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Watch Gavin Creel discuss his career and the vitality of Broadway in new short film

Click below to watch the new documentary from the Broadway Collection featuring Sara Bareilles, Eva Noblezada, Jacqueline B. Arnold and Sammi Cannold.

A still from “A Broadway Documentary: Gavin Creel’s Path from Ohio to Tony Winner”

The Broadway Collection has released “A Broadway Documentary: Gavin Creel’s Path from Ohio to Tony Winner.” The documentary short film encompasses not only the Tony Award-winning actor’s career path, but also the origins of theater in New York City, the current state of Broadway and the industry’s impact on the city’s tourism.

The Broadway Collection is a division of the Shubert Organization, which owns and operates 17 of Broadway’s 41 venues. The Collection works to market Broadway shows to international and domestic visitors to New York City. The documentary is the first in a series of shorts that aims to highlight the importance of Broadway and its connection to the health of New York City.

“I am thrilled to announce our latest venture to bring the magic of Broadway to travelers around the world,” said Bob Hofmann, vice president of the Broadway Collection, said in a statement. “This is an exciting step for us, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow the Broadway Collection’s content for distribution in the future.”

Creel is a Tony winner for his featured turn in the 2017 revival of “Hello, Dolly!” He moved to New York City from Findlay, Ohio, in the late 1990s, and was soon cast in the 1998 national tour of “Fame.” His 2002 Main Stem debut in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” earned him his first Tony nomination. He received an additional nod for the 2009 revival of “Hair.”

“A Broadway Documentary: Gavin Creel’s Path from Ohio to Tony Winner” is directed by Emmy Award nominee Jonathan Theodore Baker, who grew up with Creel, having performed together in their Midwest hometown as well as during their time in the musical theater program at the University of Michigan.

“It’s quite special to be working together with my old buddy Gavin after all these years,” said Baker. “We did so many shows before our lives took different creative paths. It’s an honor to take what I do now as a filmmaker and help audiences get to know the talented performers who make Broadway the panicle of live entertainment anywhere in the world.”

The film offers a discussion of the state of the Broadway industry between Jacqueline Arnold, Tony nominee Sara Bareilles, Sammi Cannold and Tony nominee Eva Noblezada.

“A Broadway Documentary: Gavin Creel’s Path from Ohio to Tony Winner” is executive produced by the Broadway Collection and produced by Jonathan Theodore Baker.