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Harry Connick Jr. Will Be Daddy Warbucks in NBC's Live Annie

Connick will join Taraji P. Henson, who is set to play Miss Hannigan.

Harry Connick Jr.
(© Gavin Bond)

Harry Connick Jr. has joined the cast of NBC's live production of Annie, taking on the role of Oliver Warbucks opposite Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan. The beloved musical will air Thursday, December 2.

Alex Rudzinski will serve as the live TV director and executive producer, with Lear deBessonet, the artistic director of New York City Center Encores! and creator of the Public Works program at the Public Theater, serving as stage director. The production will have choreography by Tony winner Sergio Trujillo, costumes by Paul Tazewell, sets by Jason Sherwood, and orchestrations by Stephen Oremus. Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron are producing alongside Chloe Productions.

The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Harold Gray's comic strip features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas Meehan. This will be the fourth filmed iteration of the show, following the original 1982 movie starring Carol Burnett and Albert Finney, the 1999 TV film led by Kathy Bates and Victor Garber, and the 2014 movie remake, with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.

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