Blake has been with The Book of Mormon since the Australian company debuted in Melbourne in 2017. Blake’s recent 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). His 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 Dirty Dancing (Jacobsen Entertainment).
In 2018 Blake produced and performed his solo show and released his Debut EP Blake Bowden: Straight From The Hart featuring the reimagined songs of Rodgers and Hart (Noosa Alive!). Blake has also appeared in concert with The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (RUG), 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 cabaret Mario (Adelaide Cabaret Festival/Hayes Theatre/Canberra Theatre/Noosa Alive!). His 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 received the Gertrude Johnson Fellowship at The Opera Studio Melbourne. Blake would like to thank his family and his partner for their unwavering support; also his agent Michael Montgomery and all his team at Morrissey Management.
Nyk is pumped to be here in Australia! Originally hailing from Winnipeg, Canada, he 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 like Hawaiian shirts, cats, saying “rad”, Harmontown, Law & Order SVU, cured meats, pressing buttons, receiving texts, the last bite of an ice cream cone, the first bite of a slice of za, gas pipe shelving, hockey (on ice), slow dancing, luxury goods, 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). Love to Zoe, Mom and Dad, Zac and Bryn, Ginny, my family, my BOM family, and all my Sweet Pals.
Tigist is incredibly excited to be playing the role of Nabulungi across Australia after performing the role in the Sydney company of The Book of Mormon! Shortly after graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) in 2017, Tigist made her professional debut in the Melbourne company of The Book of Mormon as a swing and is so grateful for that experience and opportunity to kickstart her career. 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 professional credits include featured vocalist at Out from Under (Her Majesty’s Theatre), 2015 Green Room Awards (Comedy Theatre), soloist at Morning Melodies (Hamer Hall) and The Abyssinian Contortionist creative development project (Adelaide Festival). Tigist is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
Like a boomerang in Oz, Tyson is ecstatic to be returning down under, having performed in the Melbourne production of The Book of Mormon in 2017. A Bronx, New York City native, Tyson made his Broadway debut as an original cast member of The Book of Mormon, and performed on the Grammy Award winning soundtrack album. His other credits include The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Camelot, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act. A proud CODA (child of Deaf adults), Tyson is also an American Sign Language interpreter who holds a master’s degree from Harvard University. Thanks to Anne Garefino, the BOM family and FireStarter Entertainment. 1111.
Joel Granger most recently appeared in the Hayes Theatre Company Productions of Cry-Baby as Baldwin Blandish, and She Loves Me as Arpad, for which he was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award. His other theatre credits include the roles of Daniel Brady in the 60th Anniversary Gala Concert of Lola Montez for The Follies Company, Harry Beaton in The Production Company’s Brigadoon, Zacky Price in Big Fish the Musical, Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd for New Zealand Opera, Warren in Ordinary Days for Pursued by Bear, for which he was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Lead Male in a Musical, Tom in The Gathering for Vic Theatre Company, Harold Bride in Titanic: The Musical for StageArt, and Bernstein in Dogfight for Doorstep Arts. Joel’s television credits include the role of Jack in Channel Nine’s True Story with Hamish and Andy and the role of Mark in Please Like Me for ABC/Pivot. Joel was also a 2018 finalist for the Rob Guest Endowment. He is a 2015 graduate of the WAAPA Music Theatre course, where he was featured as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde: The Musical, Japheth in Children of Eden, Glad Hand in West Side Story and Theo in Matthew Lee Robinson’s Atlantis. Joel would like to thank his family, friends and the team at Marquee Management for their continual love and support.
(Missionary Training Centre Voice/Price’s Dad/Joseph Smith/Mission President)
Mike is thrilled to join the Australian company of The Book of Mormon, having played both the First National tour and the Broadway companies in the US. A graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, IA, Mike performed in Minneapolis MN for several years. With the Tony-winning company Theatre de la Jeune Lune, he appeared in Germinal and Peleas and Melisande. With 10,000 Things Theater he played Lloyd in MUD and Astolfo in Life’s A Dream. For three years he was a company member with Danny Buraczeski’s Jazzdance, performing at Jacob’s Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, and the Joyce Theater in New York City. He also performed at the Ordway Theater, Chanhassen Theater and MN Opera.
In 2000, Mike toured the United States with Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth. As the Ringmaster, he played to thousands of circus fans around the country and rode an elephant through the Queens Midtown Tunnel to Madison Square Garden. He also lived on a train.
