Beth Leavel
(© Chris Macke)
Beth Leavel
(© Chris Macke)
Tony Award winner Beth Leavel will play Donna Sheridan and Tony nominee John Dossett will play Sam Carmichael in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!, currently at the Winter Garden Theatre, beginning September 22.

The musical, which uses the songs of ABBA, follows the story of a forty-something mother planning her daughter's wedding -- unaware that the girl has invited three men who might be her father. It is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

Leavel won the 2006 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic's Circle awards for her title role performance in The Drowsy Chaperone, and recently starred in the world premiere musical Minsky's at the Ahmanson Theatre. Dossett received a Tony nomination for his work in Gypsy, and previously played the role of Sam Carmichael on Broadway in 2005. Additonal Broadway credits include The Constant Wife, Democracy Ragtime, and Dinner at Eight.

The cast currently features Carolee Carmello (Donna Sheridan), Judy McLane (Tanya), Gina Ferrall (Rosie), Brandi Burkhardt (Sophie Sheridan), Chris Peluso (Sky), Sean Allan Krill (Sam Carmichael), Pearce Bunting (Bill Austin), Ben Livingston (Harry Bright), Ben Gettinger (Pepper), Samantha Eggers (Lisa), Amina Robinson (Ali), and Raymond J. Lee (Eddie).

The ensemble comprises Brent Black, Timothy Booth, Allyson Carr, Lanene Charters, Meghan Dreyfuss, Matthew Farver, Tony Gonzalez, Lori Haley Fox, Heidi Godt, Jon-Erik Goldberg, Corey Greenan, Bryan Scott Johnson, Robin Levine, Corinne Melançon, Ian Paget, Gerard Salvador, Ryan Sander, Courtney Reed, Ryan Sander, Collette Simmons, Traci Victoria, and Leah Zepel.

For more information, visit www.mamma-mia.com.