Ryan is so excited to be making his overseas debut! Growing up in Ontario, Canada, he never imagined getting the chance to perform in Australia. Ryan is a graduate of Toronto’s top rated George Brown Theatre School and has performed in many shows across Canada, as well as all three US companies of The Book of Mormon. After spending three years in the US Ryan is happy to be in a country that uses celsius again, because it just makes more sense. Ryan sends love to his family and friends, because without their support this would never have been possible. Also Go Jays Go! Selected credits include: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Ring Round the Moon, Yorkville the Musical (world premiere) Prairie Nurse (world premiere), Innocence Lost, Hometown.
A.J. is thrilled to be back in Australia playing his favourite role! A veritable Mormon pinball, A.J. has portrayed Arnold Cunningham in every company of The Book of Mormon thus far, including the Australian debut in Melbourne, London’s West End, two North American National Tours and Broadway. As A.J. is an exceedingly suave individual – with no social anxieties to speak of – one can only wonder just how he connects with his character. This paradox is not only the greatest acting challenge of A.J.’s lifetime, it is also the subject of many serious ongoing academic studies. Other theatre credits include Dr Frankenstein in the US national tour of Young Frankenstein and Henry in Next to Normal (Arizona Theatre Co. & SJ Rep). His film credits include Flop Stoppers and The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye in collaboration with the comedy group The Tin Can Brothers, as well as Ethan Kuperberg’s seminal classic, Doppelgänger. As a composer, A.J. has worked on several shows with StarKid Productions (Twisted, A Very Potter Musical, Me and My Dick), all of which can be found on the hit website, YouTube. Last year A.J. served as a consultant in the writer’s room on Season 21 of South Park. He sends love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Kellyn, Ksenia and his incredibly supportive tribe of extended family, friends and collaborators. Thanks to BRS/GAGE. Proud University of Michigan graduate.
Currently starring as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon and the winner of Best New Talent at the 2017 AACTA Awards, Zahra Newman is emerging as one of Australia’s finest actresses. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Zahra’s previous theatre credits include Miss Julie, The Effect, The Mountaintop, The Cherry Orchard, Clybourne Park, The Drowsy Chaperone, Richard III and Rockabye for Melbourne Theatre Company; As You Like It for Bell Shakespeare Company; The Blind Giant is Dancing, Ivanov and Private Lives for Belvoir; Love and Information for Malthouse/Sydney Theatre Company; The Government Inspector for Belvoir/Malthouse Theatre; Menagerie for Daniel Schluser Ensemble/MTC Neon Festival; and Random for Sydney Opera House/Melbourne Theatre Company/Brisbane Powerhouse. Her television and film credits include Sisters, Wentworth, Rush, Childhood’s End and Truth. Zahra’s radio credits include Poetica Program for ABC Radio National. In addition to Best New Talent AACTA Award, Zahra also won the Green Room Award for Best Female Actress for Random, and was nominated for Helpmann Awards for Best Female Actor in a Musical for The Book of Mormon, Best Female Actor in Play for The Mountaintop and Best Female Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for The Government Inspector. Zahra is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
Bert is one of Australia’s leading men of stage, recently being Green Room nominated for his “Body of Work”. He is known for a variety of shows across the country including Lungs, I Am a Miracle, Birdland, Timeshare, The Good Person of Szechwan, Let’s Get It On, When I Fall in Love- The Nat King Cole Story, The Mountaintop (Green Room Award Nominee) and original cast member of Rupert (MTC and Washington US Tour). Bert recently performed in STC’s All My Sons and in 2016 created the role of Charlie in GFO’s Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical. He was also proud to be part of the Dream Lover Australian cast recording. His other theatre credits include Theramene in Bell Shakespeare’s Phedre; Elling, Clybourne Park, Next to Normal, A Behanding in Spokane, Richard III, The Hypocrite, Don Juan in Soho, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Tomfoolery and A Female of the Species for MTC; The Grenade for STC, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (nomination for Helpmann Award) for MTC/STC, and Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Essential Theatre. Bert’s musical theatre credits includes An Officer and a Gentleman (Helpmann Award winner), Chess, Kismet, Grey Gardens, Pippin, Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar, Showboat and Guys and Dolls. His film credits include Animal Kingdom, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Rats and Cats, Evil Never Dies, Salem’s Lot, The Cook and The Pugilist at Rest! His television credits include Wentworth, Winners and Losers, Upper Middle Bogan, Sea Patrol IV, Wilfred II, Lowdown, Neighbours, Good Guys Bad Guys, Blue Heelers, Simone De Beauvoir’s Babies, Backberner, Flipper, City Homicide and Bogan Pride. Bert is very excited to be part of the original Australian cast of this incredible show. Bert has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 1996.
