PLAYBILL PICKS REVISITED: A Dozen Actresses We'd Like to See Play Miss Hannigan in the Broadway Revival of Annie
24 Feb 2013
Photo by Martha Swope
With the recent announcement that Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, known for playing a bullying cheer coach on TV's "Glee," will take over the role of orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in Broadway's Annie May 16-July 14, we offer a look back at our February 2012 feature suggesting a few of the actresses we'd like to see take on the role of Miss Hannigan, the part created to Tony-winning effect by the late Dorothy Loudon in the original 1977 production. (Okay, so we completely overlooked two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran, who won the role, but we did suggest Lynch!)
Here, in no particular order, are the baker's dozen of multi-talented performers we initially suggested for the role of the lovably evil orphanage matron. (The revival, directed by Tony Award winner James Lapine, plays the Palace Theatre.)
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.