Annie originally opened on Broadway — and won the Tony Award for best musical — in 1977, based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip by Harold Gray. In addition to the show's many ear worms — I've had "Tomorrow" in my head since the mid '80s — acclaimed musicians Sia and Greg Kurstin have written three brand new songs for the film.
Agatha: or Miss Hannigan, the child-hating matron of the orphanage
Annette: a maid to Daddy Warbucks in the 1982 film
Annie: spunky main character in search of her real parents
Cecile: a maid to Daddy Warbucks in the 1982 film
Colleen: first name of Miss Hannigan, played by Cameron Diaz in the 2014 film
Duffy: an orphan who is friends with both Annie and Pepper
Grace: secretary to Daddy Warbucks
Isabella: foster sister to Annie in the 2014 film
July: a quiet orphan and friend to Annie
Kate: a shy orphan and friend to Annie
Lily: clever girlfriend of Daniel
Mia: the smallest orphan in the 2014 film
Molly: the youngest orphan, best friends with Annie
Pepper: a bossy orphan who does not get along with Annie
Tessie: the orphan prone to tears
They changed a few character names for the new film, and we love the addition of Nash — a bodyguard to William Stacks and friend to sweet Annie.
Bert: a radio announcer who aids in the search for Annie's parents
Daniel: younger brother to Miss Hannigan, better known as Rooster
Drake: butler to Daddy Warbucks
Farrell: the surname of Grace the secretary
Franklin: after FDR, the president
Guy: a political adviser to Stacks in the 2014 film adaptation
Harold: a cabinet member
Louis: a U.S. Supreme Court justice
Nash: bodyguard to Stacks in the 2014 film
Oliver: first name of Daddy Warbucks, a billionaire
Regis: from Lily's surname
Sandy: a mutt rescued by Annie
Ward: surname of the police officer sent after Annie
William: for William Stacks, the 2014 film adaptation of Daddy Warbucks, played by Jamie Foxx
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