Mamma Mia!: new principal cast from 4 Jun 2012




The Abba inspired musical Mamma Mia!, playing at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, will welcome new principals Christy Altomare, Lauren Cohn, Daniel Cooney, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar, Graham Rowat and Zak Resnick who will join Judy McLane as 'Donna Sheridan' from 4 Jun 2012.

As previously announced, after playing the role of 'Tanya' for the past seven years, Judy McLane ('Chess,' 'Kiss of the Spiderwoman') will assume the starring role of 'Donna Sheridan,' the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter’s wedding.

Felicia Finley ('The Wedding Singer,' T'he Life') and Lauren Cohn '(The Drowsy Chaperone' tour) will star as 'Tanya' and 'Rosie,' Donna’s best friends and former back-up band known as “Donna and the Dynamos” who reunite on a Greek island for the wedding of Donna’s daughter, 'Sophie.'

Broadway veterans Aaron Lazar ('A Little Night Music,' 'Les Misérables'), Daniel Cooney ('9 to 5,' 'Bonnie & Clyde') and Graham Rowat ('Guys and Dolls,' 'The Blue Flower') will star as 'Sam Carmichael,' 'Bill Austin' and 'Harry Bright,' the trio of men from Donna’s past who are Sophie’s three possible dads.

Christy Altomare and Zak Resnick will both make their Broadway debuts opposite each other as bride-to-be 'Sophie Sheridan' and her fiancé 'Sky.'

Jacob Pinion continues as Sky’s sidekick “Pepper.” Mamma Mia! also features Halle Morse as 'Lisa' and Traci Victoria as 'Ali,' Sophie’s best friends, and Andrew Chappelle as 'Eddie.'

Mamma Mia!, now in its 10th year, and currently the 10th longest running show in Broadway history, opened at Winter Garden on 18 Oct 2001, following previews from 5 Oct 2001.

Mamma Mia! is inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, Tony Award nominated writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago.

Songs including “Dancing Queen”; “The Winner Takes It All”; “Money, Money, Money” and “Take A Chance on Me” are all featured.

Mamma Mia! currently features Lisa Brescia (Donna Sheridan), John Hemphill (Sam Carmichael), Jennifer Perry (Rosie), Judy McLane (Tanya), Liana Hunt (Sophie Sheridan), Jordan Dean (Sky), Halle Mores (Lisa), Traci Victoria (Ali), Jacob Pinion (Pepper), David Beach (Harry Bright) and Patrick Boll (Bill Austin).

Mamma Mia! has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with book by Catherine Johnson.

The musical is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, set design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

The show is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal.

Felicia FinleyAaron Lazar