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Taraji P. Henson Joins ANNIE LIVE!

June 8, 2021 by  

Taraji P. Henson Miss Hannigan

ANNIE LIVE! — Pictured: Taraji P. Henson — (Photo by: Facebook/Kwaku Alston)

Taraji P. Henson has joined NBC’s ANNIE LIVE! as Miss Hannigan, the network announced.

“When we decided to bring back NBC’s holiday musical tradition, we were looking for something that was critically acclaimed and universally beloved – and while that’s definitely the case with ANNIE, it absolutely applies to Taraji as well,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Watching her take on this iconic role will be a thrill that has all the makings of must-watch television.”

Added Henson: “Carol Burnett, who brought Miss Hannigan to life in the classic 1982 movie, is someone I have studied and idolized as far back as I can remember. So when the opportunity came to me to join NBC and this incredible group of producers, I jumped! Carol, I hope to do you proud!”

Henson is the first performer to be cast, with the search for Annie officially kicking off online today.

The live production will air Thursday, December 2 on NBC.


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