Mario Lopez, a celebrity contestant for the third season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," is now dancing his way to Broadway. The Mexican-American actor will join the Broadway cast of "A Chorus Line", producer John Breglio announced Tuesday, March 4.
Mario is set to play the role of Zach, the demanding director who is casting the chorus roles for a new Broadway musical. He will join the show at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre beginning from April 15 to September 7.
"Mario is an enormously talented actor and dancer and we are thrilled to have him make his Broadway debut in A Chorus Line," said Breglio. "His talents and charm will transfer beautifully to the Broadway stage."
"A Chorus Line" is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. The production originally opened in October 2006, recouped its $8 million capitalization in about 20 weeks, and has so far grossed a total of around $45 million.
As of Mario, he's currently the host of Extra TV and MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew." He is well known for his breakout role as high school jock A. C. Slater on the hit NBC comedy series "Saved by the Bell."