BREAKING NEWS: Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski (Broadway’s NINE, Grand Hotel, and She Loves Me and TV’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock) completes the main principal casting for NBC‘s upcoming live televised production of the beloved musical Annie this Holiday season. The versatile stage and screen star will take on the role of the sassy, flirty, sleazy, and sticky-fingered “Lily St. Regis”.
Krakowski steps into the high heels down EASY STREET of so many actresses who have played this sexy bad girl on both stage and screen. The role was originated on Broadway by Barbara Erwin. It was later played to critical acclaim by Rita Rudner, Clovissa Newcombe, Lisa Raggio, Karen Byers-Blackwell, J. Elaine Marcos, Kirsten Wyatt, Megan Hilty, Bernadette Peters (in the 1982 film), Kristin Chenoweth (in the 1999 TV movie), and more.
Krakowski joins the previously announced all-star lineup including….
Olivier Award nominee and Pop star Nicole Scherzinger as “Grace Ferrell”,
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” herself,
introducing Celina Smith in the titular role of “Annie” herself.
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?!!!