PJ Adzima is a New York based performer who is thrilled to be making his Australian debut! After touring the United States and Canada in the role of Elder McKinley, PJ is happy to be revisiting his favorite show with a stellar new cast in such a beautiful city. Select credits include 1001 Nights (Atlantic), Volleygirls, TINK, The Cobalteans (NYMF), The Bacchae (La Mama) and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Original Company). He has appeared on television in Madam Secretary. PJ is a Story Pirate, co-star of Royally: An Original Series, and is the Artistic Director of Madcap Repertory Theater in NYC. Proud Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and Minor in Musical Theater. Endless thanks to the Knitel-Adzimas, Bobby, Anne, Adam, Shaun and the whole Mormon Family. Love especially to his newlywed wife, Julia.
(Missionary Training Centre Voice/Price’s Dad/Joseph Smith/Mission President)
Performer, musician and teacher, Andrew is a graduate of both Music Education from The University of Melbourne and Music Theatre from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Andrew recently appeared in Julie Andrews’ landmark production of My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House (Opera Australia/GFO), and he has also performed in major Australian productions of South Pacific (OA/GFO), Love Never Dies, including its internationally-released DVD (Really Useful Company), The Addams Family and Jersey Boys (Newtheatricals), and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Backrow). He has created roles in world premiere productions of the hit Australian musical Ladies in Black (QTC/MTC), Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage (JEL), Ned – A New Australian Musical (Capitol Events) and Rendez-vous: an opera noir (Black Swan/Tura Events). Andrew was also in the Green Room Award-winning actor/musician ensemble cast of Once (MTC/GFO). A semi-regular for The Production Company, credits there include Show Boat, Guys & Dolls, Sugar, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Damn Yankees, Camelot and South Pacific. Andrew has performed for Black Swan Theatre Company in The Merry-Go-Round In The Sea and The Hayloft Project/Critical Stages’ Delectable Shelter. His screen credits include The Doctor Blake Mysteries and It’s a Date.
Augustin Aziz Tchantcho
Augie Tchantcho comes from a Kuwaiti-Cameroonian heritage. He studied the Bachelor of Performing Arts course at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts before beginning a professional acting career in Kuwait with the One World Actor’s Centre prior to moving to Australia. He has a vast experience on stage ranging from Shakespeare, playing Othello in Othello , Brutus in Julius Caesar and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, to high energy musicals, playing Bill Sykes in Oliver, Daddy Warbucks in Annie and Mufasa in The Lion King to name a few. After relocating to Australia in 2014, he made his debut performance as Marty in the Australian premiere of Dreamgirls with StageArt. Most recently he has played King Triton in Windmill’s The Little Mermaid, Zachum, the elephant father in the Melbourne Fringe Festival production of Heard of Elephants and Pa/Ol’ Mister in StageArts Australian premiere of The Color Purple. He thanks Nicholas Renfree-Marks for training him to become a better singer and the staff at Working Management for supporting him in his first professional role in Australia. Augie dedicates his performance to his wife and son and would like to thank his family and friends back home for always encouraging him to chase his dream.
