Stage Door Speed Round: A CHRISTMAS CAROL’s Jefferson Mays—In Character as Mr. Scrooge!

Stage Door Speed Round

Jefferson Mays as Mr. Scrooge

Dan Meyer
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December 16, 2022 12:00 PM

Forget “Bah Humbug!”—the holidays have come early! Check out Jefferson Mays in character as Mr. Scrooge from A Christmas Carol on Broadway playing a round of Theatrely’s Stage Door Speed Round. In this edition, the famous curmudgeon tells us his pre-show routine, his dream Broadway role, and his wish for Christmas this year.

Performances are currently scheduled through through January 1, 2023, at the Nederlander Theatre. In this version of Dickens’ classic holiday tale, Mays plays more than 50 roles, ranging from Scrooge to Bob Cratchit to Fezziwig to Tiny Tim to… a potato.

Check out the video below.

A Christmas Carol is adapted by Mays, Susan Lyons, and Michael Arden, the latter also serving as director for the production.

Conceived by Arden and Dane Laffrey, the show premiered in 2018 at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse. In the winter of 2020, at the height of the pandemic, producer Hunter Arnold released a special filmed version of the production as way for theaters across the country to raise money and bring A Christmas Carol to 84 partner theatres across the country.

The creative team for the Broadway production includes scenic and costume designer Dane Laffrey, lighting designer Ben Stanton, projection designer Lucy Mackinnon, sound designer Joshua D. Reid, hair and makeup designer Cookie Jordan, puppet designer John Kristiansen, and casting director Stephen Kopel. Justin Scribner is the associate director and production stage manager.

While currently the only holiday-themed Broadway offering this season, there are plenty of other seasonal concerts and shows planned around NYC. Can’t make it to the city? Theatrely’s got you covered with our 2022 movie & TV guide for theatre stans.

(Video production by Brandon Schwartz)

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.