Tony Nominee Creel Will Take Vacation from Broadway's Hair in August

News   Tony Nominee Creel Will Take Vacation from Broadway's Hair in August
Gavin Creel, who received a 2009 Tony Award nomination for his performance as Claude in the acclaimed revival of Hair, will take a vacation from that Tony-winning Best Revival in August.

Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel

According to the actor's official website, the two-time Tony nominee will be out of the production at the Hirschfeld Theatre Aug. 10-17. The singing actor "will be off with the Creel Clan chilling by a lake in Michigan," according to his website.

The understudies for the role of Claude are Jay Armstrong Johnson and Paris Remillard.

Gavin Creel was Tony-nominated for his performances in Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie and has also appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles and the City Center Encores! production of Hair. He also spent over a year playing Bert in the London cast of Mary Poppins.

Creel will perform acoustic versions of songs from his pop album "Goodtimenation" at Joe's Pub July 27 at 9:30 PM. He will also preview songs from his forthcoming CD, "Quiet."

Hair also features Tony nominee Will Swenson as Berger, Sasha Allen as Dionne, Caissie Levy as Sheila, Allison Case as Crissy, Kacie Sheik as Jeanie, Bryce Ryness as Woof, Darius Nichols as Hud, Megan Lawrence as Mother and Andrew Kober as Margaret Mead/Dad. Tribe members also include Steel Burkhardt, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, John Moauro, Ato Blankson-Wood, Brandon Pearson, Paris Remillard, Maya Sharpe, Theo Stockman, Tommar Wilson, Jackie Burns, Kaitlin Kiyan, Nicole Lewis, Megan Reinking and Saycon Sengbloh.

The Broadway revival of Hair earned the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The critically acclaimed production also earned Tony nominations for Best Direction (Diane Paulus), Best Choreography (Karole Armitage), Best Actor (Gavin Creele), Best Featured Actor (Will Swenson), Best Sound Design (Acme Sound Partners), Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams) and Best Costume Design (Michael McDonald).

Featuring book and lyrics by the late Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, the Broadway revival of Hair opened on Broadway March 31 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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