Gavin Creel

Prepare to be swept off your feet by an unforgettable evening of entertainment as Broadway sensation Gavin Creel takes the stage at Hunters Nightclub, 2232 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, on Monday, September 18th. Since the first show sold out so quickly, they recently added a second show at 9:30pm. Tickets start at $29.

Creel’s name is synonymous with theatrical excellence, having garnered widespread acclaim for his Tony Award-winning performances on Broadway and his dynamic contributions to the entertainment industry. With a career spanning stage, film, and television, Creel’s remarkable talent and undeniable stage presence have made him a household name and an inspiration to countless aspiring artists.

Fans and patrons of Hunter’s Nightclub are in for a treat as Gavin Creel graces the stage with his magnetic energy and powerful vocals. Known for his exceptional performances in iconic Broadway productions such as “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Hair,” Creel’s live show promises to be a unique blend of show-stopping musical numbers and heartfelt moments. This one-night-only performance will showcase Creel’s remarkable talent and undeniable charisma in an intimate setting.

Presented by HarmonyWaves, dedicated to harnessing the transformative power of music to bridge divides, foster connections and cultivate unity among diverse communities, this exclusive performance promises to be a night of music, charisma, and theatrical brilliance.

It was a pleasure to sit down with Gavin for this exclusive Hotspots interview just days before his performance.

Were you always a performer, even as a child, or when did you catch the bug?

I am the third of 3 children, and my two sisters are basketball players, and I am afraid of sports so I had to perform if I wanted any attention. I have had a really lucky run by ultimately being a showoff.

What was your first paid gig, and how much did you get paid?

I was a singing waiter on the “Spirit of Chicago” on Lake Michigan’s coast. I wore a gold lame vest. I don’t remember how much I got paid. That was also the summer I had my first drink.

At what point did you realize entertaining would be your career?

I went to music and dance school, so my intention was to do it, and I just followed the flow, and I was lucky to keep getting work. So there really was never a moment, I just kept working.

You have done stage, television, and film is there one you like better?

I love TV and film, but I am a theater baby all the way!

Do you remember how it felt when you won your Tony Award for “Hello Dolly?” 

Yeah, it was a special night because 15 years prior I was in my first Broadway show and Sutton Foster won a Tony and then that night she presented me with my Tony, so it was amazing for me.

Getting nominated is a win and I have been lucky 3 times now. However, getting the trophy is nice. It’s the most beautiful acknowledgement from the community I had dreamt of being a part of.

Since you are an out and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, our readers want to know are you single or taken?

It’s the one thing I choose not to talk about…I like to keep that part of my life my business.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Lanky, passionate, and creative

What do you do for fun?

I like hanging out with friends. As a matter of fact, I just came from singing at The Perelman Performing Arts Center, which is the new performing arts center at Ground Zero. Right afterwards I went to just hang out with my 2 best friends and talked about our feelings.

Is there something we would be surprised to know about you?

I am a bit of a proud slut, and I like sex positivity. I am over the puritanical choke and slut-shaming. I love sex and I think everybody does so lets just enjoy it.

What should our readers expect from your performances at Hunters?

My Music director is one of my dearest friends, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and we make it our goal no matter how big the venue is to make you feel like you are in your living room. Mary has been the music director for a million shows and she and I work so well together. I promise it will be a chill joyful concert.

Is there something I didn’t ask you that you want to talk about?

I am very excited about my new musical “Walk on through: Confessions of a Museum Novice” which will be premiering at MCC Theater on Nov 13. We are hoping to take it to Broadway after that. It’s an exploration of life and love.

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