We can't get enough of these live shows that have been happening! It takes us on a specific experience where we watch a Broadway-style show from the comfort of our homes. So far, productions like Grease and How the Grinch Stole Christmas have aired, but now we get another classic with Annie Live! The sun is definitely coming out in this production that premieres for one night only on December 2nd at 8pm ET/PT on NBC.
Casting has been set with Celina Smith as Annie, Harry Connick Jr. as Sir Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace Farrell, and more. Nicole's role of Grace Farrell is "Daddy" Warbucks' assistant and a mother figure to Annie.
According to Deadline, Nicole said, “Musical theater has always made my heart soar, so I’m over the moon to join this amazing cast for such a great classic.” Her character also traditionally sings in various musical numbers like “You Make Me Happy,” “You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long,” “Annie,” and more!
The character of Grace traditionally participates in musical productions as “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,” “N.Y.C.,” “You Make Me Happy,” “You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long,” “Annie,” and “New Deal for Christmas.” We hope to hear Nicole's voice in a number on the live show!
Annie Live! is produced by Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Alex Rudzinsky and co-directed by Lear deBessonet and Alex Rudzinski with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. This will definitely get you in the holiday spirit if you aren't already! Let's be real here, we've been in holiday mode since September.
Want to catch up on what Nicole Scherzinger has been up to? We sat down with her not too long ago to chat about her reimagined Tagalog song, "Pangako" for Troy Laureta's OPM project, Kaibigan: A Troy Laureta OPM Collective, Vol. 1. She also dished about her journey, her experience in the Philippines, and Filipino food. Check it all out below!
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