Look Back to Mario Lopez’s Broadway Debut in A Chorus Line

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The television star and on-air personality made his Broadway debut as Zach April 15, 2008.
Mario Lopez and cast of <i>A Chorus Line</i>
Mario Lopez and cast of A Chorus Line Paul Kolnik

Proving that he's a singular sensation, Saved by the Bell star and on-camera personality Mario Lopez made his Broadway debut in A Chorus Line April 15, 2008.

Joining the hit revival as Zach, Lopez succeeded Michael Berresse, who originated the role in the Broadway revival.

"Every actor dreams about appearing on a Broadway stage," Lopez said in a statement at the time. "I have as well, and have been searching for the right time and opportunity. A Chorus Line is a legendary musical and I am so honored to have been chosen to join the amazing cast and be a part of the Broadway family."

The Broadway cast at the time of Lopez's arrival included Nick Adams (Larry), Tommy Berklund (Greg), Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte d'Amboise (Cassie), Dena Digiacinto (Bebe), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), Bryan Knowlton (Paul), James T. Lane (Richie), Melissa Lone (Maggie), J. Elaine Marcos (Connie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy), Jason Patrick Sands (Don), Jeffrey Schecter (Mike), Will Taylor (Bobby), Katherine Tokarz (Kristine), and Kevin Worley (Al), as well as Todd Anderson, Michelle Aravena, Mike Cannon, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joey Dudding, Jenifer Foote, Lyndy Franklin, Nadine Isenegger, Jessica Lea Patty, Grant Turner, and Deone Zanotto.

A Chorus Line was directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian, conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, with the original choreography re-staged by Baayork Lee. A Chorus Line was produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.

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