Goodman Announces All-Chicago “A Christmas Carol” Cast

Goodman Announces All-Chicago “A Christmas Carol” Cast

Pictured: Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge in Goodman’s 2017 production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Photo by Liz Lauren. 

Goodman Theatre has announced the cast and design team for the 42nd Annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Chrismas Carol, directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper.

Led by Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge, the all-Chicago cast includes:

Asher Alcantara: Boy Scrooge/Peter Cratchit
Justin Amolsch: Musician, French Horn
Breon Arzell: Dick Wilkins/Ghost of Christmas Future
Kareem Bandealy: Narrator/Jacob Marley
Jasmine Bracey: Ghost of Christmas Present
Molly Brennan: Ghost of Christmas Past
Ali Burch: Frida
Thomas J. Cox: Bob Cratchit
Jillian-Giselle Fabulous: Emily Cratchit
Alison Tatum: Musician, Fiddler
Allen Gilmore: Scrooge Alternate
Susaan Jamshidi: Mrs. Cratchit/Ortle
Philip Earl Johnson: Old Joe/Schoolmaster
Vikram Konkimalla: Tiny Tim Alternate
Isabel Kaegi: Belinda Cratchit
Kristen Magee: Belle
Maddi Ruhl: Musician, Flutist
Malcolm Ruhl: Music Director, Accordion
Christopher Sheard: Young Scrooge
Nelson Simmons: Turkey Child
Hannah Starr: Martha Cratchit/Fan
Paris Strickland: Tiny Tim
Penelope Walker: Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Crumb
Jonah D. Winston: Mr. Fezziwig

The creative team includes:

Todd Rosenthal: Set Designer
Heidi Sue McMath: Costume Designer
Andrew Hansen: Composer
Richard Woodbury: Sound Designer
Malcolm Ruhl: Music Director
Keith Parham: Lighting Designer
Tommy Rapley: Choreographer
Kate DeVore: Dialect Coach
Alden Vasquez: Production Stage Manager
Kimberly McCann: Stage Manager
Flying effects are provided by ZFX Inc.

“I am very excited for another season of “A Christmas Carol.” We’ve have assembled an extraordinary cast featuring many longtime favorites and some incredible new individuals,” says Wishcamper. “So many families have made this production part of their annual holiday celebrations—resulting in thousands of Chicagoans being introduced to the magic of theater each year. It’s a joy and privilege to work on a show that holds so much meaning for so many people.”

Dickens’ holiday classic is the iconic tale of greedy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose sizable bank account is only matched by his disdain for the holidays. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on an adventure through his past, present and future, helping him on his discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption.

A Christmas Carol runs November 16 – December 29. For more information visit

About author


PerformInk is Chicago's entertainment industry trade publication.