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He's A Very Nice Prince! Gavin Creel Sings 7 Songs By Sondheim Ahead of Encores! Into The Woods

March 24th, 2022 by

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He's A Very Nice Prince! Gavin Creel Sings 7 Songs By Sondh…

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He originated the role of Hollis in the Stephen Sondheim musical bounce (aka Wise Guys, Gold! and Road Show in Chicago and D.C.) and now Tony and Oliver Award winner Gavin Creel is performing in a Stephen Sondheim musical in New York City.

Gavin Creel joins the starry cast of Encores! Into The Woods this May 4 - 15 at New York City Center playing the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince.

Joining Gavin as Cinderella is the newly announced Denée Benton (taking over for previously announced Ashley Park), Annie Golden (Cinderella's Mother, Grandmother, Giant's Wife), Ann Harada (Jack's Mother), Tiffany Denise Hobbs (Lucinda), Brooke Ishibashi (Florinda), Kennedy Kanagawa (Milky White), David Patrick Kelly (Narrator, Mysterious Man), Lauren Mitchell (Cinderella's Stepmother) and David Turner (Steward).

The cast also includes Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Christian Borle as the Baker, Jordan Donica as Rapunzel’s Prince, Heather Headley as the Witch, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Shereen Pimentel as Rapunzel, and Cole Thompson as Jack.

In recent years, Gavin has shined so bright in dazzling Broadway revivals as Claude in Hair, Kodaly in She Loves Me Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles and his Tony winning role as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!. While he has performed composer Stephen Sondheim's work in concerts, benefits, out of town in bounce and even the small screen in Eloise at Christmastime, this limited run revival will be his first Sondheim musical in New York and he will be reunited with his former Waitress co-star on Broadway and the West End, Sara Bareilles.

As we count the days until May 4th, let's have a look at Gavin performing tunes from some of Sondheim's great musical catalog. Catch Into The Woods this May at New York City Center for two weeks only!


"Another Hundred People" (Company)


"Something's Coming" (West Side Story)


"What Can You Lose" (Dick Tracy)


"Together, Wherever We Go" ([6:49 in] Gypsy)


"Sunday" (Sunday in the Park with George)


"Talent" (Bounce)


"You Gotta Get a Gimmick" (Gypsy)