'Book of Mormon' actor learned from the best: Omaha's Andrew Rannells

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:00 am

When Nic Rouleau first heard of “The Book of Mormon” in 2009, he was a student at New York University. The show, about a couple of mismatched missionaries sent to poverty-stricken Uganda, was still in workshop.

Two years later, the smash-hit adult musical opened to rave reviews and won nine Tonys. Rouleau heard they needed a standby for the role of perky perfectionist Elder Price — a role that earned Omaha native Andrew Rannells a lead-actor Tony nomination. Rouleau auditioned in June 2011 and snagged an Equity card as a professional actor when he got the standby job. He was 24.

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