NBC's 'Annie Live!' Casts Annie

Celina Smith has landed the role after a nationwide search

ANNIE LIVE! — Pictured: Celina Smith — (Photo by: Kahran Bethencourt/CreativeSoul Photography)

NBC’s “Annie Live” has found its Annie in newcomer Celina Smith, who landed the hard-knock role in the upcoming holiday production after a nationwide search, the broadcast network revealed Tuesday.

Per NBC, “Already a triple threat at the age of 12, Smith will light up center stage with an all-star ensemble that includes Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace and Tituss Burgess as Rooster.” 

“Annie Live!” will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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