The Playbill Vault Remembers Tony Award Winner Dorothy Loudon
15 Nov 2013
Dorothy Loudon, who created the role of evil orphanage headmistress Miss Hannigan in the original production of Annie, died Nov. 15, 2003, at the age of 78. The Playbill Vault looks back at notable performances from her Broadway stage career.
Loudon made her Broadway debut in the 1962 musical Nowhere to Go But Up. The show lasted only a week, but Loudon received good reviews and a Theatre World Award for her performance.
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.