(Elder Price Standby)
Blake’s recent leading roles include Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (TML), Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd (Victorian Opera), Edward Lyons in Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), Anthony Pemberton in Beyond Desire (Neil Rutherford Productions) and Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO). Other theatre credits include: Tony in Masterclass (LeftBauer Prods), Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Belvoir). Pat Matthews in Moonshadow (Cat Stevens/Sue Farrelly Productions); Snowboy in West Side Story (ATG); Jekyll and Hyde (TML); The Boy From Oz Arena Spectacular with Hugh Jackman (Gannon/Fox) and original cast of Dirty Dancing (Jacobsen Entertainment). Blake has appeared in concert with The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (R.U.G), The Sound of Rodgers (Stuart Maunder) and Musical Melodies in the Park (City of Stonnington). In 2014 and 2016, Blake starred as Mario Lanza, alongside Phil Scott in the hit cabaret MARIO (Adelaide Cabaret Festival/Hayes Theatre/Canberra Theatre/Noosa Long Weekend Festival).
Screen roles include Young Jack in the film The Dam, Brusco in Home and Away, Mr & Mrs Murder, The Chaser and as the Young Boy Pirate in The Wiggles Movie. In 2011 Blake was the winner of The Rob Guest Endowment Award and in 2013 Blake received the Gertrude Johnson Fellowship at The Opera Studio Melbourne.
Blake would like to thank his family for their unwavering support, also his agent Michael Montgomery and all his team at Morrissey Management. Blake is a proud member of Actors Equity.
(Elder Price Standby)
Steve trained at Monash University until 2004 when he began his career as a screen actor. His film and television credits include The Dr Blake Mysteries, STEM, The Flame Wars, Offspring, Tangle, City Homicide, Bogan Pride, Neighbours, Queen Of The Damned, The Hard Word, The Wedge, Marshall Law, Stingers, Blue Heelers and Saddle Club. Steve has trained extensively in voice with Tim Smith, Gary May and in New York with Neil Semer. His theatre credits include Fiyero in the Australasian tour of Wicked (GFO), Monty in Violet (Blue Saint Productions/ Hayes Theatre Co), Pforzheimer in the Australian tour of Legally Blonde (GFO/ATG) in which he also performed the roles of Warner and Kyle many times, as well as Xanadu The Musical, understudying the lead role of Sonny Malone. Steve has appeared in numerous televised and corporate events including the 2011 Precious Myer Metal Ball, singing live with Olivia Newton John and Christie Whelan. He appeared in the Channel 9 live telecast of the Sydney New Year’s Eve Celebrations in 2012, the 2012 and 2014 Woolworths Carols in the Domain in Sydney, the Lord Mayor’s Carols in the Park in Brisbane in 2014, and performed the National Anthem at the Australia vs England Match at AAMI Park in 2016. Steve would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support and belief, also his agent Michael Montgomery and all the team at Morrissey Management. Steve is a proud member of Actors Equity.
(Elder Cunningham Standby)
Nyk is pumped to be here in Australia! Originally hailing from Winnipeg, Canada, he has arrived direct from the New York company of The Book of Mormon in which he made his Broadway debut. Nyk has also had the pleasure of touring The Book of Mormon across the United States and Canada. His regional theatre highlights include Sunday in the Park with George, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (Canadian Premiere), Avenue Q, Spring Awakening, As You Like It, Speech and Debate (Canadian Premiere) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Nyk also likes pizza parties, cat t-shirts, slow dancing and the internet. He trained at the University of Winnipeg in the Honours Acting Program, and at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (New York and Los Angeles). Thanks to Mom and Dad, Zac and Bryn, my family, my BOM family, and all my Sweet Pals.
