Carmello Returns to Mamma Mia! Sept. 27

News   Carmello Returns to Mamma Mia! Sept. 27 Carolee Carmello, who received a Tony nomination last season for her performance in Lestat, returns to the New York company of Mamma Mia! Sept. 27, just a few weeks before the hit ABBA musical celebrates its fifth anniversary on Broadway.
Carolee Carmello returns to Mamma Mia!
Carolee Carmello returns to Mamma Mia! Photo by Joan Marcus

Carmello joins Olga Merediz as Rosie and Judy McLane as Tanya for her second stint as Donna Sheridan in the international hit musical, which turns five Oct. 18. The company also recently welcomed Pearce Bunting and Michael Mastro in the roles of, respectively, Bill Austin and Harry Bright. David McDonald stars as the third man in Donna’s life, Sam Carmichael.

Mamma Mia! also features Carey Anderson (Sophie Sheridan), Andy Kelso (Sky), Ben Gettinger (Pepper), Samantha Eggers (Lisa), Veronica J. Kuehn (Ali) and Raymond J. Lee (Eddie).

Carolee Carmello received a Tony nomination for her work in Lestat and a Drama Desk Award and a Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center’s Parade. She has also starred on Broadway in Mamma Mia!; Urinetown; Kiss Me, Kate; The Scarlet Pimpernel; 1776; City of Angels; and Falsettos. Carmello received an Obie Award for her work in the Off-Broadway musical Hello Again, and her other Off Broadway credits include Elegies, A Class Act, john and jen, Das Barbecü, I Can Get It for You Wholesale and The Vagina Monologues.

Mamma Mia! employs the hit songs of famed pop group ABBA to tell the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young girl who hopes to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, she brings three men from her mother Donna's past back to the Greek island they visited over two decades ago.

Mamma Mia! features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, a book by Catherine Johnson, direction by Phyllida Lloyd and choreography by Anthony Van Laast. The musical plays the Winter Garden Theatre, which is located in New York City at 1634 Broadway.

For more information visit www.mamma-mia.com.

Judy McLane, Carolee Carmello and Olga Merediz star in <i>Mamma Mia!</i>
Judy McLane, Carolee Carmello and Olga Merediz star in Mamma Mia! Photo by Joan Marcus