Broadway's Book of Mormon Will Welcome Return of Former Elder Price

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Nic Rouleau — who has been seen as Elder Price, the role created by Andrew Rannells, on Broadway, in the national tour and London — will return to the New York company beginning Feb. 23 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

The acclaimed singing actor, who is scheduled to play the role for a year on Broadway, will be seen opposite the Elder Cunningham of Chris O'Neill.

Rouleau told Playbill.com, "I had an amazing year in London ringing doorbells in the West End, but I'm so excited to return to the show on Broadway for the third time. I started in Mormon at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre over four-and-a-half years ago. And while I've been fortunate to play Elder Price across the U.S. and now London, I'm thrilled to return home where it all began."

Nic Rouleau
Nic Rouleau

Rouleau played Emmett in the national tour of Legally Blonde and Woody in Toy Story: The Musical. Television credits include Daddy's Boy in Tina Fey's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix) and the 2012 Tony Awards (CBS).

"South Park" creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to Mormon, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.

Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon opened to critical acclaim March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill.  The Book of Mormon has set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Oremus.

The Book of Mormon also picked up Tony Awards for Best Direction (Parker and co-director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw), Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt).

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