(Elder Cunningham Standby)
Kieran graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2016 with a BFA (Acting). His NIDA credits include the role of Delahay in Another Country, Anton in Eldorado, Hanschen in Spring Awakening, Voice in Stranger I Am, Stephano in The Tempest and he performed in The Light In The Piazza as part of the ensemble. Kieran is a two-time semi-finalist for the Rob Guest Endowment and was awarded the Playbill Future Prospect Award in 2016. In 2017 Kieran made his professional debut in the Sydney Opera House, Glen Street and Riverside seasons of Horrible Harriet for CDP. The Book of Mormon is Kieran’s professional musical theatre debut. Kieran would like to thank his family, both old and new, for their continuing support and love, his friends for their encouragement and the team at Marquee Management. Kieran is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Trained at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music (Class of 2012), Antwaun’s credits include: American Idiot National Tour, The Book of Mormon 2nd National Tour. Regional credits include: Lin Manuel’s 21 Chump Street, Passing Strange, Big River and Cabaret. Special thanks to Carrie Gardner Casting, CESD and my loving father, family and friends. Dreams come true, Red Balloon!
Ryan comes to The Book of Mormon straight from the Australian tour of We Will Rock You (GFO) where he covered and performed the role of Britney. Originally from the Central Coast of NSW, Ryan’s diverse career has taken him all over the world. He originated the role of Chistery and served as the Dance Captain during the Australian production of WICKED (GFO) performing over 1900 shows to become one of the longest serving original cast members. He also toured Europe as A-Rab in West Side Story (Sun Dance Productions) and was a part of the creative team on the motion picture Rent (Sony Pictures). His other credits include the Las Vegas production of Splash! (Kutash Entertainment), One Life To Live (Disney Channel) Son Of The Mask II (New Line Cinema) and Series 1 of Australian Idol (Top 30). He also signed a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music as a songwriter. Ryan is a proud member of M.E.A.A.
Daniel began his training at the Glenda Yee School of Dance, and graduated from ED5 International with a Diploma of Performing Arts. He made his musical theatre debut in WICKED (GFO) and then went on to perform the reimagined role of the Rum Tum Tugger in the Australian/New Zealand tour of CATS (RUG). Other professional stage credits include: Luke in The Gathering (Vic Theatre Company); The Ziegfeld Tenor in Funny Girl (The Production Company); Follies in Concert (StoreyBoard Entertainment); Curtains (The Production Company); Carmen and The Magic Flute (Opera Australia); and Twisted Broadway concerts. Daniel was recognised as the recipient of the prestigious ‘Rob Guest Endowment Award’ in 2015, after winning the ‘Playbill Future Prospect Award’ in 2014. He has studied in New York under some of the most established names in the industry, including Craig Carnellia, Tom Burke and Jen Waldman, and performed in the company of the greatest Broadway stars in the renowned Elsie Fest, and the Michael Mott & Friends concert. Daniel is thrilled to be continuing his mission with the award-winning Australian production of The Book of Mormon, after its successful Melbourne season, and would like to thank his family, friends and Jeep Management for their continual love and support.
Originally from Melbourne and straight out of high school, Gabriella is thrilled to join the Sydney cast of The Book of Mormon. With many years of dance and vocal training under her belt, her passion for performing has only continued to grow with each opportunity she’s been given. Selected credits include Tinder Tales: A New Australian Musical as Abbey’s Doubts, Spring Awakening as Ensemble and Thea/Anna understudy, and Heathers the Musical as Heather Duke. Gabriella would like to give a big shout out to her amazing family, friends and her cat Oscar who continue to show their love and support!
Shauntelle is a British born actor, writer, and singer who graduated from Actors Centre Australia in 2010. Spanning classical, devised and previously unperformed works, Shauntelle has appeared in Avenue Q (Monsta), the Bell Shakespeare Players (2014), Hero and Companion Piece (Glorious Thing), semi-biographical piece And Now to Bed (subtlenuance), How to Lose Sight (Shh.), A Quiet Night in Rangoon (subtlenuance), Rosalind in As You Like It (Siren Theatre Co) and the title role in Antigone in London’s East End (Woodhouse Players). In film, she appeared as one of the children of the Harry Potter world in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros). When not on stage, Shauntelle is a provisional psychologist working towards a Clinical PhD, one clawing step at a time. She thanks her husband Liam for all his love and support.
