BroadwaySF announces Francois Battiste as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” – Direct from Broadway, this Tony-nominated production is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre from November 26–December 26th!

(San Francisco, CA, September 7, 2021)—BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, announces today that noted film and stage star Francois Battiste will play the iconic Ebeneezer Scrooge in a new production of the timeless Dickens’ story, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor Street) from November 26 – December 26, 2021. The inventive new production, nominated for five 2020 Tony Awards, was adapted by Tony Award-winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and originally directed and conceived by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda). Single tickets are available beginning Friday, September 24 at 10am by visiting Groups can purchase now by contacting In addition, BroadwaySF members can currently purchase additional tickets for this engagement. Ticket prices start at $56.

Francois Battiste is an Obie Award-winning theatre, television and film actor best known for his work on ABC’s “10 Days in the Valley” and “Station 19,”CBS’ “Evil” and “Person of Interest,” ABC’s “The Family”(ABC) and HBO’s “The Normal Heart.” A graduate of the Juilliard School and the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University, he has performed on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, Prelude to a Kiss and Magic/Bird, in addition to countless roles off-Broadway and at theatres across the country and around the globe. Battiste is represented by Innovative Artists. (Full bio below. Photo available in PressRoom).

“With its timeless message of spreading joy and love, A Christmas Carol rings truer than ever this year,” stated Battiste. “I am excited to play one of literature’s most iconic characters in this beautiful new production and can hardly wait to step onto the stage of the Golden Gate Theatre.  I hope we make everyone’s season just a little bit brighter.”

A holiday masterpiece for all ages, A CHRISTMAS CAROL opened on Broadway to rave reviews on November 20, 2019, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Breaking several box office records at the Lyceum Theatre, the production was nominated for five 2020 Tony Awards and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Adaptation. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will return to The Old Vic for its fourth season this year. A second production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL will play Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Spokane, and Phoenix this holiday season.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL features scenic and costume design by Tony Award-winner Rob Howell; lighting design by Tony Award-winner Hugh Vanstone; sound design by Tony Award-nominee Simon Baker; music, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Awar- nominee Christopher Nightingale; music direction by Matt Smart; casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA and Jason Thinger; and movement by Lizzi Gee. The San Francisco production is directed by Jamie Manton.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is produced by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, Nathan Gehan, Jamison Scott, Catherine Schreiber, Peter Stern, Xin Wen, Cornice Productions, Jack Lane, Instone Productions, Nancy Gibbs/Joseph Longthorne, Mark Lonow & JoAnne Astrow, J. Scott & Sylvia G Bechtel, Walport Productions, Alexandra Weinstein & Tobi Pilavin Weinstein, Propaganda Productions/42nd.Club, Beth Lenke/Wolfstone Productions, Tanninger Entertainment, CHK Productions/ Louise H. Beard & Seriff Productions, Mark Lippman, Fiona Howe Rudin/Sammy Lopez, David Lambert/Shawn Arani, Brian Mutert & Derek Perrigo/Gary & Reenie Heath, and Terry Schnuck/Joel t Newman, with Associate Producer Chase Thomas.

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