Judy Craymer, creator and producer of Mamma Mia!, the ultimate feel-good show based on the songs of ABBA, is thrilled to announce the cast for the upcoming 25th Anniversary North American Tour.
Leading the tour as Donna Sheridan is Christine Sherrill who last enjoyed the role of Donna during her residency with the Las Vegas company of MAMMA MIA! She will be joined by rising star Alisa Melendez as Sophie Sheridan, who was recently seen on Broadway in Almost Famous.
Joining Sherrill and Melendez are MAMMA MIA! alumni, Carly Sakolove as Rosie and Victor Wallace as Sam Carmichael. Principal casting also includes Jalynn Steele as Tanya, Rob Marnell as Harry Bright, Jim Newman as Bill Austin, and Grant Reynolds as Sky.
Rounding out the cast is Louis Griffin, Patrick Park, L’Oréal Roaché, Haley Wright, Gabe Amato, Adia Olanethia Bell, Xavi Soto Burgos, Emily Croft, Madison Deadman, Jordan De Leon, Nico DiPrimio, Patrick Dunn, Stephanie Genito, Tassy Kirbas, Danny Lopez-Alicea, Makoa, Faith Northcutt, Jasmine Overbaugh, Gray Phillips, Blake Price, Dorian Quinn, and Amy Weaver.
The celebrated and beloved musical will open with The Denver Center for Performing Arts this October before continuing on to play 35+ cities across North America. Full list of cities can be found at www.mammamiathetour.com.
Since premiering in London in 1999 and on Broadway in 2001, the irresistible musical has captured the hearts of millions around the globe. The sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads on a Greek island paradise, all unfolding to the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, has now been seen live on stage by 65 million people across the world and turned into two record-breaking movies – MAMMA MIA! The Movie and MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again.
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
CHRISTINE SHERRILL (Donna Sheridan) last enjoyed the role of Donna during her residency with the Las Vegas company of MAMMA MIA! Other national credits include Kiss me Kate (Kate); Next to Normal (Diana); Guys and Dolls (Adelaide); Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond) which earned her the Joseph Jefferson award. TV/Film/Video: “FBI most Wanted,” “Prophet,” “Red Dead Redemption,” “Landline.”
ALISA MELENDEZ (Sophie Sheridan) Is honored and overjoyed to be your mamma mija Sophie! Broadway: Almost Famous (u/s Penny Lane, Swing). Regional: Rent (Mimi Marquez, Paper Mill), Almost Famous (Old Globe). Pace MT. Thank you Justin, team A3, CC, and the good Lord above. Mi familia, I LOVE YOU. For the dancing queens! @alisamelendez
CARLY SAKOLOVE (Rosie) Carly played Rosie in MAMMA MIA’s 2013/14 National Tour and on Royal Caribbean! Off Broadway: The Book of Merman (Ethel), NEWSical the Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean). TV: “The Watcher”(Netflix) Film: Joanna Gleason’s “The Grotto.” Singing Impressionist Headliner on Celebrity Cruises. Boston Conservatory graduate. Instagram: @carlysakolove. For my family!
JALYNN STEELE (Tanya) is thrilled to tour with MAMMA MIA! Broadway: The Lightning Thief (Sally & Others). Off Broadway: Sistas (Dr. Simone). National/International Tours: Fosse (Star). Regional Theater: Rock of Ages (Justice), Joseph (Pharaoh) & Mary Poppins (Mrs. Corry). Television: “Titanique The Musical: Livestream” (Ensemble) & “Sesame Street.” Love to my family & friends. @Jalynn_The_Entertainer
ROB MARNELL (Harry Bright) Broadway: TINA: The Tina Turner Musical (OBC), Beautiful (Gerry Goffin u/s), Gettin’ the Band Back Together (Joe Perry). Other: Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio in Las Vegas, Joe Long in Clint Eastwood film), Rock of Ages (Stacee Jaxx). B.F.A. Elon University. Original comedy & music: www.robmarnell.com. Endless love to Laurel & our baby boy. For Elliot. @robmarnell
JAMES NEWMAN (Bill Austin) Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody, Curtains, Minnelli on Minnelli, Steel Pier, Sunset Boulevard, Tommy. 1st National Tours: Kiss Me Kate, Big, Joseph…Dreamcoat. Film/Television: “Succession,” “And Just Like That,” “The Equalizer,” “FBI Most Wanted,” “Daddyhunt,” “After Forever,” “Love is Strange,” “Hiding in Daylight.” The Cowboy in Village People.
VICTOR WALLACE (Sam Carmichael) B’dway: Sam Carmichael in MAMMA MIA! final cast. Off-B’dway: Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizons (Cast Recording). Tours: The Phantom of the Opera (Buquet, Phantom u/s), Les Misérables (Enjolras). Las Vegas: MAMMA MIA! (Sky) at Mandalay Bay Casino. Regional: Fun Home (Bruce Bechdel) at Coachella Valley Rep, Dragone’s Carmen (Escamillo) at La Jolla Playhouse.
GRANT REYNOLDS (Sky) is so excited to be making his Broadway National Tour debut with this beautiful company. Credits: The Muny’s Sweeney Todd, The Color Purple, Billy Porters directorial debut, “Anything’s Possible” on Amazon Prime. He is thankful to God, his fantastic family and his amazing team. For Grandma & Grandpa. @grantreynoldss
LOUIS GRIFFIN (Eddie, u/s Sky) Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers. Tour: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Favorites: Miss Saigon, Newsies (Casa Manana), Joseph…Dreamcoat (The New Theatre), How To Succeed…(Maltz Jupiter). TV/Film: “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The Big Pitch.” @louisthegriffin
PATRICK PARK (Pepper, Ensemble) Broadway: KPOP. Regional: Mythic, The Louder We Get (Segal Centre). TV/Film: “Best Sellers,” “Appelles-Moi Si Tu Meurs.” Big gratitude to my family, friends, Tara Rubin Casting and everyone at ART Agency! @patrickpark
L’ORÉAL ROACHÉ (Lisa, Ensemble) is overjoyed to continue this epic ABBA legacy! Recent credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Singer, u/s Mary), SIX (Anne Boleyn), Aida (Aida). “God has brought me and will continue to bring me!” @loreal_roache
HALEY WRIGHT (Ali, Ensemble) Prior to this tour, Haley had been to only a handful of US states, so getting to travel AND do what she loves is just an absolute treat. Love and thanks to all her people! @haleyleft
GABE AMATO (Ensemble u/s Pepper & Eddie) Natl Tour: Cinderella (’17-’18) Regional: Gypsy (Goodspeed Opera House), West Side Story (MUNY), Cabaret (Asolo Rep). All the love to my family, friends and Take3Talent @gabe_c_amato
ADIA OLANETHIA BELL (Ensemble u/s Ali, u/s Lisa). National Tour debut! Regional Favs: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy, Capital Rep), The Comedy of Errors (u/s Luciana, Chicago Shakes). BFA: The University of Arizona. Rep: Gray Talent Group. I LOVE YOU MOM! IG: @adia_bell
XAVI SOTO BURGOS (Ensemble, u/s Sky) National tour debut! Previous credits: Aladdin in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (Disney Cruise Line), Christopher in Cinderella: Enchanted Edition (Flat Rock Playhouse). Thanks to the real ones who believed in me. Bronx Proud! @xavi.s.b
EMILY CROFT (Ensemble, u/s Donna, u/s Rosie) National tour: Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary. TV/Film: “Law & Order: Organized Crime.” Other: Disney World, Disney Cruise Line. BFA SUNY Buffalo. Thanks to ATB, Martha & Janet. Love to my family & Josh. @emlurrr
MADISON DEADMAN (Ensemble, u/s Sophie) BFA graduate of CCM, performed in regional productions of Cabaret, Les Misérables, and Rock of Ages, and appears in TV & film. Stay tuned @mjdeadman and https://www.madisondeadman.com. Much love to Connor, her parents, and TTH agents.
