Carolee Carmello May Join Broadway's Mamma Mia!

News   Carolee Carmello May Join Broadway's Mamma Mia! Broadway favorite Carolee Carmello, most recently on the New York stage in Urinetown, may be headed to the Winter Garden Theatre.
Carolee Carmello
Carolee Carmello

Carmello is currently in negotiations to join the New York company of Mamma Mia!, according to her spokesperson. Carmello would replace Dee Hoty as Donna Sheridan, the role created on Broadway by Tony nominee Louise Pitre.

Mamma Mia!, it seems, will undergo several cast changes this fall. Liz McCartney, who starred as Big Sue in the Broadway company of Taboo, will begin a stint as Rosie in the New York company of Mamma Mia! October 20. And, Judy McLane, who received a Drama Desk Award nomination this past season for her performance as Vienna in Off Broadway's Johnny Guitar, may also be joining the Mamma cast. A spokesperson for the actress confirmed that McLane is currently in negotiations to join the show as Tanya. She would also begin Oct. 20.

Carolee Carmello received a Drama Desk Award and a Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center’s Parade. She has also starred on Broadway in 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.

The cast of Mamma Mia! at the Winter Garden currently features Dee Hoty as Donna Sheridan, Jenny Fellner as Sophie Sheridan, Rebecca Kasper as Ali, Keisha T. Fraser as Lisa, Tamara Bernier as Tanya, Harriett D. Foy as Rosie, Joe Machota as Sky, Jason Weston as Pepper, Michael Benjamin Washington as Eddie, Michael Winther as Harry Bright, Adam LeFevre as Bill Austin, John Hillner as Sam Carmichael and Brent Black as Father Alexandrios.

Mamma Mia! plays the Winter Garden Theatre, which is located in New York City at 1634 Broadway. For tickets, call (212) 239-6262. Mamma Mia! is on the web at http://www.mamma mia.com.