From Broadway to Evergreen or Harmony or Christmas Springs or whatever the cute holiday-themed name of the town is, you can find these Broadway actors in some Hallmark Channel Christmas movies this year! Playbill has more details here.
Christmas in Harmony
Loretta Devine (original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls”) and Michelle Williams (you know her from Destiny’s Child but she’s performed in “Aida,” “Chicago” and “Once on This Island”) are part of the cast of Hallmark’s “Christmas in Harmony.” Also, Ashleigh Murray (Josie and the Pussycats singer) stars in this film. It premiered Oct. 29. You can find it in reruns throughout the holiday season on Hallmark.
Next Stop, Christmas
You know him from “Back to the Future,” but did you know Christopher Lloyd is a Broadway veteran? You can find him Nov. 6 in “Next Stop, Christmas” where he will star alongside his “Back to the Future” co-star Lea Thompson.
A Christmas Treasure
Jordin Sparks stars as Lou, who meets a “charming chef” after opening a 100-year-old time capsule. “American Idol” winner Sparks has starred on Broadway as Nina in “In the Heights” and as Jenna in “Waitress.” “A Christmas Treasure” premiers Nov. 7.
A Kiss Before Christmas
Marilu Henner appears in this film, which Hallmark describes as: “Ethan, always the nice guy, wakes up in a new reality at Christmas. Initially, he is enthralled with his new life but soon realizes that it’s not what he thought it would be.” This premiers Nov. 21. Henner’s Broadway credits include “Chicago” and “Grease,” among others.
Christmas in Tahoe
Laura Osnes and Kyle Selig star in Hallmark’s “Christmas in Tahoe.” This flick includes saving a hotel’s Christmas show and an ex-boyfriend. Also, George Lopez and Train’s Pat Monahan appear in this movie that premiers Nov. 28.
Eight Gifts of Hanukkah
A Hallmark movie makes Hallmark’s movies this season. And this one features Jake Epstein, who originated the role of Gerry Goffin in “Beautiful The Carole King Musical.” Hallmark says this movie involves a woman who finds her secret admirer during Hanukkah. Assuming Epstein is the secret admirer. This movie premiers Dec. 3.