By David Ng
6:42 PM EDT, June 25, 2012
"The Book of Mormon"has lined up its ensemble cast for its first national tour, which kicks off in Denver in August and comes to Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre in September.
Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham, the role of a Mormon missionary originated by Josh Gad on Broadway. He will appear alongside the previously announced Gavin Creel, who will play Elder Price, the role originated by Andrew Rannells.
Gertner is appearing in "Mormon's" Broadway production at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, having succeeded Gad, who left the show this month. (The actor was Gad's understudy on Broadway.)
Rounding out the touring cast will be Samantha Marie Ware as Nabulungi, the role that won Nikki M. James a Tony on Broadway; Grey Henson as Elder McKinley, played on Broadway by Rory O'Malley; and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi, played by Michael Potts on Broadway.
Creek starred in the original Broadway cast of the 2009 revivial of "Hair."
The tour is set to run at the Pantages for a 12-week engagement from Sept. 5 to Nov. 25.
A second national tour of "Mormon" will start in Chicago in December, with a different cast that hasn't been announced.