He'll be joined by Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and The Rockettes.
[via press release from NBC]
"MICHAEL BUBLÉ'S CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK" SPECIAL BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO NBC, DEC. 17
Bublé is Joined by Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and The Rockettes For His Fourth Annual NBC Christmas Special
NEW YORK - Nov. 17, 2014 - Multi Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé celebrates the holiday season with his fourth annual NBC Christmas special, "Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York," airing Wednesday, Dec. 17 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and The Rockettes join Bublé for an hour-long celebration of Christmas, his favorite holiday. Song selections include festive classics such as "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and more. Bublé will be also accompanied by his band for an "unplugged" series of songs requested by his social media followers, including "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Cold December Night" and "Blue Christmas". The show originates from the storied Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
"I could not be more excited to celebrate the Christmas holidays in New York with such a fantastic array of talented women. I think my 4th holiday special for NBC may be the very best yet. I can't wait for everyone to see it," commented Bublé.
"Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York," is produced by Brad Lachman Productions and Bruce Allen Talent. Executive producers are Brad Lachman, Bruce Allen and Michael Bublé. The special is directed by Emmy winner Gary Halvorson and the lighting designer is Emmy winner Bob Dickinson.
In 2011, Bublé released the album "Christmas" and hosted his first NBC special, "A Michael Bublé Christmas." Bublé brought his special to his hometown of Vancouver, BC for "Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays" in 2012 and "Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special" in 2013.
Michael Bublé has had four #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 charts, won three Grammys, had six top-10 multi-platinum albums and two platinum singles, "Home" and "Haven't Met You Yet." He has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide in the course of his extraordinary career. Currently, the Canadian superstar is on a world tour in conjunction with his "To Be Loved" album, which debuted at #1 in 20 countries and includes the Bublé-penned hit singles "It's A Beautiful Day" and "Close Your Eyes." Bublé's 2011 album, "Christmas," sold over 7 million copies, was the second bestselling CD of 2011 and continues to be a big holiday hit. "Christmas" was produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica and includes such holiday classics as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Silent Night," "White Christmas," featuring Shania Twain, "Jingle Bells," featuring the Puppini Sisters, and an original song written by Bublé, "Cold December Night."
Born and raised on a farm, Miss Piggy enjoyed a typically happy agricultural childhood - if hunkering down in mud is your idea of a good time. Miss Piggy's luck prospered when she found frequent work as a hand model, a gig which oddly enough led to her entering the Miss Bogen Country beauty contest that changed her life forever. There she met her adored frog, Kermit. Along with her Kermie, she has starred in all eight Muppet feature films - "The Muppet Movie," "The Great Muppet Caper," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "The Muppet Christmas Carol," "Muppet Treasure Island," "Muppets From Space," "The Muppets" and most recently "Muppets Most Wanted." Miss Piggy's memorable divine face has been seen on hundreds of television shows and she has been featured on the cover of countless magazines. Miss Piggy is also an established author, credits include "In The Kitchen with Miss Piggy," "Miss Piggy's Rules," "The Diva Code" and national best-seller "Miss Piggy's Guide to Life".
Past Muppets to appear on "Michael Buble's Christmas in New York" include Cookie Monster, Oscar, and Elmo, though Miss Piggy marks the first "Muppet Show" Muppet.