The Book of Mormon
Elder Cunningham, a disheveled young Mormon missionary with a gift for creative storytelling (make that lying) when explaining his faith to African villagers.
In addition to his theater work (including a Broadway debut performance in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Gad has served as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and was a regular on the short-lived Kelsey Grammer sitcom Back to You.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
—Astaire Award nomination for Outstanding Male Dancer
This is Gad’s first Tony Award nomination.
While in high school, Gad won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championship in Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory.
“[The Book of Mormon] is a master class in comedy. [Trey Parker and Matt Stone] know exactly what is funny probably better than 99.9% of the population.” —Gad in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/11