Gavin Creel received a Tony Award as Cornelius Hackl/Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler. Creel made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jimmy Smith/Thoroughly Modern Millie, receiving his first Tony Award nomination. He has since earned acclaim on Broadway as Claude/Hair (second Tony nomination), Jean-Michel/La Cage Aux Folles, and Stephen Kodaly/She Loves Me (Roundabout Theater Company production, filmed live and available on BroadwayHD). In London, Creel most notably originated the role of Elder Price/The Book of Mormon (West End production, Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical). He also starred as Bert/Disney’s Mary Poppins and reprised Claude/Hair. Other stage credits include starring in Waitress opposite Sara Bareilles (Broadway, West End), The Book of Mormon (Broadway, also originating the first national tour), and the world premieres of Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.) and Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce (Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center). Creel 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.” 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.
Roles at Lyric: Vocalist/The New Classics: Songs from the New Golden Age of Musical Theater (2020|21)