5. Edward Herrmann (2008)
Here Come the Munsters. Gilmore Girls. Grey’s Anatomy. Annie. Christmas Oranges. Actor Edward Herrmann dipped his fingers in a variety of acting genres, winning both an Emmy and a Tony Award. And before he passed away in 2014 due to brain cancer, he also took the stage with singer Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Tabernacle Choir in December 2008. In that concert, Herrmann shared the moving story behind Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” and read the Christmas story in Luke. He shared of his experience:
“There’s a powerful spirit here. And people are devoted not because they have a beautiful Temple Square or this beautiful building but because they want to be changed, and they want to bring light into the world. And it was a great, great gift to be here, to take part in that.”
The Tabernacle Choir presents Ring Christmas Bells, the next musical masterpiece in a series of highly acclaimed and commercially successful holiday albums. Ring Christmas Bells features Tony award-winning solosit Brian Stokes Mitchell, “Broadway's last leading man,” so dubbed the The New York Times, and narrator Edward K. Herrmann (Gilmore Girls, Eleanor and Franklin). conducted by Mack Wilber, this live concert is a holiday extravaganza every family will want to experience again and again.