Matthew Morrison is set to star as the Grinch in a two-hour production of ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical on NBC this December. It will be filmed at the Troubadour Theatre in London and air next month. In addition to Morrison, who will play the curmudgeonly lead character, cast members include Denis O’Hare as old Max, Booboo Stewart as young Max and newcomer Amelia Minto as Cindy-Lou Who. The cast will be rounded out by musical theatre actors from London’s West End.
Dr Seuss’ beloved classic children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” has become a Christmas staple for generations. This musical version, with book and lyrics by Tim Mason and music by Mel Marvin and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”, breathes new life into this timeless story.
“Dr. Seuss is an indelible part of all of our lives and we’re thrilled to bring a stage production of ‘The Grinch Musical!’ to our audience,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBC Entertainment. The Grinch Musical will be NBC’s first musical special since 2018’s Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert.
The two-hour event is presented in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Running Subway, produced by Penny Lane Entertainment Television and Simon Friend Entertainment. Lee Connolly, Simon Friend, Joshua Rosenblum and James Sanna serve as executive producers. Morrison also serves as a producer on the telecast.