Meet the 2017 Tony Awards Nominees: Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Best Featured Actor in a Musical 2017 Tony Award Nominees

The Best Featured Actor in Musical category is filled with some brilliant performances of classic, contemporary, and new musical theatre roles. Before the Tony Award winner is announced on June 11th, get to know these remarkable gentleman!


Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Gavin Creel  Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Meet Gavin Creel

Hello Dolly!

Hometown: Findlay, Ohio


Training: University of Michigan (BFA Musical Theatre)


Big Break: Four years after graduating from University of Michigan, Gavin landed the star-making role of Jimmy Smith in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2002), earning his first Tony Award nomination. He also starred in “Hair” (2009; 2nd Tony nomination), “The Book of Mormon” (2015), and “She Loves Me” (2016).


Fun Fact: He played Melchior in the original workshop production of “Spring Awakening” in 2001 before the role went to Jonathan Groff.


Mike Faist  Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Meet Mike Faist

Dear Evan Hansen

Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio


Training: AMDA (2 semesters)


Big Break: You may recognize Mike from the original Broadway cast of "Newsies" (2012).


Fun Fact: After leaving AMDA, he sold tickets on the street for Off Broadway shows.