It’s official! Glee star Jane Lynch will go from yelling at Glee-clubers to ordering around a bunch of little girls. As speculated by Broadway.com, Lynch will make her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie beginning May 16. No departure date has been announced for current star Katie Finneran, who is exiting the production to appear on Michael J. Fox's new TV series. Lynch will play a limited run through July 14.
Lynch won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her role as Glee’s tough, smart-mouthed cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. She appeared off-Broadway in Love, Loss, and What I Wore and The Real Live Brady Bunch and the Real Live Game Show. Her many screen credits include Three Stooges, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Wreck-It Ralph, Julie & Julia, For Your Consideration, Role Models, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show. In addition to acting, Lynch also authored the bestselling autobiography Happy Accidents.
The Broadway revival of Annie currently stars Lilla Crawford as Annie, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks, Brynn O’Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis and Sunny the dog as Sandy. Annie also features Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly, Georgi James as Pepper, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Junah Jang as Tessie, Taylor Richardson as Duffy and standbys Jaidyn Young, Sadie Sink and Brooklyn Shuck.
Check out clips from the musical below!