Nic is thrilled to join the Chicago company of The Book of Mormon directly from the Broadway cast, where he also starred as Elder Price. National tours: Legally Blonde (Emmett), Toy Story: The Musical (Woody). New York: Floyd Collins (Homer), King David (Jonathan) at the Skirball Center. Regional: Les Misérables (Marius), ...Forum (Hero), Cabaret (Cliff). Education: Bachelor’s of Music degree from NYU Steinhardt. Much love to my family and many thanks to The Mine. For Lynn.
Ben made his onscreen debut this fall in Universal Pictures' Pitch Perfect. National Tours: Caroline, or Change (dir. George C. Wolfe, Tony Kushner). Regional Credits: The Black Suits (Barrington Stage Company), The Power of Duff (New York Stage and Film, Stephen Belber), Dead End (Ahmanson Theatre), The Music Man, Mame, Camelot and The Sound of Music (Hollywood Bowl). Workshops/Readings: Alice By Heart (Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik), Irma La Douce (dir. Rob Ashford, starring Katie Holmes), Bridges of Madison County (dir. Bartlett Sher, Jason Robert Brown).
Syesha recently appeared as Ti Moune in the revival of Once on This Island at the Papermill Playhouse. Best known for her showing on season seven of Fox's American Idol, finishing as second runner-up, Syesha went on to perform in the 2008 American Idols Live! Tour, and later played Deena Jones in the national/international tour of Dreamgirls in which she was nominated for the Chicago's Black Theatre Alliance Award. In 2011, she made her feature-film debut in Dreams and recorded her first, self-titled extended-play release. Syesha is grateful to her family and friends for their continued support.
National tour debut. Favorite roles include Will Parker in Oklahoma! (LTOTS) and Che Guevara in Evita (CCM). Thank you to the Mormon team and About Artists Agency. My heart goes to my friends and especially to my family for their endless love and support.
JAMES VINCENT MEREDITH
Broadway: Superior Donuts. Off Broadway: The Bluest Eye (Duke and Steppenwolf). Chicago: Pain and the Itch, Crucible, Carter's Way, Tempest, Clybourne Park, The March (Steppenwolf, ensemble member), Othello, Duchess of Malfi (Writers'), Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing (Chicago Shakespeare), Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting (Lookingglass), Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, King Lear (Piven, ensemble member). TV: Law and Order SVU, Prison Break, Detroit 187, Chicago Code, The Mob Doctor, and Alderman Ross on BOSS. Love to Cathy.
(MISSIONARY TRAINING CENTER VOICE/PRICE'S DAD/JOSEPH SMITH/MISSION PRESIDENT)
Broadway: Mamma Mia!. Off Broadway: Going Down Swingin' (NYMF). Regional: Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre). LA premiere: The Good Life (NOHO Arts Center). Canadian Premieres of Night of the Iguana (Playwrights Theatre Center), El Salvador (Jessie Nom.), Assassins (CanStage), Les Misérables, Miss Saigon (Mirvish Pro.), Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Blvd (LIVE ENT). Television: V, The Practice, Phenomenon II, The Good Wife, NCIS, Lights Out, Ken Finkleman's Good God. Film: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, Fierce People, and Maybe Tomorrow (Winner-Best Feature-Golden Door Int'l Film Festivals).
DAVID ARON DAMANE
Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Don't Dress For Dinner, Big River, The Life, Riverdance. B’way Tours: The Color Purple, The Who’s Tommy, Riverdance, Big River. Regional: Porgy & Bess (NYC Opera), Macbeth (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Dinah Was, A Christmas Carol (MSG), Titus Andronicus, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Point (Dublin), Paper Mill Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Avery Fisher Hall, North Shore Music Theatre. Film/TV: Law & Order, SVU, Criminal Intent, All My Children, One Life To Live, Hope & Faith, Guiding Light.
J. CASEY BARRETT
Casey is so thankful to be a part of this amazing cast. Before moving to New York City, Casey spent three years in residence at the Barter Theatre. Regional: Sweeney Todd (Anthony), The Fantasticks (Matt), Violet (Monty), Xanadu (Euterpe), The Full Monty (Ethan). Much love to Mom and Dad. Casey dedicates every performance to you, the audience.
Tallia is so excited about joining the MORMON family. She received her BFA in Musical Theater from The University of the Arts. Credits include Rent National Tour (Mimi), Caroline, or Change (Radio), High School Musical (Taylor) at The Muny and North Shore, Xanadu 1st National Tour (Erato), Dreamgirls National Tour and Ruined (Sophie) at DCTC. Biggest thanks to my family for their love and support.
