Actor Brian Cox Stars as Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama' with WNYC and WQXR Hosts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Christmas Carol Kevin Dooley (flickr)

Gather 'round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama."

The beloved holiday tradition returned with the help of Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox, who starred in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. (Listen to him talk with Kristen Meinzer on The Takeaway about how he planned to get into character for the performance.)

Cox was joined on stage by WQXR and WNYC personalities and reporters, including: Naomi LewinTerrance McKnightMidge WoolseyRobert KrulwichBrian LehrerBob Hennelly and Arun Venugopal. Directed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest and adapted by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks. Missed the live stage event? Watch the full performance, below.


Scrooge – Brian Cox
Bob Cratchit – David Garland
Child Singer – Leo Balaban
Nephew – Arun Venugopal
Gentleman – Brian Lehrer
Marley – Terrance McKnight
Mrs. Dilber – Naomi Lewin
Christmas Past – Lorraine Mattox
Fezziwig – Rex Doane
Belle – Jenny Lawton
Young Adult Scrooge – Elliott Forrest
Christmas Present – Bob Hennelly
Mrs. Cratchit – Midge Woolsey
Belinda – Kerry Nolan
Martha – Jenny Lawton
Peter Cratchit – Arun Venugopal
Tiny Tim – Leo Balaban
Nephew’s Wife – Kerry Nolan
Businessman 1 – Bob Hennelly
Businessman 2 – Terrance McKnight
Old Joe – Rex Doane
Boy – Leo Balaban 

Narrator – Robert Krulwich 

Sound Effects performed by Fred Newman (A Prairie Home Companion)

Music Composed and Performed by John Forster 


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Comments [7]

barabus mcclintock

Perhaps you could become the duke of Argyll on the isle of Butt
I understand that there is a buried treasure on the isle, from John Patrick Crichton Stuart. ring a bell
Does your wife act? she looks remarkable like a woman named Erica dec 2013
they are calling from beyond the grave for you two. justice is about to be served to both of you.

Jul. 13 2014 02:28 PM
Jack Hope from New York City

All were superb. But tell me, please, who played the Old Hag (who stole Scrooge's curtains and the shirt off his back? Thanks so much.

Dec. 26 2012 07:44 PM

Thank You

What is the direct link to the view so I can mail it out without the baloney.

Dec. 24 2012 10:10 PM
JimC from NNJ

Absolutely superb voice acting! I listened to the entire show with eyes closed and the voicing and music were just beautiful.

Dec. 22 2012 07:08 PM
Chris Hammel from pleasantville ny

great stuff!

Dec. 22 2012 04:53 PM
The Greene Space

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the show! Brian Cox was fantastic. Happy Holidays, and hope to see you next year!

Dec. 19 2012 01:52 PM
tom from NJ

I never thought last year's performance could be surpassed but I was wrong. This year was better! WNYC has set a high standard for Scrooge and friends.

Dec. 19 2012 09:56 AM

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