For Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star and pinot noir connaisseur Titus Burgess, the sun has come out today, not tomorrow. The actor has joined the cast of NBC’s production of Annie Live!” which is set to air on NBC December 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
“I’ve always wanted to be a villain,” said Burgess, who will play the underhanded brother of the ruthless Miss Hannigan, played by Taraji P. Henson. Honestly, this seems like a match made in musical heaven. Together they will hatch a plan to deceive Harry Connick Jr’s Daddy Warbucks and Nicole Scherzinger’s Grace to make a fortune off of little orphan Annie.
Annie Live! 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.
Five-time Emmy nominee Burgess currently lends his voice to the animated musical comedy series Central Park” and can be seen in the forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect. He is represented by CAA, Soffer-Namoff, and Peikoff Mahan.