Tom Atkins & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL; Full Cast Announced
Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 22nd annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol this December at the Byham Theatre. This talented cast will feature Pittsburgh CLO veterans and an exciting group of newcomers, led by Pittsburgh's own Tom Atkins as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
Tom Atkins (Ebenezer Scrooge) returns for a sixth consecutive appearance in A Musical Christmas Carol. Mr. Atkins is perhaps best known for his numerous film and television credits, including "Escape from New York," "The Fog," "Creepshow," "Lethal Weapon," "Bob Roberts," "Striking Distance" and "My Bloody Valentine 3D," as well as "M*A*S*H," "The Rockford Files," "Homicide" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." A Pittsburgh native, he has performed in numerous Pittsburgh Public Theater Productions, most notably starring as Art Rooney Sr. in The Chief. On Broadway, he appeared in The Changing Room and The Front Page.
Patrick Cannon (Town Crier/Young Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) is a Pittsburgh native last seen as George Gibbs in Our Town with Pittsburgh Public Theater and Eteocles in Oedipus with No Name Players. Mr. Cannon is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and West Allegheny High School.
Justin Fortunato (Fred/Businessman) joins the cast of A Musical Christmas Carol for the second time. In 2011, he played the role of Dick Wilkins. Mr. Fortunato has worked as an actor and director for companies around Pittsburgh including Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, The REP, Primestage Theater, Carrnivale Theatrics and St. Vincent's Theatre.
Jodi Gage (Belle/Bess) returns to A Musical Christmas Carol for her sixth year. Selected credits include: Lady Windermere's Fan (Lady Windermere) PICT; [Title of Show] (Heidi) The Company of Pittsburgh; Becky's New Car (Becky) The REP; Crimes of the Heart (Meg) Theatre Factory. She is currently a M.F.A. candidate at Point Park University.
Lisa Ann Goldsmith (Mrs. Cratchit) has performed with many notable companies regionally and Off-Broadway, and her next role will be Laurel in Torch Song Trilogy at Human Race Theatre Company. Ms. Goldsmith has appeared locally with Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, The REP, Quantum Theatre, and Unseam'd Shakespeare. She is a member of AEA, SDC, and SAG-AFTRA, and has many notable film and television credits as an actor, director and casting director.
Tim Hartman (Charity Worker/Businessman/Mr. Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present) returns to A Musical Christmas Carol for the 16th time. Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities and Finian's Rainbow. Favorite Pittsburgh roles include Don Quixote in The Man of LaMancha, Thenardier in Les Miserables, The Mysterious Man/Narrator in Into the Woods, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, El Gallo in the Fantasticks and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Other favorites include Falstaff in Henry IV parts one and two, and C.S. Lewis in the Pittsburgh premiere of Shadowlands. Tim has also appeared as Merlin in Camelot, Ziegfeld in Funny Girl, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, and 24 characters in the one man show The Cotton Patch Gospel. Movie credits include Silence of the Lambs, the Piano Lesson, The Mothman Prophecies, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and The Fault in our Stars. Mr. Hartman is also an award-winning storyteller. www.timhartman.com