Halvorson in 'Carnegie Hall' director seat

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WGBH Boston said Monday that Emmy-winning director Gary Halvorson has signed on to produce and direct "From the Top: Live From Carnegie Hall," which is returning for its second season on PBS in May.

The series showcases young musicians ages 8-18 in performance at Carnegie Hall, in rehearsal and in their homes. Christopher O'Reilly hosts the program, which is co-produced by WGBH, From the Top and Don Mischer Prods. in partnership with Carnegie Hall.

Halvorson, whose TV credits include CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "Everybody Loves Raymond," most recently directed the Metropolitan Opera's high-definition production of "Romeo et Julliette," which was screened in more than 600 movie theaters on four continents. He also directed the televised grand reopening of Carnegie Hall in 1987.