Room), Shrek: The Musical (Coterie Theatre), Evil Dead: The Musical (Egads! Theatre), The Last 5 Years & Elegies (Riverbend Theatre Collective). Enormous amounts of love to my fiancé Emma and my incredible family/friends.
Mike is grateful and thrilled to be making his tour debut with this cast and crew. Regional credits include Next to Normal (Gabe; Regional Premier), Love Changes Everything and Jesus Christ Superstar at Pittsburgh CLO, Make Someone Happy. Other favorites: HAIR, Evita, Anything Goes, Urinetown. Many thanks to my friends and dedicated, with love, to my all-incredible family for their support.
JEFFREY DAVID SEARS
Jeffrey is ridiculously psyched to be a part of such a momentous production with such a brilliant creative team. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod). Regional: City of Angels (Jimmy Powers) Goodspeed. Carnegie Mellon University. BFA University of Kansas. All his humor and humility come from great friends, beautiful parents and a really awesome big brother.
Marisha is ecstatic to be a part of The Book of Mormon. Off Broadway: Sistas (Simone/Gloria/Tamika). Regional: Portland Center Stage: Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), One Night with Janis Joplin (Blues Singer/ Vocalist); Rent (Joanne), Dreamgirls (Effie), HAIR (Dionne). East Carolina University Alum! Thanks to Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister, Michael, BOM team, and love of my life Dom. Blessed and Highly Favored.
Bud is thrilled to be a part of this amazing show and company. He would like to thank Carrie Gardner, Abrams Artists, the Boston Conservatory and the creative team for giving him this opportunity. Big love to his friends and family who have always been there for him.
Tours/Regional: Dreamgirls; The All Night Strut; Sundiata, The Lion King of Mali (Sundiata); Olympic Spirit: The Jesse Owens Story (Jesse Owens); Junie B. Jones. Other: POPart, The Musical; For the Love of Christ, etc. Multiple concerts throughout US, Germany & London. Much love to Mom & family for your support.