Seeing these family-friendly, feel-good shows is a beloved tradition for many communities, and holiday productions find a welcome home on many an actor’s résumé. Here are some festive titles you’re sure to recognize, along with a few fresh winter picks!
Setting sail in Sting’s new Broadway musical about British shipbuilders directed by Joe Mantello, the Meisner-trained star reflects on how fear, doubt, and getting lost made him the actor he is today.
After earning a Tony nomination as the lead on Broadway in 2011, Mantello returned to the project in a new role for Ryan Murphy’s HBO adaptation—and earned an Emmy nomination.
In John Logan’s solo show “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers,” Bette Midler is disappointingly content to reprise her Divine Miss M persona, and Mengers goes missing.
Lee Pace, who is starring in "Golden Age" Off-Broadway, says Joe Mantello gives a "master class" in acting in "The Normal Heart."