It’s not a Sister Act, but Mama Mia, She’s Good!
Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will showcase her versatile performing talents at Winebrenner Theological Seminary at 8 p.m. Sunday evening, January 27. The artist, who recently played Mother Superior in the Broadway musical “Sister Act,” and Donna Sheridan in “Mama Mia,” is being presented by The University of Findlay as part of the Donnell Broadway Concert Series.
“The Donnell guest artist series gives our local audience a chance to see top-quality Broadway performers at just a fraction of a New York ticket price,” says Micheal Anders, Ph.D., chair, UF’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
Phil Reno, Grammy-nominated Broadway conductor, will accompany Carmello. A Tiffin, Ohio, native, Reno’s Broadway conducting credits include “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Elf,” “Promises, Promises,” “The Producers” and “Cats.”
Most recently, Carmello starred as Aimee Semple McPherson in “Scandalous: The Musical,” at the Neil Simon Theatre. She received Tony Award nominations for her roles as Lucille Frank in “Parade” and Gabrielle de Lioncourt in “Lestat.” Carmello’s other Broadway credits include leading roles in “The Addams Family,” “Urinetown,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “1776” and “City of Angels.” She won an L.A. Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Cordelia in “Falsettos.”
Television audiences may recognize Carmello from her appearances on “Frasier,” “Law and Order,” “Law and Order SVU,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Another World” and “As The World Turns.”
A cast member of the national tours of “Chess,” “Big River,” “Les Miserables” and “Falsettos,” she has performed off Broadway in “Elegies,” “Vagina Monologues,” “A Class Act” (Manhattan Theater Club), “john and jen” (Lamb’s Theater), “Das Barbecu” (Minetta Lane) and “I Can Get It For You Wholesale.” She won an OBIE Award for Outstanding Performance as the young wife in “Hello Again.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and those over the age of 65. A limited number of tickets are available at the UF Box Office (419-434-5335). Tickets may be available at the door, but since the performance is expected to sell out, pre-sale tickets are recommended. For more information, contact Kelley Hutton at 419-434-4531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org