'Jane The Virgin' Star Jaime Camil's Next Musical Role Isn't All That Different From Rogelio
The musical turned box-office hit, Mamma Mia!, is coming to the Hollywood Bowl in July, and excitement surrounding its casting seems more than justified. According to Entertainment Weekly, Jane The Virgin's Jaime Camil is joining Mamma Mia!'s three-day production, and given the faux-telenovela magic that he brings to his CW series, all signs point toward the actor knocking this performance out of the park. Especially since Camil is taking on a musical role that's not all that different from Rogelio.
Camil is set to play Sam Carmichael, the very sexy and intelligent hipster with more than enough charm to woo the masses. Carmichael, who's an architect, is one of three men invited to a destination wedding — in hopes of finding out whether or not he fathered Donna's love child, Sophie. You may remember James Bond aficionado Pierce Brosnan taking on the role in the 2008 film, opposite Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.
Oh and, this isn't the first time Camil will broadcast his musical talents. Aside from the actor being a professional singer, the actor has graced the Broadway stage twice — most recently in 2016's Chicago. All in all, Camil's new gig is sounding like it'll be right up his alley — especially since he's crazy-convincing as Jane Villanueva's suave and lovable father on Jane The Virgin.
If you're feeling intrigued, tickets for Camil's three-day performance go on sale May 6, according to Broadway World. The Hollywood Bowl production will be helmed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, and esteemed Broadway conductor David Holcenberg. And of course, if you're an ABBA fan, the musical is bound to be filled with 1970s nostalgia.
In the past, Hollywood Bowl musical and play productions have drawn in stars like John Stamos, Nick Jonas and Ashlee Simpson. Additional casting for Mamma Mia! has yet to be announced, but with Camil in the mix, I'd bet that it'll include some of the best that the sunny coast has to offer. Who knows... maybe Meryl Streep will reprise her role as Donna Sheridan on the bandstand.