Tony Award winner Katie Finneran to join Broadway's cast of 'Annie' as Miss Hannigan

The Associated Press
Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Katie Finneran is about to get evil — playing Miss Hannigan in the new production of "Annie" on Broadway.

Producers said Friday that the two-time Tony Award winner has been cast as the cruel head of Annie's orphanage in the show that begins previews Oct. 3 at the Palace Theatre.

Finneran won a Tony for her performance in the recent Broadway revival of "Promises, Promises" and another in "Noises Off." Her other Broadway credits include "Mauritius," ''Cabaret" and "The Iceman Cometh." Finneran starred this past season on Fox's series "I Hate My Teenage Daughter."

Based on the beloved comic strip that debuted in 1924, "Annie" first opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for almost six years, fueled by songs including "It's the Hard-Knock Life" and "Tomorrow."