Jane Lynch on Her Broadway Debut in ‘Annie’: “I’m scared. It’s like jumping off a cliff and I’m also exhilarated”

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The current production of Annie on Broadway made a surprise announcement late last month that will surely lead to sellout audiences —  Glee star Jane Lynch will star as Miss Hannigan in an eight-week run from Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, July 14.  In an appearance on Gwissues, Lynch spoke about her brief flirtation with Broadway several years ago and being terrified about making her Broadway debut.

Lynch actually pointed out an interesting history between her and the actress she will be replacing, Katie Finneran.  She explains, “You know, I did Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore a couple years ago and that was a reading where you’re sitting on your butt the whole time, you know, reading from a script. I’m playing Miss Hannigan in Annie, taking over for Katie Finneran. Huge shoes to fill. She’s an amazing, amazing actress. And ironically I took over for her on Love, Loss and What I Wore, too. So, I’m kind of following Katie Finneran around on Broadway.”

However, Lynch reveals that despite starring in plays, films, movies, and even hosting the Emmys recently she is still nerve-wracked about making her Broadway musical debut.  She confesses, “I’m scared. It’s like jumping off a cliff and I’m also exhilarated. I haven’t felt this way in a long time, you know, about doing some work that actually kind of terrifies me and also excites me at the same time.”

via On Top Magazine

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