Dr. Suess' The Grinch Musical! will be bringing holiday cheer to televisions everywhere in the two-hour special premiering December 9th, only on NBC.
Matthew Morrison Stars as The Grinch
Matthew Morrison is famously known for his role as Will Schuester in Fox's Glee. Morrison also has an impressive reel of Broadway experience, playing such roles as Link Larkin in Hairspray, being nominated for a Tony for his role in The Light in the Piazza, and earning a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for 10 Million Miles.
Morrison has also made guest appearances in The Good Wife and Grey's Anatomy and co-starred in American Horror Story: 1984.
Morrison talks about Dr. Suess' The Grinch Musical! saying,
"My wish is to bring some Who-ville magic to this holiday season and, while the pandemic presents some challenges in bringing a stage production to life, we are excited to present a unique version of this seasonal favorite in a new creative and imaginative way."
Acting alongside Morrison is a star studded list of actors and actresses. Playing old Max is Denis O'Hare (Big Little Lies), Booboo Stewart (the Descendants trilogy) as young Max, and Amelia Minto (The Lost Girls) as Cindy-Lou Who.
Director Julia Knowles
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Along with an amazing cast, comes an amazing crew. BAFTA-winning director Julia Knowles will be directing the musical. Award-winning director Max Webster will be staging, additional script material by BAFTA-winning writer Simon Nye, and featuring sets by designer Peter Bingemann.
NBC: Home of Live ShowsTwitter
NBC has premiered five live musicals since 2013.
The musicals include The Sound of Music Live! (2013), Peter Pan Live! (2014), The Wiz Live! (2015), Hairspray Live! (2016), and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018).
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