Seacrest Studios opening brings big names, big smiles to the red carpet

Ryan Seacrest, TV host, producer and radio personality, paid a special visit to Boston last week to celebrate the opening of the Seacrest Studio at Boston Children’s Hospital. Celebrity guests Usher, Shawn Mendes, and the Swon Brothers, along with members of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation were on hand to help mark the occasion and spend time with some special Boston Children’s patients.

The new studio, made possible by the Seacrest Foundation, is designed for both radio and television production and will allow patients to interview celebrity guests who visit the hospital, or play “deejay” for the day. And children too sick to leave their patient beds can watch interviews or play remote games through feeds direct to their rooms.

For Sandra Fenwick, the hospital’s CEO and President, the studio is much more than the sum of its digital parts. “It’s about making time to celebrate children, both our patients and their siblings, and allowing them to feel like kids again through laughter, music and play.”

Some scenes from last week’s opening:

Boston Childrens Hospital Celebrates Seacrest Studio Opening With Special Guests

Ryan Seacrest (second from left) was joined by, from left to right, celebrity guests Shawn Mendes, Usher, and the Swon Brothers.

DSC_8807For the Swon Brothers, there’s always time for a selfie with a Boston Children’s patient family.Boston Childrens Hospital Celebrates Seacrest Studio Opening With Special GuestsBoston Children’s patients got a chance to get up close and personal with Shawn Mendes, seen here signing autographs.

DSC_8628Ryan Seacrest and recording artist Usher field questions on the red carpet outside the new studio.

DSC_8759Margaret, 14, gets some screen time with Usher.

Boston Childrens Hospital Celebrates Seacrest Studio Opening With Special GuestsCalvin, 13, gets the red carpet treatment with Ryan Seacrest.

Boston Childrens Hospital Celebrates Seacrest Studio Opening With Special GuestsBoston Children’s CEO and President Sandra Fenwick helped Ryan Seacrest cut the ribbon and officially open the new studio to our patients and families.

DSC_4788Ryan Seacrest (R) and Usher listen as the Swon Brothers perform live at the Seacrest Studio.

Boston Childrens Hospital Celebrates Seacrest Studio Opening With Special GuestsKatie, 7, got a chance to practice her radio interviewing skills in the new studio.

Boston Childrens Hospital Celebrates Seacrest Studio Opening With Special GuestsIan, 12, shares a laugh with Usher.