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Other Works

  • (1998) Music video: Appeared in the video "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals.
  • (1994) Album (debut): "Arrive All Over You" (Epic).
  • (1977) Stage: Appeared (as "Molly") in "Annie" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Musical Director: Peter Howard. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Book by Thomas Meehan. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance arrangements by Peter Howard. Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray. "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate Inc. Choreographed by Peter Gennaro. Directed by Martin Charnin. Alvin Theatre (moved to The ANTA Playhouse from 16 Sep 1981-24 Oct 1981, then moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 29 Oct 1981-6 Dec 1981, then moved to The Uris Theatre from 10 Dec 1981-close): 21 Apr 1977-2 Jan 1983 (2377 performances + 15 previews that began on 8 Apr 1977). Cast: Sandy Faison (as "Grace Farrell"), Robert Fitch (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Dorothy Loudon (as "Miss Hannigan"), Andrea McArdle (as "Annie"), Reid Shelton (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Diana Barrows (as "Tessie"), Laurie Beechman (as "Sophie, the Kettle" / "Cecille" / "A Star to Be" / "Bonnie Boylan" / "Perkins" / Ensemble"), Danielle Brisebois (as "Molly"), Shelley Bruce (as "Kate"), Barbara Erwin (as "Lily St. Regis" / "Ensemble"), Robyn Finn (as "Pepper"), Donna Graham (as "Duffy"), Janine Ruane (as "July"), Raymond Thorne (as "Harry" / "F.D.R."), Steven Boockvor (as "Dog Catcher" / "Jimmy Johnson" / "Honor Guard" / "Ensemble"), Edwin Bordo (as "Drake" / "Ensemble"), Edie Cowan (as "Mrs. Pugh" / "Connie Boylan" / "Ensemble"), Donald Craig (as "Dog Catcher" / "Bert Healy" / "H.V. Kaltenborn's Voice" / "Hull" / "Ensemble"), Dick Ensslen (as "Lt. Ward" / "Morgenthau" / "Justice Brandeis" / "Ensemble"), Bob Freschi (as "Fred McCracken" / "Hopkins" / "Ensemble"), James Hosbein (as "Bundles McCloskey" / "Sound Effects Man" / "Ickes" / "Ensemble"), Mari McMinn (as "NBC Page" / "Ensemble" / "Sandy Sandy"), Penny Worth (as "Annette" / "Ronnie Boylan" / "Ensemble"). Swing: Don Bonnell ("Swing"). Standby: Kristen Vigard (as "Annie"). Understudies: Arf (as "Sandy"), Steven Boockvor (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Shelley Bruce (as "Molly"), Edie Cowan (as "Lily St. Regis"), Donald Craig (as "F.D.R." / "Harry"), Bob Freschi (as "Bert Healy" / "Drake"), Donna Graham (as "July"), Mari McMinn (as "Grace Farrell"), Janine Ruane (as "Duffy" / "Kate" / "Pepper" / "Tessie"), Raymond Thorne (as "Oliver Warbucks") and Penny Worth (as "Miss Hannigan"). Replacement actors [during Alvin Theatre run]: Jennine Babo (as "Molly" / :Tessie"), Diana Barrows (as "Annie") [Alternate], Gary Beach (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Tiffany Blake (as "Tessie"), Kathryn Boule (as "Grace Farrell"), Stacey Lynn Brass (as "Duffy"), Randall Ann Brooks (as "Duffy"), Shelley Bruce (as "Molly" [Alternate] / "Annie" [from 6 Mar 1978-?], David Brummel (as "Ensemble" / "Howe" / "Jimmy Johnson"), Shelly Burch (as "A Star to Be" / "Annette" / "Ensemble" / "Ronnie Boylan" / "Sophie, the Kettle"), Martha Byrne (as "July"), Penny Marie Chaney (as "Pepper"), Keene Curtis (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Caroline Daly (as "Pepper"), John Deyle (as "Bert Healy" / "Fred McCracken" / "Howe"), Dick Ensslen (as "Bert Healy"), Kim Fedena (as "Tessie" / "Kate"), Jodi Ford (as "July"), Gary Gendell (as "Dog Catcher" / "Honor Guard" / "Jimmy Johnson"), Alice Ghostley (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 15 Aug 1978-?], Donna Graham (as "July") [Alternate], Betty Hutton (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 19 Sep 1980-?], Chris Jamison, Timothy Jecko (as "Apple Seller" / "Ensemble" / "Howe" / "Jimmy Johnson"), Lynn Kearney (as "Grace Farrell"), Kathy-Jo Kelly (as "July"), Tara Kennedy (as "Kate"), Anne Kerry (as "Grace Farrell"), R. Martin Klein (as "Bundles McCloskey" / "Ensemble" / "Ickes" / "Sound Effects Man"), Ruth Kobart (as "Miss Hannigan"), Marcia Lewis (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 29 Apr 1981-?], Annie McGreevey (as "Lily St. Regis"), Beth McVey (as "A Star to Be" / "Annette" / "Ensemble" / "Ronnie Boylan" / "Sophie, the Kettle"), Sarah Jessica