Holidays Gifts & Specials

Billy Masters LIVE is celebrating the “Divas of December”.  This Thursday, we get into the holiday season with Darlene Love!  She usually spends the holidays performing to capacity crowds all over the country.  Due to circumstances, this year she filmed a special concert with her band.  Love for the Holidays debuts on December 5th and, of course, includes “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”.  Watch it on


Speaking of divas, Sheryl Lee Ralph is a warrior in the fight against AIDS.  On December 5th, she’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of her fundraiser, Divas Simply Singing, with proceeds going to Project Angel Food.  Tune in for the virtual event at or in Southern California on KTLA at 7PM Pacific.


You all know Matthew Morrison as Mr. Schuester in Glee.  But to me, he’ll always be the original (and best) Link in the Broadway musical, Hairspray.  A whole new generation will get to know him as the title character in Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical.  The musical, which has been staged on Broadway, will be coming to our homes courtesy of NBC on December 9th.

If you’re curious what happened to little Cindy Lou Who after that fateful night, check out Who’s Holiday!  The play, written by Matthew Lombardo, prevailed in a lengthy court battle against Mrs. Dr. Seuss and was deemed a First Amendment protected parody.  The 2017 off-Broadway run starred Lesli Margherita as Miss Who recounting her sordid history after that night with the Grinch – and it was a RIOT!  A video will stream on December 11th at 8PM Eastern and raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  To watch, go to


This leads us perfectly into the first of Billy’s Holiday Gift Giving Suggestions for 2020.  For lo these many years, I have assisted the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to find gifts for their loved ones (and some obligatory others).  Each of my selections has that certain je ne sais quoi that could only come from moi – someone who is filled with lots of quoi!  Keeping with tradition, we kick things off with one of my favorite gifts.  Every year, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS releases a collectible Broadway Legends holiday ornament.  Previous ceramic celebs have included Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Angela Lansbury, and oodles of others.  This year, Glenn Close is ready for her close-up in Sunset Boulevard.  “I’m sure Norma Desmond would be thrilled to be a gorgeous Christmas ornament – as long as she is hung in good light!” said Close, who I’m sure was lit by Hog Eye.  You can grab her doppelgänger at

There aren’t many singers as shimmery as the angelic Liz Callaway – who most of you know from numerous Broadway and animated classics.  Now, she’s stepping into the holiday arena with Comfort and Joy – An Acoustic Christmas.  This is a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season with a collection of original and classic carols – and a perfect complement to her 2013 release, Merry and Bright.  Grab them both on or

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