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Carolee Carmello portrays Mae Tuck in Tuck Everlasting. Photo: BRS/Gage

Where are they now?

By Carol Olechowski

Acclaimed actress Carolee Carmello, B.S.’83, is back on Broadway this spring in the musical Tuck Everlasting. As Mae Tuck, matriarch of a family of immortals, Carmello shares the stage with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, Terrence Mann, Fred Applegate, Sarah Charles Lewis, Robert Lenzi, Michael Wartella, Valerie Wright and Pippa Pearthree. The production, currently in previews, opens April 26 at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City.   

Based on the award-winning Natalie Babbitt novel, Tuck Everlasting explores the theme of death and immortality, while delivering a powerful message about the importance of making the most of one’s life. Carmello has certainly done that: Her Broadway credits include 1776, Kiss Me Kate, Sister Act, Finding Neverland and Mamma Mia! Carmello’s performances in Scandalous the Musical: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, Lestat and Parade earned her three Tony Award nominations.

In September 2013, the Albany native returned to campus for An Evening With Carolee Carmello, which was presented in conjunction with the weeklong inaugural celebration for University President Robert J. Jones. Carmello, who studied business and French at UAlbany, performed before a packed house. 

We wish Carmello and her castmates well as Tuck Everlasting begins its run. Break a leg!