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Photo Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Welcomes Diana DeGarmo to Cast!

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora were welcomed American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes, whose official opening was Thursday, June 2nd. For her opening night performance, DeGarmo was joined onstage with a surprise cameo from her husband, former Idol alum and star of Broadway's Hair, Ace Young, as the audience participant, Mr Lee. The show celebrated with friends and Broadway stars afterwards at Oovina Latin Kitchen and Wine Bar.

Diana joins the production in the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect". Rounding out the cast are Christina Bianco (NEWSical, Application Pending, YouTube fame) as Missy, Jenna Leigh Green (Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Wicked, and bare) as Cindy Lou, Sally Schwab (A Broadway Diva Christmas) as Betty Jean, and Laura Woyasz (Wicked) as the "Wonderstudy".

Diana Degarmo rose to fame on the cultural phenomenon, American Idol, where she placed second at the mere age of 16. Shortly after, Diana released her first single "Dreams" which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She made her Broadway debut at only 18 in the role of Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, followed by her performance in the Off Broadway cult hit, The Toxic Avenger, as Sarah the blonde, blind, librarian. In 2010, she joined the Broadway revival of HAIR where she met now husband, Ace Young. Soon the two became a dynamic duo writing and singing songs for TV Shows and Films and touring together in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and multiple times with the USO. Diana has also taken her talents on the road with the First National Broadway Tours of BKYLN: The Musical and 9 TO 5. Diana was an active actor as a child growing up in Georgia, but her most recent films include Alto, After the Sun Fell and Wyatt Earp's Revenge. She and her husband will be making their first web series appearance in the new YouTubeRed series, SING IT! coming out soon.

Photos by Jason Russo, HeyMrJason Photography

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