Tag: Mamma Mia
Broadway veteran Aaron Lazar has wowed theatergoers in such shows as A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza, and recently starred opposite Megan Hilty and Rachel York in the acclaimed City Center Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. He has now returned to the Great White Way as Sam Carmichael in Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit musical, Mamma Mia!. TheaterMania recently spoke with Lazar about his latest role.
THEATERMANIA: How did Mamma Mia! come about for you?
AARON LAZAR: It was pretty standard. My agent called and I went to audition. I had never seen the show. So I saw it and had way more fun than I ever thought!… Read the rest
One of the greatest challenges facing any actor is playing the same role in the same show, eight shows a week. So think about what it’s like to perform the same role in the same show for years and years! TheaterMania recently spoke to four such veteran performers: Hugh Panaro, who has starred in The Phantom of the Opera in both the title role (his current assignment) and as Raoul; Judy McLane, who is about to begin her seventh year as Tanya in Mamma Mia!; Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played Mufasa in The Lion King on Broadway and throughout the country for a decade; and Jersey Boys‘ Peter Gregus, who has played Bob Crewe since the show began its run at the LaJolla Playhouse in 2004.… Read the rest