This just in!

Actress, Taraji P. Henson has just joined the cast of NBC’s holiday musical, Annie Live! Henson will portray Miss Hannigan in the live production of the beloved Tony Award-winning musical.

Annie Live! will air on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 on NBC.

Annie Live! will be executive produced by Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron, and Alex Rudzinsky, with Lear deBessonet and Alex Rudzinski sharing the directing duties. Choreography will be led by Sergio Trujillo. Paul Tazewell will design costumes. Jason Sherwood will orchestrate production design. Stephen Oremus will oversee the music direction. The live event is being produced by Chloe Productions.

In an official statement, Henson said, “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!”

Let us know if you’ll be tuning in to see Taraji P. Henson take on the role of Miss Hannigan in the comments.