Billy was first introduced to theatre in Canberra, ACT. After cutting his teeth in several productions in the Canberra and area region, Billy relocated to Brisbane to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2014. Billy’s professional credits include Opera Queensland’s production of Candide, Frederic in the 30th Anniversary production of The Pirates of Penzance and QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas Concert. Billy has appeared as a guest performer with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and performed at both The Lord Mayor’s and Sirromet Winery’s Carols concerts, Duets with theatrical star Jemma Rix in her album launch Gravity and Centenary of the Anzacs Concert Guest Soloist. Most recently, Billy has returned to Australia from Sir Cameron Macintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables (In both the Australian and international tours). Billy is a proud Actors Equity member and earlier this year was elected as a Branch Delegate to the QLD MEAA Equity Section. Billy is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Book of Mormon.
Tom Davis is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where he completed a Bachelor of Musical Theatre. During his time at the Con, Tom played the roles of Jack in Into The Woods, Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Timothy Middleton in The Wishing Well. Since graduating in 2014 Tom’s credits include Carrie The Musical and Rent (Brisbane Powerhouse), FiZZ! (Opera QLD/ Shake & Stir Theatre Co) and Alice in Wonderland (Queensland tour). Tom has recently made his television debut in the mini-series Hoges (Fremantle Media, Network 7). His other credits include international tours of The Jungle Book and Paw Patrol Live (Pen2stage). This is Tom’s professional musical theatre debut, and he would like to thank the team at The Book of Mormon, Kubler Auckland Management, family and friends for their constant support. What a dream!
Delius is so happy he gets to return to the Mormon family! He currently resides in Las Vegas where he will receive his Master’s in Acting Performance in Spring 2019. He was on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, Otis Redding in HBO’s Vinyl, and starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in Law and Order SVU. He attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX and received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Pennsylvania State University. He sends love and gratitude to God, his mom, Grandmother, family, friends, and his precious dog Houston waiting for him back in the States.
Amanda is ecstatic to be joining the Mormon family. She’s originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and a BFA graduate from AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Her other credits include the US National Tour of The Lion King (u/s Shenzi) the Off-Broadway season of Let’s Broadway, and regional tours of Sister Act (Deloris), Saturday Night Fever (Candy), Grease (u/s Jan) and Hairspray (u/s Motormouth). “All my love and gratitude to God, my amazing Ma, my wonderful fiancé Stephen, Max, family and friends, The Luedtke Agency, PMT, and the BOM creative team. Thank you all for believing in me and for your endless love and support. Ask, Believe, Receive.”
Proud member of Actors Equity Association
Making his professional Australian debut, Lewis is thrilled to be joining the company of The Book of Mormon. While taking a three-year hiatus from musical theatre to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland (Marketing and Commercial Law), he trained extensively with Frances Wilson Fitzgerald at the Auckland Opera Studio, where he was a member of the NZ Opera chorus for three years. Some of Lewis’ recent credits include Anything Goes (AMICI productions), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia! (AMICI productions), The Mikado (NZ Opera), Turandot (NZ Opera) and Carmen (NZ Opera). Lewis is very excited for this new adventure and would like to thank his family and friends, Frances Wilson, the team at Johnson and Laird for their support and the entire team at The Book of Mormon for the opportunity.
Kia Dawn Fulton
Kia Dawn Fulton is delighted to join the cast of The Book of Mormon. Her credits include Sarah in Ragtime, Aida in AIDA (ZACH Theater), Joanne Johnson in RENT (Casa Manana), Ernestine Crump in Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Jubilee Theater) and Frenchy in Grease. Kia’s television appearances include ABC’s Encore! and Florinda in Into the Woods, while on film she was seen as Darlene in Will to Love (TV ONE). Being able to do what I love is happiness, and getting to do it in Australia, is a dream come true! God, Mom and Dad; DH Agency – thank you. As well, many thanks to Carrie Gardner.
