Nearly twenty-five years ago, Michael McLean created a Christmas performance that became an instant classic. It started simply. Michael was seated at his piano when he wondered: “What if I met the innkeeper who turned away Joseph and Mary?” And from that one thought, a new Christmas tradition was born—a tradition that would touch the hearts of countless people through original music and the stories of “forgotten” characters of the Nativity story.
The Forgotten Carols shares the warmth of the Christmas spirit through a stage performance. The show tells the story of a nurse whose empty life is changed when a new patient recounts the story of Christ’s birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the shepherd and others help the nurse discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, and open her heart to the joy of this special season.
Michael McLean’s The Forgotten Carols has been enjoyed by sold-out audiences nationwide. Join us this year as we bring The Forgotten Carols to Long Island and create memories with your family.
In the past twenty-seven years Michael McLean has sold more than one million copies of his more than twenty-five albums, five books and two videos. He is a songwriter, composer, author, performer, playwright, film producer, and director. With a background in film, Michael began early in his career making commercials for radio and television, and later used his film experience to produce and direct several films including Together Forever, The Prodigal Son, and Mr. Krueger’s Christmas starring film legend Jimmy Stewart. He released his debut album, You’re Not Alone, in 1983 and from there began a best-selling musical legacy that has continued through the release of 25 (2008), a boxed set of six CDs filled with Michael’s most beloved songs from the last twenty-five years. Since 1991 Michael has performed The Forgotten Carols for more than a million people across the country, and in the past twenty years “The Carols” has become a beloved tradition for thousands of families who mark the beginning of their holiday season with this magical musical. Michael and his wife Lynne have three children, one grandson, one grand daughter, and live in Daniel, Utah .