An online concert featuring stars of the West End is to stream online on Christmas Eve And Boxing Day.
2020’s Christmas With The Stars will be filmed at the Actor’s Church in Covent Garden, raising money for Children with Cancer UK.
The concert will be hosted and organised by West End and Broadway star Michael D. Xavier, with his MX Masterclass (MXM) group of students.
Stars performing include: Louise Dearman (Wicked), Cassidy Janson (&Juliet Olivier Award winner 2020), Fred Johanson (Sunset Boulevard), Lucie Jones (Waitress), Jack Loxton (Dear Evan Hansen – Olivier Award nominee 2020), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton), Natalie May Paris (Olivier Award nominee – SIX The Musical) Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen Olivier Award winner 2020), Michael D. Xavier (Sunset Boulevard – two-time Olivier Award nominee).
The concert will feature musical direction from Alex Parker with Hannah Lawrence on flute, saxophone and clarinet and Dave Hornberger on cello. They will be jined by the MX Masterclass choir – a group of talented students at the national-award-winning London performing arts academy.
Tickets to watch the stream are available online here from stream.theatre priced at £20.
Michael D Xavier said: “The MXM Christmas concert always attracts incredible artists, and again this year we are blessed to have some of the biggest stars of the West End coming to perform.
“This has been the most challenging year in history for these West End performers as the pandemic has devastated theatre throughout the UK, but they still wanted to help me raise money for Children with Cancer UK.
“I can’t describe how grateful I am to all of them: West End stars at the very top of their game who are giving their time and talent for a hugely important charity, at a time when their own careers and lives have been stalled by this pandemic. “This is a concert not to be missed – the audience are in for a real Christmas treat!”