Jared Gertner (above), who was an understudy for the profanely funny, Tony-winning Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," has been tapped to headline the national tour, which kicks off Aug. 14 in Denver.

He will play Elder Cunningham opposite Gavin Creel, the two-time Tony nominee who plays Elder Price.

The cast will also include Samantha Marie Ware as Nabulungi, Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi.

Additional touring cast includes Mike McGowan, Derrick WIlliams, Jon Bass, Jacob ben Widmar, Colin Bradbury, Josh Breckenridge, JR Bruno, Michael Buchanan, Jonathan Cullen, Bobby Daye, Talitha Farrow, Phyre Hawkins, Mykal Kilgore, Daniel LeClaire, Antyon Lemonte, Douglas Lyons, Kimberly Marable, Laiona Michelle, Kevin Michael Murphy, Michael Schwitter, Jeffrey David Sears, Marisha Wallace, Bud Weber, Jamaal Wilson and Christian Dante White, who was in "The Scottboro Boys" at the Guthrie and on Broadway.

The musical, about missionaries in Africa, plays the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis Feb. 5-17, 2013.



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