Mike’s additional Broadway credits include Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Ragtime, Grease, The Apple Tree and The Producers, while Off-Broadway, he played in the 2019 Drama Desk winner All Is Calm. Other notable New York City credits include Grey Gardens at Playwright’s Horizons, the Scottish King in MacBeth, Tremouille in Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater, andBernstein’s Mass with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. This February, he appeared opposite Michael C. Hall in the one-day-only event Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, written by Will Eno with direction by Sarah Benson.
His regional theatre credits include Emile de Becque in South Pacific, Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Fred/Petruchio inKiss Me Kate, Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, Don in First Wives Club, Jekyll & Hyde and Bill in Mamma Mia.
On television, Mike recently recurred on Law & Order: SVU and has appeared in Madam Secretary, Deadbeat, Time After Time, Blindspot, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Delocated. He also played in After Forever, which won five Daytime Emmy Awards this year. In September, he returns for season two. His film credits range from Renee Zellweger’s husband in Sarah Jessica Parker’s film Here and Now to Richard LeMay’s Blood Bound, with Eden Brolin. He also appears in the films Big Words and The Producers.
Mike is married to filmmaker Richard LeMay and calls Manhattan’s Upper West Side home. He’s mad for his mutt, Bodie. He also volunteers for The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort, a non-profit organization that trains people to provide company for individuals facing the end of life alone. If he wasn’t acting, he’d be cooking somewhere or blissing out in a yoga class. Thanks again to my Australian hosts for having me in this brilliant show!
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)
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, Upgrade, 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-Brown. 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, and the Lord Mayors Carols in the Park in Brisbane in 2014. Steve has performed the National Anthem at multiple sporting events including the Australia vs England Rugby at AAMI Park in 2016, the State of Origin at ANZ Stadium, the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney, Australia vs England Cricket at the SCG, the Newcastle V8 Supercars and the Adelaide Cup. Steve would like to thank his family, friends and wife Elisha for their unwavering support, also his agent Michael Montgomery and all the team at Morrissey Management.
(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.
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.
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!
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!
Jarred is beyond joyful to be here making his Australian debut! He feels honoured to be given the opportunity to be a part of such a renowned show. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he is so excited to experience and explore everything Australia has to offer. Jarred’s US tour credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rent, while his US Regional credits include Memphis and Anne of Green Gables. He also performed in the Asian tour of Sister Act. Jarred’s favourite colour is green, his favourite snack are Cheezits and his favourite animal is in fact the Kangaroo. Love and thanks to the entire BOM family, SW Artists, my friends, Mom and of course to the big man upstairs.
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 , Hero and Companion (Glorious Thing), the 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) and the title role in Antigone in London’s East End (Woodhouse Players). On 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 psychologist working towards a Clinical PhD, one clawing step at a time. She thanks her husband Liam and dog Puck for all their 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.
Zenya is beyond excited to be joining The Book of Mormon family. In the past year Zenya played the role of Sally Perks in Puffs the Play, as well as the role of Joanne in Rent and Rory/Sister Chantelle understudy in StageArt’s production of Bare. Her other shows with StageArt include the role of Squeak in The Color Purple, Lorrell in the Australian Premiere of Dreamgirls, and Chrissy in Hair: The Victorian tour and Hair: Summer of Love. Zenya was honoured to perform alongside StageArt’s Dreamgirl’s cast with Hugh Jackman at his Red Ball. Her other productions include Origin Theatrical’s Connected The Musical, Pygmalion with Lyric Opera, Chunky Move’s It Sounds Silly, Tivoli Theatre Pantomimes’ production of Pinocchio and was invited to sing in the last show of P&O’s The Very Last Night Show. Zenya also played the role of Bec Simmons in Neighbours and appeared in guest roles on Playing for Keeps and ABC’s upcoming The InBESTigators. Zenya would like to thank her family, friends and agents for their ongoing support. Zenya is a proud member of MEAA.
Ayla is beyond happy to be joining The Book of Mormon family in her overseas debut! Originally from New York, she is excited to perform and travel to another new place. Ayla has studied music at University College Cork and Goldsmiths, University of London. She spent the last ten months traveling North America in Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support, Cynthia and Danny George, and the entire Growing Studio family.
