Douglas Sills, Joshua Henry, Robert Cuccioli, Erik Altemus and Lillias White Join Starry Cast of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

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Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli, Erik Altemus and Tony Award winner Lillias White have joined the cast of The Actors Fund's one-night benefit concert presentation of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, which is based on the prime-time animated holiday special and will be presented Dec. 15 at 7:30 PM at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College.

Douglas Sills
Douglas Sills

Sills will star in the title role of Mr. Magoo/Scrooge, with Henry as Bob Cratchit, Cuccioli as Marley's Ghost, Altemus as Young Ebenezer Scrooge and White as the Charwoman.

As previously announced, the concert event will also feature Tony Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, John Bolton, Jennifer Cody, Don Darryl Rivera, Matthew Scott, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber and Betsy Wolfe.

Directed by Peter Flynn with musical direction by Emmy Award winner John McDaniel and choreography by Marcos Santana, the evening will utilize the original orchestrations — heard live for the first time — with a full orchestra.

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol features a score by composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill. The musical is described as "a delightful retelling of the Dickens classic, featuring the comically myopic cartoon character Quincy Magoo."

Originally airing in December 1962, "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" was the first animated holiday special ever produced specifically for television. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment.

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College is located at 524 W. 59th St. Tickets are $75, $150 and $250. Tickets are also available for $500 and $1,000 and include access to the post-performance cast party. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.actorsfund.org/Magoo, by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or by emailing tickets@actorsfund.org.

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Sponsorship packages are available at $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 levels and include multiple press/branding opportunities as well as VIP tickets for the performance and passes to the post-performance cast party. To purchase VIP package or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call or email Louie Anchondo at (917) 281-5921 or Lanchondo@actorsfund.org.

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