A pair of newlyweds and a new trio of dads are joining the Broadway cast of Mamma Mia! The prospective papas will include Tony nominee Alan Campbell as Sam Carmichael, Paul DeBoy as Harry Bright and John Hemphill as Bill Austin, while Elena Ricardo and Jon Jorgenson will assume the roles of bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan and her fiance Sky, respectively. The five new stars will begin performances February 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Campbell garnered a Tony nomination for Sunset Boulevard and also appeared on Broadway in Contact. His off-Broadway credits include Hello Again, Adrift in Macao, Book of Days and Avow. DeBoy makes his Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! after playing Harry in the musical’s national tour. Hemphill previously played Sam Carmichael in the Broadway cast of Mamma Mia! Jorgenson makes his Broadway debut in the ABBA tuner after recently graduating from Carnegie Mellon University. After making her Broadway debut in the ensemble, Ricardo also appeared in the Mamma Mia! national tour.
The five new cast members succeed current stars Aaron Lazar as Sam, Graham Rowat as Harry, Daniel Cooney as Bill, Laurie Veldheer as Sophie and Zak Resnick as Sky.
The ABBA extravaganza tells the story of Sophie Sheridan (Ricardo), a young bride who invites three potential dads to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, unbeknownst to her mother, Donna (Judy McLane). Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Mamma Mia! opened October 18, 2001 at the Winter Garden Theatre. The show features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson.
In addition to the new stars and McLane as Donna Sheridan, Mamma Mia! features Felicia Finley as Tanya, Lauren Cohn as Rosie, Jacob Pinion as Pepper, Thomasina E. Gross as Lisa, Traci Victoria as Ali and Albert Guerzon as Eddie.