Celebrate the Holidays with Seth MacFarlane
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Gavin MacLeod, narrator
Academy Award-nominated and Grammy-nominated writer, singer, actor, producer and director Seth MacFarlane makes his Orange County debut performing your favorite timeless holiday classics. His gorgeous, lush baritone also delivers sophisticated interpretations from the Great American Songbook, performed in the style of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Learn more about the concert in the program notes.
Seth MacFarlane is a creator, writer, director and singer of some of today’s most popular content, garnering two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Award nominations and an Academy Award nomination for his work in television, music and motion pictures. He has traveled the world to sing with renowned orchestras, such as the BBC Proms, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic, lending his baritone voice to the hidden gems of the ‘40s and ‘50s swing era. He has released two successful albums and his third debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz charts this past October. MacFarlane also created the hugely successful television shows Family Guy and American Dad, executive produced the Emmy-winning Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey and Starz’ original show, Blunt Talk. His directorial debut, Ted, is the highest grossing original R-rated comedy and he has since gone on to write, direct and produce A Million Ways to Die in the West and Ted 2. MacFarlane currently stars in the TV sci-fi comedy-drama series The Orville, which he also created and executive-produced.
Gavin MacLeod is best known the world over for his ten tears as Captain Stubing in ABC’s smash hit series, The Love Boat, for which he received three Golden Globe nominations. MacLeod’s other acclaimed television credits include The Mary Tyler Moore Show as the acid-tongued news writer Murray Slaughter, for which he was twice nominated as Best Support Actor in a comedy series by the Golden Globes. This series won more Emmy Awards than any other half-hour sitcom in its seven-year on-air run. His TV success includes hundreds of shows, including the classic hits McHale’s Navy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hogan’s Hero, Perry Mason, the lascivious “Big Chicken” on Hawaii Five-O, Murder She Wrote and Touched by an Angel. Most recently, Gavin appeared as a special guest star on Jag, The King of Queens and That 70’s Show. He also starred in Robert Anderson’s Cable Ace Award-winning The Last Act is a Solo.
MacLeod is celebrating over 50 years in show business, and in 1986 he became the spokesperson for Princess Cruises, one of 7 leading cruise lines in the world. He is also a spokesperson for Feed The Children, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from his alma mater, Ithaca College. MacLeod has just been installed as Honorory Mayor of Pacific Palisades, where he and his wife Patti now reside.