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Mamma Mia! - Broadway

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

New Mamma Mia! Star Jon Jorgenson on His Laura Benanti Love, Spray-Tan Phobia & Best Bud Corey Cott

New Mamma Mia! Star Jon Jorgenson on His Laura Benanti Love, Spray-Tan Phobia & Best Bud Corey Cott
Jon Jorgenson photographed at Estiatorio Milos for Broadway.com by Caitlin McNaney
'In 'Mamma Mia!' you get a spray tan right away. I knew it was going to be drastic and I chickened out!'

Age: 22

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Current Role: An ABBA-crooning Broadway debut as Sophie's charming fiancé Sky in Mamma Mia!

Stage Cred: Regional productions of Shrek, Hairspray, Parade and Into the Woods.

"I was an arrogant jerk who never gave anyone else the time of day in high school. After graduation, I worked at a theater camp—those kids taught me that living my life with generosity is so much better."

"The first Broadway show I saw was Gypsy with Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti. I'd never heard of Laura, but I was in the back row and I remember being frozen during her 'I said turn it off!' monologue. It was an amazing moment."

"Corey Cott is one of my best friends and we used to live together. He's a decently clean roommate. My clothes would pile up and I couldn't see the floor, so I guess I was the messy one."

"In Mamma Mia! you get a spray tan right away. I knew it was going to be drastic and I chickened out! I ended up sitting in my room, in my underwear, with tanning lotion everywhere."

"My faith is important to me, so I look at something like Donna's promiscuity in [Mamma Mia!] and say, 'What story is it supporting?' And in the end, the story we're telling is one of family. You can't have good without a little bit of bad."

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