Parker (as "July" / Annie" [from 6 Mar 1979-?]"), Mary Bracken Phillips (as "Grace Farrell"), Lola Powers (as "Ensemble" / "Mrs. Pugh" / "NBC Page" / "Perkins"), Harve Presnell (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Rhodes Reason (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Jane Robertson (as "Annette" /Ronnie Boylan"), Larry Ross (as "Dog Catcher/Ensemble/Honor Guard"), Rita Rudner (as "Lily St. Regis"), Marianne Sanazaro (as "Cecille" / "Connie Boylan/Ensemble"), Karen Schleifer (as "Kate"), John Schuck (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Allison Smith (as "Annie") [from 29 Jan 1980- ?], Dorothy Stanley (as "Lily St. Regis"), Donna Thomason (as "Bonnie Boylan/Ensemble/Mrs. Greer"), Jenn Thompson (as "Pepper"), Alfred Toigo (as "F.D.R./Harry"), Ann Ungar (as "Annette" [from 26 Aug 1977- 27 Jan 1980]/Ensemble [from 26 Aug 1977- 27 Jan 1980]/Ronnie Boylan [from 26 Aug 1977- 27 Jan 1980]"), Henrietta Valor (as "Ensemble/Mrs. Pugh/NBC Page/Perkins"), Richard Walker (as "Dog Catcher/Ensemble/Hull"), Dolores Wilson (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 21 Aug 1979- ?]. Swings: Roy Meachum, Aileen Quinn. Understudies: Tiffany Blake (as "Annie"), Don Bonnell (as "Ensemble"), Shelley Bruce (as "Annie"), David Brummel (as "Drake"), Dick Ensslen (as "F.D.R."), Kim Fedena (as "Duffy/July/Kate/Pepper/Tessie"), Timothy Jecko (as "Drake"), Tara Kennedy (as "Molly"), Laura Kerr (as "Duffy/July/Kate/Pepper/Tessie"), Beth McVey (as "Lily St. Regis"), Roy Meachum (as "F.D.R."), O'Malley (as "Sandy"), Lola Powers (as "Miss Hannigan"), Jane Robertson (as "Ensemble/Lily"), Larry Ross (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Donna Thomason (as "Grace Farrell"), Ann Ungar (as "Miss Hannigan"), Henrietta Valor (as "Miss Hannigan"), Richard Walker (as "Bert Healy"), Mimi Wallace (as "Ensemble"). [During ANTA Playhouse run:] June Havoc (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 6 Oct 1982- ?], Marcia Lewis (as "Miss Hannigan"). [During Eugene O'Neill Theatre run:] Jennine Babo (as "Duffy"), Caroline Daly (as "Pepper"), Roxanne Dundish (as "Molly"), Sherry Dundish (as "Duffy"), Richard Sabellico (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Guy Stroman (as "Rooster Hannigan"). Swing: Joy Merri. Understudy: Sherry Dundish (as "Molly"). [During Uris Theatre run:] Janet Aldrich (as "A Star to Be"), Dorothy Andres (as "Molly"), Laura Baker (as "July"), Shelly Burch (as "A Star to Be"), Kia Goodwin (as "Kate" / "Tessie"), Alyson Kirk (as "Kate/Annie [from 2 Sep 1982- ?], Hally McGehean (as "Pepper"), Lauren Mitchell (as "Grace Farrell"), Nicole Nowicki (as "Kate"), Becky Snyder (as "July"), Julie Stevens (as "Pepper"), Stephanie Vine (as "July" / "Tessie" / "Pepper"). Swings: Loren Kaufman, Stephanie Vine. Understudies: Becky Snyder (as "Annie"), Stephanie Vine (as "Duffy" / "July" / "Kate" / "Pepper" / "Tessie"). Produced by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mike Nichols, Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates Inc. and Icarus Productions. Produced in association with Peter Crane. NOTES: (1) Filmed as Annie (1982). (2) Ms. Brisebois is pictured among the CD liner notes of the original cast recording.
  • (1999) Contributed background vocals, piano and a songwriting credit on "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too", by New Radicals.
  • (1977) Stage: Appeared (as "Orphan Girl") in "Annie" on Broadway. NOTE: She is pictured among the CD liner notes of the original cast recording.
  • (2003) Backing vocalist on Kelly Clarkson's "Thankful" album.
  • (1985) Stage: Appeared in Ben Starr's play, "On The Level," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Shelley Berman in the cast.
  • (1998) Album: Wrote songs that appeared on The New Radicals album.
  • (2003) CD: Clay Aiken recorded one of her songs, "Perfect Day" on his album "Measure of A Man."
  • Co-wrote the single, "Unwritten", with Natasha Bedingfield and Wayne Rodrigues.
  • (1999) CD: "Portable Life" (RCA). NOTE: The CD was never released, but promo copies were produced.
  • Songwriter: Wrote "I'm Just Here for the Music" that Kylie Minogue recorded.
  • Jay Z used a sample of her voice from when she was in "Annie" for his song "Hard Knock Life".
  • (2001) Sings backup on Ronan Keating's (of Boyzone) debut solo album.

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