Jayme-Lee is thrilled to be joining the Australian cast of The Book of Mormon. Having begun performing at an early age, in 2005 Jayme-Lee secured the role of Young Nala in Disney’s The Lion King. Jayme-Lee graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014 and completed a Diploma of Music Theatre at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in 2016. Jayme-Lee’s theatre credits include Stage Art’s revival of In The Heights in 2016 and the Australasian Premiere of The Color Purple (Stage Art, 2016) for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award for her portrayal of Celie. Jayme-Lee then went on to perform in Jason Coleman’s Cabaret show, The Rhythm of Life as the Leading Lady. Most recently she toured Australia with Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol Live! in the role of Zuma. Jayme-Lee would like to thank her family for their constant love and support.
Matt’s credits include West Side Story as Gee-tar/Onstage swing (Lunchbox Productions), Love Never Dies on stage and subsequent Universal Pictures film release as Ensemble/Show Boy (Really Useful Group), Vernon God Little Sydney workshop as Vernon, Moonshadow – The Cat Stevens Musical (Sue Farrelly Productions), A Chorus Line as Mike (TML), Sondheim’s Assassins as John Hinckley (Green Room Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Watch This), Gypsy (The Production Company), Wicked as Chistery (GFO), 2015 Rob Guest Endowment semi-finalist, Australian workshop of Our House – the Madness Musical in the principal role of Joe Casey (Storeyboard Entertainment), Follies (Storeyboard Entertainment) and most recently My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House under the direction of Julie Andrews (GFO/Opera Australia). During the premiere season of The Book of Mormon, Matt was the recipient of the Gypsy Cloak and is so proud to be a part of this legacy in Australian Theatre. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey.
Todd is thrilled to be continuing his journey with The Book of Mormon, after opening the original Australian company in Melbourne. He made his professional theatre debut with The Production Company in The Pirates of Penzance, followed by Guys and Dolls. Todd spent two years as a Guest Entertainer with The Aussie Boys (Barry Ball Artists, USA), touring the world on board Royal Caribbean, Princess, Cunard, Oceania, Holland America and Celebrity Cruise Lines. His other credits include the international tour of Scooby Doo Live!, Rhonda Burchmore’s Vinyl Viagra tour, and television appearances on Channel Nine’s Mornings and Seven Network’s The Morning Show. Todd would like to thank the entire team at The Book of Mormon, his parents and family for their continued support.
Justin Lonesome (Swing). From Baltimore, MD. Jersey Boys First National and Pittsburgh CLO. He is truly excited to join the Book of Mormon family and tell this story. Huge thanks to my mother, brother, Shane and family for their continued support! Dreams come true!!
Mitchell began his training at Diane Blass School of Dance in Wollongong. He then furthered his training at Queensland University of Technology, completing an Associate Degree in Dance. Since graduating he has worked with Royal Caribbean and Tokyo Disneyland among other commercial work, as well as performing in Opera Australia’s productions of Turandot and The Pearl Fishers. Television credits include ABC’s Dance Academy and more recently as the Dance Captain in the telemovie Carlotta produced by Fremantle Media.
After making his musical theatre debut Wicked on London’s West End, Mitchell returned to Australia and again toured with the production. Mitchell was also Dance Captain in the Australian tour of A Chorus Line, Macavity in Cats in the Macau/Korea tour, Dance Captain in the Australian tour of Grease Is The Word and Resident Choreographer for its Singapore season. Most recently Mitchell was in the original Australian cast of Matilda.
Loredo started training at age of nine at Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts in Jamaica. He moved to New York to pursue further training, graduating with a Certificate in Dance & Performing Arts. Loredo understudied the role of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King for four years touring Australia, Shanghai, and London’s West End. In 2009 Loredo made it into the top 9 dancers on Channel 10’s, So You Think You Can Dance. Loredo then joined the cast of Chicago the musical, playing the Spirit of Bob Fosse and travelled to Singapore and Hong Kong. He performed in Hairspray the musical as an ensemble dancer and Seaweed understudy. Loredo toured with the Australian tour of Wicked the musical. From 2013 – 2016, he reprised his understudy role of Simba in Lion King for Disney once more. Loredo also owns a contemporary company LOcREaDO Dance Company which performs professionally around the world.