JORDAN DE LEON (Ensemble, u/s Pepper) National Tour: The Prom. Select Regional: The Muny, PCLO, Seattle Rep, Fulton Theatre, DCPA, Pasadena Playhouse, The 5th Avenue Theatre. CCM. Rep: The Price Group. For my family and Blake IG: jordan_deleon_
NICO DiPRIMIO (Ensemble, u/s Eddie) Tours: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville, Elf, Charlie Brown Christmas Live. Regional: MAMMA MIA!, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls. Love to his whole family! Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, UIA, JHA! @nicoo_d
PATRICK DUNN (Ensemble, u/s Bill, u/s Harry) Recently seen leading the National Tour of Les Misérables as Valjean. Other credits include Phantom of the Opera (Phantom u/s), Waitress (Pie Eater), Candide (@Lincoln Center), A Christmas Carol (@MSG) – TCB. @ThePattyDwagon www.PatrickHDunn.com 0 Tonys.
STEPHANIE GENITO (Ensemble, u/s Donna, u/s Tanya) is over the moon to be making her tour debut! Regional: If/Then; Rent; A Chorus Line; American Idiot. Gratitude to the TPG team, my family, the TGIF crew, my bestest Bear. For my Dancing Queen.
TASSY KIRBAS (Ensemble, u/s Lisa, u/s Ali). Tassy is a proud Wright State grad who’s beyond thrilled to experience their first National Tour! Credits: onstage swing, The Who’s Tommy (Goodman Theatre). Sally Bowles, Cabaret (Woodstock Playhouse). Charity, Sweet Charity (WSU).
DANNY LOPEZ-ALICEA (Swing/Dance Captain) is thrilled to be back on the road with MAMMA MIA! National Tours: MAMMA MIA!, Something Rotten! Cruises: Kinky Boots (NCL), Priscilla (NCL) Regional: In the Heights (Engeman), The Producers (ACCC), La Cage (ACCC), WSS (Palace Theatre) @d.lopez580
MAKOA (Swing) is overjoyed to be making his debut with the National Tour of MAMMA MIA! A Native Hawaiian of Hilo, Hawai‘i and a graduate of NYU Tisch (‘22). Mahalo Ke Akua! Kūlia i ka nuʻu! @makoanyc @thekananaka
FAITH NORTHCUTT (Swing). Faith is so pumped to be joining MAMMA MIA! Tours: Hairspray. Sending love and thanks to the whole MAMMA MIA! team and to friends and family. Proud FSU graduate. IG: @faithnorthcutt, faithnorthcutt.com
JASMINE OVERBAUGH (Ensemble, u/s Tanya, u/s Rosie) is aware of the power of live theatre and grateful to provide such a gift. Point Park ’17. Notable credit: RENT 20th Anniversary! Overwhelming gratitude to Don and Eieshia. Support single moms by donating momsformomsnyc.org (@jasminemoverbaugh)
GRAY PHILLIPS (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) Touring: Tina, Legally Blonde. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Gateway, Engeman, Theatre By The Sea. Pace MT’19. For my family and Jacob. Thank you to Janet, Tara Rubin and the whole island fam! @grelph_
BLAKE PRICE (Ensemble, u/s Sam, u/s Harry) National Tour: Monty in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. TV/Film: “FBI: Most Wanted,” “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens.” Thank you to The Price Group, my family and my future wife, Kat!
DORIAN QUINN (Ensemble, u/s Bill, u/s Sam) as an Oklahoma native and UCO alumni, Dorian is thrilled to be making his tour debut! Credits: Jersey Boys, Xanadu. Love and thanks to Dorian’s family and friends. Glory to God! @dairyquinn22, @dq_drawingss www.DorianQuinn.org.
AMY WEAVER (Ensemble, u/s Sophie) Favorite credits: Jersey Boys National Tour (Francine), Hong Kong Disneyland (Merida) WKU alum. Special thanks to Kevin-Metzger Timson and Tara Rubin Casting, Bloc, my incredible family and God! Believes in mermaids and magic! @dreamweaver90210
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