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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Listen to your favorite WQXR and WNYC hosts read Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol with Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce as Scrooge.

Grammy-nominated composer John Forster accompanies the reading with an original score for piano, and Fred Newman of A Prairie Home Companion provides the live sound effects. Conceived and directed by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest.

This production will be broadcast at the following times:

  • December 24 at 7PM on 105.9 FM
  • December 25 at 2PM on AM 820
  • December 25 at 5PM on 93.9 FM
  • December 26 at 8PM on AM 820


Scrooge – David Hyde Pierce
Narrator – Jeff Spurgeon (WQXR host)
Nephew – Soterios Johnson (WNYC’s Morning Edition host)
Cratchit – Kevin Gordon (WQXR host)
Collector 1 – Leonard Lopate (host of WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show)
Collector 2 – John Schaefer (host of WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds)
Marley – Kurt Andersen (host of WNYC’s Studio 360)
Ghost of Christmas Past – Brooke Gladstone (co-host of WNYC’s On the Media)
Fezziwig – Robert Krulwich (co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab)
Emily – Annie Bergen (WQXR host)
Young Scrooge – Jad Abumrad (co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab)
Ghost of Christmas Present – John Hockenberry (co-host of WNYC’s The Takewaway)
Mrs. Cratchit – Midge Woolsey (WQXR host)
Ghost of Christmas Future - Elliott Forrest (WQXR host)
Tiny Tim – Simon Lehrer
Belinda Cratchit – Naomi Lewin (WQXR host)
Niece - Annie Bergen (WQXR host)
Businessman 1 – David Garland (WQXR host)
Businessman 2 – Elliott Forrest (WQXR host)
Boy - Michael Forrest

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