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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Andrew Rannells — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Andrew Rannells

Show:
The Book of Mormon

Role:
Elder Price, a practically perfect young Mormon missionary who gets his comeuppance when faced with the problems of people living in a poor African village.

Bio Brief:
Rannells gets his big break in The Book of Mormon after stints as a replacement in the Broadway musicals Hairspray (as Link Larkin) and Jersey Boys (as Bob Gaudio).

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance 

Tony History:
This is Rannells’ first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
Rannells has extensive experience as a voiceover artist, most notably in cartoons such as Sonic, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!

Quotable Quote:
“The most amazing thing about this cast is that it’s a group of actors who are aware of just how special this show is and how fortunate we are to be a part of it.” —Rannells in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/11

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical