A star-studded cast from WQXR and WNYC presents the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, live from the Greene Space. Tune into WQXR's on-air broadcast on 12/24 and 12/25 to listen to the performance or watch the video of the archived webcast below.
Playing the miserly ol’ Ebenezer Scrooge is television and film actor F. Murray Abraham, who won an Oscar for his role as Antonio Salieri in the 1984 film Amadeus. Soundcheck’s John Schaefer serves as narrator, Jeff Spurgeon is the good-hearted Bob Cratchit and David Garland plays Jacob Marley.
Here is the complete cast and crew lineup:
Elliott Forrest – director.
Arthur Yorinks – writer.
Fred Newman (Prairie Home Companion) – sound effects.
John Forster – composer/pianist.
Narrator – John Schaefer.
Ebenezer Scrooge – F. Murray Abraham.
Bob Cratchit – Jeff Spurgeon.
Child – Jalen Robinson (11-year-old student).
Nephew – Jad Abumrad.
Gentleman – Richard Hake.
Marley – David Garland.
Mrs. Dilber – Naomi Lewin.
Christmas Past – Nimet Habachy.
Young Scrooge – Elliott Forrest.
Fan – Naomi Lewin.
Fezziwig – Brian Zumhagen.
Belle – Lorraine Mattox.
Adult Scrooge - Elliott Forrest.
Christmas Present – Robert Krulwich.
Mrs. Cratchit – Celeste Headlee.
Belinda – Naomi Lewin.
Martha – Lorraine Mattox.
Peter Cratchit – Jad Abumrad.
Tiny Tim – Jalen Robinson.
Nephew’s Wife – Lorraine Mattox.
Businessman 1 – Richard Hake.
Businessman 2 – David Garland.
Miss Eliza – Celeste Headlee.
Undertaker – Elliott Forrest.
Old Joe – Brian Zumhagen.
Boy – Jalen Robinson.
A broadcast recording of A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama, will air at 8 pm on Dec. 24.
Watch a video of the Webcast: