Stephen Ashfield, who received an Olivier Award for his work as Elder McKinley in the London production of The Book of Mormon, will join the Broadway cast of the Tony-winning hit next month in that same role.
Ashfield, according to a show spokesperson, will begin his run at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre August 23. He succeeds Grey Henson.
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 Book of Mormon, which earned nine Tony Awards, including those for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.
Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon opened March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Both earned Tony Awards for their work.