Originally from Perth, Jacob graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2015, after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. Upon graduation he performed in the original Australian production of Song Contest, The Almost Eurovision Experience, written and directed by Glynn Nicholas, and shortly after joined the most recent Australian tour of Avenue Q (PrinceMoo Productions). For the past year Jacob has been touring internationally with Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol Live (LifeLike Touring) as Ryder, whilst also performing on cruise ships and around Australia with Boys in The Band (SMA Productions). During his time at WAAPA, Jacob played the roles of Noah in Children of Eden, Grandmaster Chad/Carlos in Legally Blonde, and most notably Bobby Strong in Urinetown.
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!
Trevon Davis is honoured to make his Australian debut with The Book of Mormon! His previous credits include The Book of Mormon and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway, the US National tour of The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theater, Soul: The Stax Musical at Baltimore Center Stage, and Five Guys Named Moe and The Devil You Know in Los Angeles. Trevon’s film and television credits include CBS Diversity Showcase, the BET Webseries The Last One, BET’s Sunday Best, and MTV’s Making The Band 4. “Ma Ha Nei Bu, Eebowai” for family, friends and the gift of music and storytelling.
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.
Joel is originally from New Zealand where he trained extensively at Norris Studios. He started his professional career in the ensemble of Starlight Express (Stetson Group). His Australian debut was in the cast of Hairspray (Dainty Group) as an onstage swing/Seaweed understudy, and was then seen performing in A Chorus Line (TML) as ensemble/Richie, Paul/Larry understudy. From 2016 to 2018 Joel has been touring with Disney’s Aladdin as ensemble/Prince Abdullah. Joel’s television credits include Mr & Mrs Murder (Fremantle Media) as Jimi Hendrix, and Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz Network) as Marcus. Joel is thrilled to join the cast of The Book of Mormon and would like to give thanks and appreciation to his Mum Lisa and his partner Amy for their endless love and support. His performances are in loving memory of his Mum/mentor Kristie Krekow aka Ning. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you, my deepest gratitude.
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.
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 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 he made it into the top nine dancers on Channel 10’s So You Think You Can Dance. Loredo then joined the cast of the musical Chicago, travelling to Singapore and Hong Kong. He performed in Hairspray as an ensemble dancer and Seaweed understudy, and toured with the Australian production of Wicked. Loredo has performed with The Production Company in shows such as Mame, Follies and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. From 2013-16, he reprised his role in The Lion King as Dance/Fight Captain and understudy for Simba and Banzai. Loredo also owns the contemporary company LOcREaDO Dance Company, which performs professionally around the world and as director has choreographed over 12 professional dance shows in Australia and China. Loredo recently started his new Corporate Company, The Combination.
Jordan Leigh McCaskill
Jordan is from New Jersey and is feeling incredibly humbled and blessed to be making her Australian debut in The Book of Mormon. Favourite roles include Medda in Newsies (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre), Marta in Company (Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol) and Mavis in the workshop of We Are Here (SpiegelWorld). All thanks go to God, her parents, family, and the best friends a girl could have. Jordan recently graduate from Shenandoah Conservatory.
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.
Ayla is very grateful to be joining the Australian tour of The Book of Mormon! Most recently, she performed as a swing with The Book of Mormon on Broadway and The Book of Mormon US National tour. The Detroit native singer-songwriter is best known for Motown the Musical third national tour (Edna Anderson) and American Idol. Ayla is an alumni of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York.
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!
Since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2014, Patrick has appeared in the Cats 2015/16 Australian and New Zealand tour as Coricopat, also performing Munkustrap, Alonzo and Pouncival. He appeared in Georgy Girl: The Seekers Musical as M.C. (U/s Bruce Woodley) and in Matilda the Musical for the Australian and New Zealand tour as ensemble (u/s Magnus/Escapologist/Balloon Man and Sergei). Most recently, Patrick was seen in the 10th Anniversary tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He has also performed alongside acts such as Hugh Jackman and The Veronicas.
Alex is so excited to be saving the souls of the fine people of Australia through baptism with the Book of Mormon cast! His credits include Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company), Pirates of Penzance (Empire Theatre), Grease The Arena Experience (Harvest Rain), [title of show] (Understudy Productions), Dogfight (Doorstep Arts), Carrie the Musical (Wax Lyrical), Once Upon a Time (QPAC) and The Little Mermaid Tale (Pen2Stage). Alex graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Music Theatre) in 2015. In 2010 Alex took a break from music theatre to play in pop band Streamer Bendy, which achieved great Australian and international radio play and acclaim. He also founded the independent musical theatre company Understudy Productions which produced the sold-out and Matilda Award-nominated Boys of Sondheim, as well as the recent hit season of Sweet Charity at Brisbane Powerhouse.