Who initially starred as Miss Hannigan in the 1997″20th Anniversary”revival of the musical that had run for nearly six years at the Alvin Theatre? – 2017

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Who initially starred as Miss Hannigan in the 1997 “20th Anniversary” revival of the musical that had run for nearly six years at the Alvin Theatre?

Nell Carter

In the mid-1990s, Carter appeared on Broadway in a revival of Annie as Miss Hannigan. She was upset when commercials promoting the show used a different actress, Marcia Lewis, a white actress, as Miss Hannigan.

The producers stated that the commercials, which were made during an earlier production, were too costly to reshoot. Carter said racism played a part in the decision. “Maybe they don’t want audiences to know Nell Carter is black”,[5] she told the New York Post. “It hurts a lot”, Carter told the Post, “I’ve asked them nicely to stop it—it’s insulting to me as a black woman.” Carter was later replaced by Sally Struthers

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