BREAKING NEWS: DON’T CHA know YOU’RE GONNA LIKE IT HERE!!! It has just been announced that Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls, TV’s The Masked Singer, West End’s Cats, and Hollywood Bowl production of Rent) has been tapped to join NBC‘s upcoming star-studded live televised production of Annie this Holiday season. The Olivier Award nominee and Pop star will take on the role of the beautiful motherly figured secretary and chief of staff to the WARBUCKS House herself…… “Grace Ferrell”.
Scherzinger steps into the shoes of so many unforgettable talents that have played this beloved character both on stage and screen. The role was originated on Broadway by Sandy Faison. It has later been played by incredible talents such as Anne Kerry, Judith Paris, Kathryn Boulé, Colleen Dunn, Brynn O’Malley, Lea Salonga, the legendary late Ann Reinking (in the 1982 film), Audra McDonald (in the 1999 TV movie), and so much more.
Scherzinger joins the previously announced casting lineup consisting of….
Grammy and Emmy winner and Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr as billionaire “Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks”,
Oscar and Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson as the cruel “Miss Hannigan.
Currently, an open casting call tour has been going on virtually to seek a rising new star to play the titular role in this live TV production.
Additional casting will be announced soon.
Rehearsals for the new live production begin this Fall 2021.
Annie Live is set for December 2nd, 2021 on NBC. It promises to show the world that THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW. It’s going to be the ultimate celebration of the return of Live Musicals with everything making its way back to normal.
Who is excited?!!!