Member of Team StarKid Among New Leads of London's The Book of Mormon
14 Jul 2014
Broadway actors Billy Harrigan Tighe and A.J. Holmes will take over the lead roles of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively, in the London production of The Book of Mormon, beginning performances July 28 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
The full cast continues to include Alexia Khadime, Stephen Ashfield, Kevin Harvey, Hugo Harold Harrison, and Chris Jarman with Mark Anderson, Benjamin Brook, Daniel Clift, Christopher Copeland, Ashley Day, Keisha T Fraser, Patrick George, Nadine Higgin, Evan James, Aisha Jawando, Michael Kent, Sia Kiwa, Joshua Liburd, Daniel MacKinlay, David McMullan, Felix Mosse, Tanya Nicole-Edwards, Terel Nugent, David O’Reilly, Lucy St. Louis, Ashley Samuels, Rhys Taylor, Kayi Ushe, Michael Vinsen and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
Tighe's theatre credits include Pippin (Music Box Theatre on Broadway), Fiyero in Wicked (U.S. national tour), Link in Hairspray (Marriott Theatre), Potsie in Happy Days (Goodspeed Opera House), Ren in Footloose (La Comedia) and Dreamgirls (North Carolina Theatre).
Holmes’ theatre credits include appearing in all three North American companies of The Book of Mormon, including Broadway, Frederick in Young Frankenstein (U.S. national tour) and Henry in Next To Normal (Arizona Theatre Co. & SJ Rep.). He is a member of the theatre ensemble Team StarKid.
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