Tony Nominee Daniel Breaker Will Join The Book of Mormon on Broadway
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker will join the Tony Award-winning hit musical The Book of Mormon in the role of Mafala Hatimbi this February.
Breaker, a Tony nominee for Passing Strange, tweeted the news Jan. 29. The role of Mafala Hatimbi is currently played by original Broadway cast member Michael Potts.
An official start date for Breaker has not been announced. His Broadway appearances also include Shrek, The Performers, Cymbeline and Well.
The Book of Mormon currently stars Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau, who play Elder Cunningham and Price, respectively. The cast also features "American Idol" finalist Syesha Mercado as Nabulungi.
"South Park" creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to the musical, 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 Theatre.
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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