'The Christmas Bow': Meet Lucia Micarelli, Michael Rady and rest of the cast of Hallmark feel-good holiday film
Even though Christmas is more than a month away, Hallmark is all set to give you the festive feels with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries premiering its new holiday movies on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 pm ET. This time, 'The Christmas Bow' will be premiered on Sunday, November 8. The official plot of the film reads, "Kate is a promising musician whose lifelong dream of playing in the Rocky Mountain Philharmonic is put on hold by an accident. Reconnecting with Patrick, an old family friend, and his young cousin Gavin (Kenneth Cummins, “The Road Home for Christmas”), while recovering at home during the Christmas holiday, she finds love in someone who believes in her."
Here's a look at the cast of the film.
Lucia Micarelli as Kate
Born in Queens, New York, Lucia Micarelli was immersed in the arts by the age of three, after which she started playing piano and violin. After moving to Hawaii at the age of five, she continued improving her skills on violin with teachers Kathryn Lucktenberg and Sheryl Shohet, and just after a year, Micarelli made her debut as a soloist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Soon after, she began frequently appearing on local TV shows and concertizing at several venues. She featured as a solo violin player in two of Josh Groban’s world tours. Micarelli has toured extensively with Chris Botti and featured in his 'Live From Boston' PBS special. She also featured in Barbra Streisand’s 2013 international tour. Micarelli has also released two solo albums, 'Music from a farther room' and 'Interlude'. In 2009, she entered the world of silver screen as she starred in HBO’s critically acclaimed series 'Treme', created by David Simon and Eric Overmeyer. The show ran for four seasons and won a Peabody Award as well as a Primetime Emmy Award.
Michael Rady as Patrick
Michael Rady has appeared in NBC’s sci-fi drama 'Timeless'. The actor played a stand-out series regular role in the second season of 'UnREAL' in which he was the love interest to Shiri Appleby’s character. Rady also appears in Netflix series 'Atypical'. He played the character of Justin Baldoni in The CW series 'Jane the Virgin' and has appeared in the CBS dramas 'Instinct' and 'Intelligence' as well as 'The Resident' for Fox. After attending theater program at Temple University in Philadelphia, Rady got his big opportunity when he played the character of Alexis Bledel’s love interest in the sequel to 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'. He followed that up with recurring roles in Showtime’s critically acclaimed series 'Sleeper Cell' and as Stanley Tucci’s son in 'ER'.
James Saito as Grandpa Joe
James Saito is an actor of Japanese descent, best known as the original Shredder in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (1990) and as Dr Chen in the ABC series 'Eli Stone' (2008). Along with film and television, James has worked extensively in theater, including the Broadway productions of 'The King and I' (1997) and David Henry Hwang's 'Golden Child' (1998).
'The Christmas Bow' will release on Sunday, November 8, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10 pm ET.