Other guests included Broadway's original ANNIE, Andrea McArdle, Annie the Musical Producer Arielle Tepper Madover, Director James Lapine and ANNIE cast members. Bill Rudin, Vice Chairman & CEO of Rudin Management Company, Inc. and Anthony Watson, Chairman and CEO of EmblemHealth, Inc. was honored for their strong and continuous support for The Foundling.
Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Annie is directed by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award-winner James Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
Annie stars two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie, with Brynn O'Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis. The Orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July,Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate,Taylor Richardson as Duffy, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly and Jaidyn Young as standby for the roles of Annie, Pepper, Duffy and July.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Charles Stouse, Bill Baccaglini, Soledad O'Brien and honorees
Performers, Bill Baccaglini and Soledad O'Brien
Dennis Stowe, Jeremy Davis, Soledad O'Brien, Joel Hatch, Charles Strouse and Merwin Foard
Jeremy Davis, Joel Hatch, Charles Strouse, Dennis Stowe and Merwin Foard