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Watch Matthew Morrison Turn Into the Grinch for NBC’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!

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Grinch Musical on NBC

Matthew Morrison is starring in NBC’s The Grinch Musical this evening and you have to see how he is turned into one of the most iconic Christmas characters ever.

NBC is bringing the Christmas staple story to life this season with a two-hour production that airs on Wednesday, December 9th at 8pm straight from the Troubadour Theatre in London.

Who’s in it? Some big names you will recognize will be starring in the TV musical version of The Grinch. Glee star, Matthew Morrison will play the grumpy Grinch. Denis O’Hare from “Big Little Lies” is Old Max and Descendants 3 star, Booboo Stewart will play a young Max. A newcomer named Amelia Minto will portray Cindy-Lou Who.

Pictured: (l-r) Booboo Stewart as Young Max, Matthew Morrison as Grinch — (Photo by: David Cotter/NBC)

If you are unfamiliar with the Dr. Seuss book, it tells the story of a Grinch who plotted to steal the joy of Christmas from the Whos that lived in the nearby Who-ville. The Grinch goes undercover on Christmas Eve as Santa Claus who uses his dog Max to imitate a reindeer to steal all the gifts from the residents of Who-ville. Much to his surprise, once the residents realized what happened, they still celebrated Christmas with joy and warmth.

Grinch star, Matthew Morrison gave his fans a behind the scenes look at how he turned into the grumpy green character for the NBC show. Morrison said, “The makeup transformation to The Grinch took 3.5 hours in the chair. Such a fun process. Here is 3.5 hours in a one minute video. Hope ya’ll enjoy tonight.”

Booboo Stewart told his over 2 million Instagram followers to watch him portray a young Max in the NBC musical. “We are coming to you tomorrow Dec 9th! 🎄🐶🎄Dr Seuss’ The Grinch Musical on @nbc at 8/7c 🤙🏽”

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Tune into NBC on Wednesday, December 9th at 8pm EST.