SAM I Am Films, producers of Scrooge & Marley, a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol, has announced that acclaimed Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light will be the film’s narrator.
“We are delighted to have Judith Light as our narrator,” said Richard Knight, Jr., co-director and co-writer of the film. “She is both a wonderful actress with an instantly recognizable voice as well as a longtime advocate for gay rights and a big supporter of human rights for all. We could not be more thrilled that she is joining our Scrooge & Marley family.”
Light was awarded the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for “Other Desert Cities.” She also won a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress for the same play. She is well known for her role as Angela Bower on the hit comedy series Who’s the Boss? Up until 2010, she was seen on the Emmy Award-winning ABC-TV series Ugly Betty, for which she received an Emmy nomination playing the character of Claire Meade. Simultaneously, she co-starred on NBC’s long-running drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the recurring role of Supreme Court Judge Elizabeth Donnelly.
Judith is a Board Member and advocate for many organizations and charities representing AIDS-related and Human Rights issues including: Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS, The Names Project/The AIDS Memorial Quilt, The AIDS Memorial Grove, CDC’s Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS, Hollywood Health and Society, Faith in America, Project Angel Food, The Matthew Shepard Foundation, The National Aids Memorial Grove, The Point Foundation, The Rome Chamber Music Festival, and The Trevor Project.
Judith lives in New York and Los Angeles and is married to writer/actor, Robert Desiderio.
Scrooge & Marley will be released in December. Acclaimed out actor David Pevsner portrays Ben Scrooge while former SNL star Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. The film also stars Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell, David Moretti, Richard Ganoung, and performance artist JoJo Baby.
Scrooge & Marley was shot in Chicago in May and also highlights a host of recognized theatrical actors who round out the cast: Drew Anderson, Christopher Allen, Nicholas Bailey, Allison Torem, Fawzia Mirza, Peter Mohawk, Scott Duff, PJ Powers, Amy Matheny, and many more.
Full cast and production team bios here.
Source: News Release