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Ariana DeBose to Host First Saturday Night Live of 2022

The West Side Story star will take the stage at 30 Rock.

Ariana DeBose in West Side Story
(© Niko Tavernise)

West Side Story star Ariana DeBose will host the first Saturday Night Live of 2022. Her episode will air live on January 15, with musical guest Roddy Rich.

DeBose plays Anita in Steven Spielberg's recent screen adaptation of the classic musical, a role for which she's expected to earn an Oscar nomination, in addition to already announced Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominations.

DeBose is the second original Hamilton cast member to host the show, after Lin-Manuel Miranda in October 2016. A Tony nominee for Summer, DeBose has also appeared on Broadway in A Bronx Tale and Pippin, among other shows, and onscreen in the musical series Schmigadoon!

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