6660 Manasota Key Road
“Walk on Through” with Hermitage Fellow & Tony Award Winner Gavin Creel
Developed in partnership with a commission from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, NY
(Limor Tomer, Met LiveArts Producer & Hermitage National Curatorial Council)
Presented in partnership with leading Sarasota County theaters:
Florida Studio Theatre, The Players Centre, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Venice Theatre, and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
Friday, January 14, 5pm
The Hermitage Beach (Entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, Florida 34223)
Gavin Creel’s Hermitage Residency generously sponsored by Charlie Huisking.
Registration is required. $5 per person.
Tony and Olivier Award-winner Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!, The Book of Mormon, Hair) has a new passion project in development. Spurred by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to create a piece inspired by their vast collection, he has spent countless hours absorbing the sights, sounds, and lessons of this self-contained universe. The working result, Walk on Through, captures the sense of wonder and impossible connection museums offer to humanity. Be among the first to hear selections of this work in progress, performed by Hermitage Fellow Gavin Creel himself, as he continues this new journey of creation.
Gavin Creel received the 2017 Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius in the Broadway revival of Hello Dolly! starring Bette Midler. After making his Broadway debut in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which he received his first Tony nomination, Creel went on to star in the Broadway productions of Hair (second Tony nomination), La Cage Aux Folles, She Loves Me, The Book of Mormon, and Waitress. Gavin received an Olivier Award for his portrayal of Elder Price in the London premiere of The Book of Mormon and also appeared on the West End in Mary Poppins, Hair, and Waitress. On television, Creel can be seen in American Horror Story and alongside Julie Andrews in Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime. As a songwriter, he has released three original albums: GoodTimeNation, Quiet, and Get Out; he is currently writing an original musical piece entitled Walk on Through, inspired by a commission from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A native of Findlay, Ohio, Gavin is a proud graduate of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.