(STANDBY ELDER CUNNINGHAM)
National Tour Debut. Regional: Rob played Roger in American Theater Company's 40th anniversary revival of The Original Grease (2011 Jeff Award—Best Musical). Also, The 25th Annual...Bee (Barfée), Blithe Spirit (Dr. Bradman), 100% Rocketships (Second City). Education: Columbia College (B.A. Acting), The Second City (Comedy Studies). Thanks to the BOM creative team for this amazing experience. For mom.
2010 Grammy Award® nominee: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording of Ain’t Misbehavin' in the category of Best Musical. Credits: Broadway Tour: Dreamgirls (Effie), Ain’t Misbehavin' with American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard (Armelia), Beehive (Wanda), Sistas The Musical (Tamika). Patrice has a self-titled recording available on iTunes. Her full-length debut album is expected in 2013. Don’t be a star...be a galaxy.
Camille is elated to be part of The Book of Mormon. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, she is a proud graduate of Sheridan College's Musical Theatre program. Theatre highlights include RENT, High School Musical (Taylor McKessie), Queen for a Day (Felicia) and Hairspray (Lil' Inez). A big mahaneibu to Talent House, the creative team, crew and fabulous cast. Love to my fam and Mom.
National Tour Debut. BFA Music Theater Shenandoah Conservatory. Regional: Cable (South Pacific), Snowboy (West Side Story), Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing), and performing with the Washington Chorus in the U.S. premiere of LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring at Wolf Trap. He wouldn’t be here without the love and support of his amazing friends & family. Thanks to BOM creative team & Carrie Gardner.
Mike is ecstatic to be joining The Book of Mormon family. Broadway/NY: Hair revival, South Pacific revival (Original Cast), Les Misérables revival (Montparnasse), Motown (Lab), Bliss (The Public Theatre). National Tours: Hair (HUD), South Pacific, Rent, Smokey Joe's Café, and Fame. Regional: Goodspeed premiere ofAmazing Grace (Thomas). Bachelor of Music from Florida State University. Thanks and Love to Nanny, Maya, my family, Tiffany, the Posse, the FAME-ly and The Mine.
DONELL JAMES FOREMAN
National tours: Hairspray (Seaweed) and Mamma Mia! NYC: Myths and Hymns, Measure of Success, Walker in Babylon, and his all-Prince one-man show Sign o' the Times at The Duplex. Regional: 1776, South Pacific, and The Wiz. Donell is also a featured soloist with Symphony Pops in their Disney in Concert series. BFA, Pace University. Thanks to The Mine.
BRADLEY D. GALE
Bradley is beyond stoked to be joining the MORMON family. Favorite credits: East Coast premiere Summer of Love (Ogunquit) and world premiere Gay Bride of Frankenstein (Seacoast Rep, Off-Broadway lab). Endless love and gratitude to Judy Boals, Tracey Grimaldi, My Little Pony, the wife, Double AA, Owl-face, Heffalump, Jimbo, Marie, C and my Twitch. Aunt Colleen and Aunt Cathy: this one's for you.
Eric is so excited to bring this wonderful show to the equally wonderful city of Chicago. Broadway: The Book of Mormon (swing), Mamma Mia! (swing). Nat. Tours: Mary Poppins (u/s Robertson Aye, Valentine), Mamma Mia! (swing/adc). Regional faves: Goodspeed and MSMT. NYU grad. Thanks to Carrie G, Luedtke, COA, family and friends for lovin' and support.
Darius is thrilled to become a part of The Book of Mormon family. A Boston native, he resides in New York City, where he attended AMDA. A Disney alum, Darius has sung at both Tokyo Disney Resort and Disney Cruise Line. Other credits include: Smokey Joe's Café (Arkansas Rep. Theatre), Kiss Me Kate, La Cage Aux Folles, and Hairspray. Proud Member of Actors Equity.
Eric is thrilled to make his touring debut in The Book of Mormon. Credits include Dames at Sea (Dick) with Randy Skinner, Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Out of this World (Mercury), Hello Again (Young Thing), Stages St. Louis, North Shore Music Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, Surflight Theatre. Eric is a recent graduate of CCM, winning two Cincinnati Acclaim Awards. Much love to Debbie and Jeff for their support.
Corey is proud to become a part of The Book of Mormon family. Credits: Newsies (Paper Mill Playhouse), Damn Yankees, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He would like to thank the creative team for the opportunity to be part of such a special show, CESD, family and friends.
Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie. National Tour: Dreamgirls, Ragtime, Chicago. Off-Broadway: Howard, Finian's Rainbow (Irish Rep). Some Regional: Clarence Norris, The Scottsboro Boys (The Old Globe, A.C.T., P.T.C.), Paul, Kiss Me, Kate (Weston Playhouse), Mereb, Aida (Westchester), Rent, Les Misérables (Pioneer Theater), The Wiz, Xanadu (Maine State). BFA, University of Michigan. Love to my family.
Emily is overjoyed to join the BOM company. Credits include: Lost in the Stars (City Center Encores!), Beauty (Roundabout, the Regina Spektor project), Caroline, or Change (Syracuse Stage), Independents (NY Times Critics' Pick), The Riverkeeper Beneﬁt (with Lenny Kravitz). Emily was also featured in Backstage’s Memorable NY Performances for her performance in Drat! The Cat! BA: Yale University 2010. Love to Talent House, her family and Vicki Clark.
Nick is overjoyed to be making his touring debut. Regional: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati: Life Could Be A Dream (Denny); Wagon Wheel: Big River (Huck), All Shook Up (Dennis), Spelling Bee (Chip). CCM alum: Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim), A Little Night Music (Henrik). Big thanks to Peter Strain & Associates, Carrie Gardner Casting. For family, friends, my neens and teachers for all of their support and encouragement along the way.
STEPHEN MARK LUKAS
(STANDBY ELDER PRICE)
Stephen is pleased to come to Chicago directly from the Broadway company of The Book of Mormon. Off Broadway: My Big Gay Italian Wedding. National Tour: Little Women (Laurie). Regional theater: Curly in Oklahoma! (IRNE and Broadway.com award noms), Link Larkin in Hairspray, Cable in South Pacific. TV: Gossip Girl, Empire Falls. Thanks to Abrams and Nina. Love to my family.
PARIS ALEXANDER NESBITT
Paris is thrilled to be a member of this company. A graduate of Penn State University, he has performed all over the US and much of Europe. Many thanks to Dad, Mom, the Price Group, Carrie Gardner Casting, all family and friends. This one's for Laish.
Monica understudied Eartha Kitt, Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella. Credits Broadway: Charlotte, Finian's Rainbow; Leah, Abby's Song; Sarah (u/s), performed the role countless times, Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Tiny Lee, Little Ham. National Tours: Shenzi the Hyena, Disney's The Lion King; Star To Be, Annie 30th Anniversary; Narrator, Joseph...Dreamcoat. City Center Encores! productions: On The Town, Pipe Dream, Fanny, Anyone Can Whistle and Purlie.
JOHN PINTO JR.
John is ecstatic to be a part of The Book of Mormon. Other credits: 1st National Tour of Lincoln Center's South Pacific. Doody in Grease at Sacramento Music Circus. Joseph in Joseph... at The Maltz Jupiter Theater (Carbonell Nomination). Mark in Altar Boyz at Arvada Center; Riverside Theater; Bristol Riverside Theater (Barrymore Nomination). Love and thanks to family and friends. Live your dreams. Dass it.
Jon-Michael is elated to return to Chicago after playing Seaweed in Drury Lane's Hairspray. Favorite theatrical experiences include Matt in The Fantasticks, Paul in when last we flew (GLAAD Award for Best Off-Off Broadway Play) and Cordelia in King Lear, in addition to various workshops at New Dramatists, MTC, and The Public. He has a BFA in Pretending from CMU. Thanks to PSA and his very supportive parents.
(SWING, ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN)
Broadway: Hairspray (Duane u/s Seaweed), The Book of Mormon (Swing). Tours: South Pacific (Lincoln Center Theater), Hairspray (Vegas) Mamma Mia! (Eddie u/s Sky), Fame (Europe). Love to my family, especially Danika for taking this crazy ride with me. Thankful every day.
Cessalee is grateful to be a part of this journey to Uganda. Favorite Regional Credits: Kala (Tarzan), Sour Kangaroo (Seussical), Sarah (Ragtime), Cindy (Hairspray). Big thanks to the casting team, love and gratitude to the best family and friends in the world and special shout out to her students. Indianapolis Native, FSU graduate, owner Music Dance Theatre Workshops. Proud Equity.
Hardy is so grateful to be a part of the BOM family. National Tours: A Chorus Line (Bobby), Cats (Skimbleshanks). Regional credits include Pittsburgh CLO, Seaside Music Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Le Petit Theatre, and Tulane Summer Lyric. FSU BFA, NOCCA, and proud NOLA native. As always, BIG love and thanks to family and friends. This one is for Bea and Lucille.