Book of Mormon London Cast Update

July 12, 2016-The Prince of Wales Theatre


KJ HIPPENSTEEL(ELDER PRICE)kj-hippensteel Book of Mormon London at

Training: BFA in Acting from Wright State University.Theatre includes: The Book of Mormon (Broadway), Wicked (US Tour), 9 to 5: The Musical (US Tour) and The Wedding Singer (US Tour). Regional credits include: Link in Hairspray, Matthew in Altar Boyz, Chad in All Shook Up and Mark in Rent.Film includes: Snuggle Buddies, Sitting on Babies and Guiding Light. KJ is thrilled to be here in London making his West End debut and is endlessly grateful to the entire Book of Mormon team for this amazing opportunity. Much love to his Mom, Dad, Joseph, Kyle, his wife Brooke, and beautiful son, Huck. Also Coby. Coby is his dog.


Training: University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.Theatre includes: on Broadway, Lend Me a Tenor directed by Stanley Tucci, Finian’s Rainbow, Grease and All Shook Up. He’s also performed in US National Tours and regionally throughout the US.Recordings include: The Book of Mormon and Grease. Brian is elated and honoured to join this company and make his West End debut after performing as an original cast member in The Book of Mormon on Broadway. Brian would like to thank the entire Mormon family for its continued support and this incredible opportunity. Love to Jeff, Mom, Dad and his beautiful wife and daughter, Jenny and Nora.

 ALEXANDRA NCUBE (NABULUNGI)alexandra-ncube-london-book-of-mormon-theatregold

Theatre includes: The Book of Mormon (US Tour), Rent and Spring Awakening (US Regional).

Alexandra Ncube is positively delighted to be joining the West End cast! Gratitude to my tribe 
and loving husband, Sean, for your unconditional love and support.



Training: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal Academy of Music, London.Theatre includes: Olivier Award-winning performance as Elder McKinley in the Original London Cast of The Book of Mormon, Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward, Original London Cast, 2009 WhatsOnStage Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Casey O’Brien in Boy Meets Boy (Jermyn Street), Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde (Savoy and Ireland), Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (Jermyn Street), Adam in Imagine This (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), John in Tomorrow Morning (New End), Nick Piazza in Fame (Aldwych), George in the new musical Ha’penny Bridge (The Point, Dublin), Harry in When Harry Met Barry (West End showcase), Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro (Drill Hall), Boy George in Taboo (Leicester Square and UK Tour), soloist in An Enchanted Evening (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and principal vocalist in Christopher Benstead’s Carmen (national premiere, Scottish Ballet).Film includes:Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd.Television includes: Call the Midwife.Radio includes: Elaine Paige on Sunday.Recordings include: Jersey Boys, Tomorrow Morning and Ha’penny Bridge.


Theatre includes: Richie in A Chorus Line (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The Rum Rum Tugger in Cats (New London), The Snake in Children of Eden (Prince Edward), John in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Fosse (Prince of Wales), Tito Suarez in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych) and, most recently, Bill Devaney in The Bodyguard (Adelphi). Also, Four-Eyed Moe inFive Guys Named Moe (Original London Cast, 1991-95, Lyric), Pooh-Bah in Hot Mikado (Queen’s), David in I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (UK Tour), Dr. Brodsby in A Clockwork Orange (Theatre Royal, Stratford East) and Mr Magic in My One and Only (Piccadilly).Film includes: Can’t Stop The Music and The Stud.Television includes: Reverend Rudkin in Judge John Deed, Keith Strachen in Casualty, Mr Garrett in Torchwood, Mr Sankofa in Hollyoaks, Mr Albany in Doctors and David in Mosley.Radio includes: presenting Junior Dance and the BBC Schools Music programme Time Tune.Other work includes: Richard’s career began with Dougie Squires’s Second Generation which involved television and live performances throughout the UK, after which he joined Arlene Phillips’s Hot Gossip. 


Theatre includes: ensemble and Fight Captain in Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre  Original London Cast), Scab/Posh Dad in Billy Elliott (Victoria Palace), ensemble and understudy Emile in South Pacific (UK Tour), The Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour), Munkustrap in Cats (UK & European Tour), Frank ‘n’ Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Captain Tempest in Return to the Forbidden Planet (Theatre Royal Lincoln), Teddy and understudy Jerry in The Full Monty (UK Tour), Something About You (Jermyn Street Theatre), Arthur in Peggy Sue Got Married (Plymouth Theatre Royal and Shaftesbury Theatre), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Theatre Clywd Mold), principal role of Jack Duval in the original UK tour of Oh! What a Night (Opera House, Blackpool, Hammersmith Apollo and Manchester Opera House), Bob in Dream Dragons (Glyndebourne Opera Company) and Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour).Television includes: Olivier Awards, This Morning and Give Your Mate a Break.


Theatre includes: Albion (Bush), I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium), All My Sons (Talawa/Royal Exchange), The Amen Corner(NT), The Harder They Come (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Wah Wah Girls! (Sadler’s Wells), Shrek the Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Avenue Q (Gielgud, Noel Coward and Wyndham’s), Lost in the Stars (Royal Festival Hall), Come Dancing (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Jerry Springer the Opera (NT), The Bomb-itty of Errors (New Ambassadors), Rent(Prince of Wales), Five Guys Named Moe (UK Tour), The Enchanted Pig (Young Vic), Lautrec (Shaftesbury), Twelfth Night, Our Country’s Good, The Tempest and Treasure Island (Nuffield, Southampton), Poison (Tricycle), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Anyone Can Whistle (St. David’s Hall), The Tempest (Galleon) and House and a Baby, Please (King’s Head).Film includes: Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Still Crazy, Did You Get the Bag?, Fish Out of Waterand Rivers of Blood.Television includes: Sherlock, Small Island, My Family, After You’ve Gone, No Heroics, Moonmonkeys, The Bill, House Party, From Bard to Verse and Rio Ferdinand’s World Cup Nightmares.Recordings includes: Jerry Springer the Opera and Lost in the Stars.


Training: London School of Musical Theatre.Theatre includes: swing and understudy Shenzi in The Lion King (UK and International Tour), Sue, Caroler and Soloist inRent (Greenwich Theatre), Essie in Parade (Southwark Playhouse) and Townsperson in The Human Comedy (Young Vic).Film includes: Joyce’s Sister in Dreams of a Life.Television includes: Cop School and Halifax and Nokia commercials. Kelly is a member of The West End Gospel Choir and has performed at the WhatsOnStage Awards, Regent Street Christmas lights event and West End Live. She also sang backing vocals for ITV’s Superstar.Kelly is delighted to be making her West End debut in The Book of Mormon.

Philip Catchpole – Ensemble
Christopher Copeland – Swing
Brendan Cull – Emsemble
Joseph Davenport – Emsemble
Jonathan Dudley – Ensemble
Harry Francis – Ensemble
Lydia Fraser – Ensemble
Tyrone Huntley – Ensemble
Reece Kerridge – Ensemble
Alex Lodge – Swing
Joshua Lovell – Swing
Nicholas MClean – Ensemble
David McMullan – Swing/Dance Captain
Tania Mathurin – Ensemble
Brianna Ogunbawo – Swing
David O’Reilly – Stand By Elder Cunningham
Oliver Ormson – Swing
Sean Parkins – Swing/Asst Dance Captain
Stephen Rolley – Ensemble
Jacade Simpson – Ensemble
Rhys Taylor – Stand by Elder Cunningham
Kayi Ushe – Ensemble
Ellena Vincent – Ensemble
Rodney Vubya – Ensemble
T’Shan Williams – Ensemble
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