Local actor gets shot on Broadway; Garnick lands lead role in Tony Award winner
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Creed Garnick will make his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Garnick had been the understudy to Billy Magnussen (Spike), who plays Sigourney Weaver’s boy toy interest in the hit play. Garnick has been with the production since it debuted on off-Broadway last November. After rave reviews in New Jersey, the play opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on March 5, 2013.
The production has been extended twice since its scheduled close at the end of June. It is currently slated to run through August. A fall tour show is anticipated after that.
Despite strong reviews, both Magnussen and Weaver are departing. Magnussen is off to replace Jake Gyllenhaal in the big screen adaptation of Into the Woods, according to industry rumors. Weaver’s last performance was July 28. She’s been replaced by Julie White (Grace Under Fire). The show also stars Davis Hyde Pierce, of NBC’s Frasier fame, as Vanya.
Spike is the only performer without star billing in the play, written by Christopher Durang. Garnick steps into the role on August 6. He is the eldest son of Vicki and the late-Cameron Garnick. The family operates Triangle C dude ranch and the Jackson Hole Playhouse. Creed began his theatre career at the local playhouse as have his siblings. He is a 2009 graduate of Juilliard’s Drama Division.