Annie Live! on NBC

Watch Now: The NBC Live Musical is Back with Annie Live!

This star-studded holiday event is now upon us! Annie Live! premieres on NBC Thursday, December 2, and here’s a sneak preview at the return of the beloved NBC live musical.

Annie Live! will be NBC’s first live musical broadcast since 2019’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, starring Brandon Victor Dixon, John Legend, and Sara Bareilles. The network’s past productions include The Sound of MusicPeter PanThe Wiz, and Hairspray.

Celina Smith will light up center stage in the title role of Annie. Smith joins an all-star ensemble including Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace, Tituss Burgess as Rooster, Alan Toy as President Roosevelt, and Megan Hilty as Lily St. Regis.

The special broadcast will be executive produced by Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron, and Alex Rudzinsky, with Lear deBessonet and Alex Rudzinski sharing the directing duties. Choreography will be led by Sergio Trujillo. Jason Sherwood will oversee production design. Stephen Oremus will orchestrate the music direction. Emilio Sosa will lead costume design. The live event is being produced by Chloe Productions.

Annie Live! premieres at  8 p.m./7 p.m. c on Thursday, December 2. Find out how to watch the special event here.