An original cast member of the Australian premiere in Melbourne, Morgan is thrilled to be rejoining the cast of The Book of Mormon as Elder Poptarts. Hailing from Perth, Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2015. Upon graduation he performed as a swing in the 2016 Australian tour of the hit Queen musical, We Will Rock You (GFO). Most recently, Morgan was chosen as a finalist in the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment.
Elenoa’s career began at 16 after being discovered at her Performing Arts High, for her professional debut in ‘Respect’ The Musical 2007. With a Sydney 2006 Cabaret Showcase win and a first show under her belt, her breath of experience has continued with a sellout cabaret show Chanteuse in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2009. Professional show credits include the lead role of Taylor McKessie in High School Musical The Musical (Disney), Dynamite Judine in Hairspray (Dainty Group), Judge/Sales Girl Legally Blonde (GFO) and roles in Fame (GFO), Ghost (Ambassador Theatre Group), Violet (Blue Saint Productions), Side Show (One Eyed Man Productions) and most recent Reno in Dusty (The Production Company). Elenoa has also ventured into the movie arena with a featured role as ‘Speak Easy’ dancer in The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhurmann 2013. Elenoa is excited to join The Book of Mormon cast and dedicates this performance to her family.
In 2014 Joshua graduated with a Diploma of Performing Arts from ED5 International under the direction of William A Forsythe. He then moved straight into Strictly Ballroom (Global Creatures) understudying the principal role of Scott Hastings and supporting roles of Wayne Burns and Nathan Starkey. Joshua was also fortunate enough to appear onstage alongside his inspiration Hugh Jackman in his acclaimed Broadway to Oz Australian Tour and most recently appeared in We Will Rock You for The Gordon Frost Organisation. Joshua’s other credits include roles in Home & Away, Dance Academy, television commercials for KFC, Telstra and SoyJoy and working as a session singer with Brian Mannix. On stage he performed alongside Wayne Scott Kermond in Candyman, revealed his true love of sci-fi in the Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular and played Johnno in John Williamson’s folk Musical Quambatook.
Tigist is incredibly excited to be making her professional debut in The Book of Mormon as she graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) this year. Her credits whilst at the VCA include Oh What a Lovely War, Mate! (Ensemble), Company (Marta) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix), while her concert performances include featured vocalist in Out from Under at Her Majesty’s Theatre, 2015 Green Room Awards ceremony and soloist Morning Melodies (2016/2017) at Hamer Hall. Prior to her VCA training, Tigist trained in Foundation Musical Theatre (APO Arts Academy, 2014) and completed an Advanced Diploma in Dance at APO that same year. Her other credits include The Abyssinian Contortionist creative development project (Adelaide Festival). Tigist is grateful to GFO and the VCA for the opportunity to perform her graduating showcase whilst joining the company of The Book of Mormon.
Kristopher Thompson-Bolden is super excited to be doing this amazing show again and in Sydney, Australia of all places!! He just spent the last three years traveling across the US in the First and Second National Tours of The Book of Mormon. His other credits include Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl, Dear World starring Tyne Daly, Anything Goes directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, Billy Elliot, The Color Purple starring Fantasia, and he also played CJ in the World Premiere of the musical The Nutty Professor directed by the late legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. Kristopher would like to thank his amazing mother Judieth and his friends and family for their undying love and support!
Teddy couldn’t be more thrilled to be continuing his Mormon adventures in Sydney, after joining The Book of Mormon family as a member of the original Melbourne company. With a Bachelor of Arts Theatre degree from Drury University, Teddy is a proud Kansas City native. Some of his favourite regional credits include Heathers: The Musical, The Brothers Size (Unicorn), The Island (KC Actors Theatre) and Lucky Stiff (Ozark Actors Theatre). Much love and thank you to friends, family, patrons and the extraordinary creative team of BOM for this incredible opportunity.