Credit info from Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
Title: Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
Role: Co-Star – Stagehand
Director: Hamish Hamilton, Liz Plonka
Production Company: Warner Bros.
Casting Director: Julie Goldman
My acting scenes in Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
The premise is a show within a show. I was hired to play a stagehand that is working backstage on the show. Unfortunately, all my scenes got cut – but I still get residuals. 😉
In one scene, I had to cross in front of Kelly Clarkson. In between takes, she said, “Man – you’ve got broad shoulders.” I think I blushed.
Trailer from Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale is a Christmas television special produced by Done and Dusted for NBC. Directed by Hamish Hamilton and Liz Plonka, it stars Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum, Ken Jeong, Jai Rodriguez and Morgan Bastin. It is a musical comedy pastiche loosely based on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol where Clarkson’s character learns the true meaning of Christmas, accompanied by the music of her sixth studio album Wrapped in Red. With its musical performances filmed live at The Venetian Las Vegas on October 30, 2013, the television special itself was broadcast on December 11, 2013 on NBC in the United States. The special won a Gold World Medal for best Variety Special in the New York Festival’s International Television & Film Awards.
Behind the Scenes images from Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
The story is narrated by a little girl (Morgan Bastin), who sits in a chair and reads the story from a book. She was fantastic!
Thank you to Directors Hamish Hamilton and Liz Plonka for molding my performance. Thank you to Glenn Clements for giving me wonderful words to say. Thank you to Vanessa Ashton, Narvel Blackstock, Glenn Clements, Bac DeLorme, Ned Doyle, David Jammy, Meghan Kerns, Cheryl Ko, and Ian Stewart for producing the project. Thank you to Bob Golden for his music. Thank you to David Ortkiese for his wonderful Cinematography. Thank you to Guy Harding, Michael Levine and David Zieff for their amazing editing. Thank you to Barbra Dannov, Roman Hankewyca, Kari Herring, Owen Hutchinson, and Madeline Smith for the Editorial help. Thank you to Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini and Baz Halpin for their Production Design. Thank you to Art Direction of Craig Pavilionis and Jennifer Sharp. Thank you to Angelo Ruzzo, Hayley Collett, Angela Visca, Daniel Lawson, Colin Alexander, Susan Pelino, Jon Kusner, Tom Vannozzi, Jason Halbert, Narvel Blackstock, Melissa Gangi, Parker Hull, and Sandy Pine.