Lilla Crawford (Annie) made her Broadway debut in 2011, playing Debbie in the closing cast of Billy Elliot on Broadway. She was featured in a workshop production of Craig Wright’s Melissa Arctic. She has also performed in 14 shows with YADA (Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts) in her native Los Angeles.
Emily Rosenfeld (Molly) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut as Molly in this production of ANNIE. She is an eight-year-old singer, actor and dancer who hails from Westchester, NY. Emily’s love affair with the theater began when she stepped on the Star Kidz stage at the age of three. She continued performing at Random Farms Kids’ Theater; favorite roles include: Gretl in The Sound of Music, Dickon in The Secret Garden, Michael Darling in Peter Pan and Big Jule in Guys and Dolls. Emily recently appeared as Hendrika in the Off-Broadway Actor’s Fund benefit reading of Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical. She also sings with the Broadway Youth Ensemble and enjoys creating works of art and writing original plays and music in her spare time. Emily is grateful to Amelia DeMayo, Gulnara Mitzanova, Renae Baker, Janine Molinari, Gail Pennington Crutchfield, her agent - David Doan at Generation TV and most importantly, her supportive and loving friends and family.
Tyrah Skye Odoms (Kate) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut playing Kate in ANNIE. The seven-year-old New Jersey native has performed with the Maple Shade Community Alliance Summer Theatre Program, the MSHS Performing Arts Department and the Bridge Players Theatre. Tyrah has even had the privilege of opening up for Diverse Pop Group! In addition to her stage experience, Tyrah has been featured in several print campaigns and runway shows, such as New York Fashion Week. She has previously studied ballet and jazz with the Marcia Hyland Dance Company. Tyrah would like to send her love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Tyree and the rest of her family and friends. Special thanks also go to the following people who have helped support Tyrah’s ambitions: Gina Amato, John Demchak, Katie McBurnie, Rose Young, Telsey & Company, Sabina (KRS) and Barry Kolker (Carson Org.). Tyrah cannot wait to work with Tony Award-winning director James Lapine, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and the entire Broadway cast of ANNIE!
Junah Jang (Tessie) is thrilled to make her Broadway debut at age nine. She has performed at youth theaters: Seussical The Musical (Jojo), Annie (Molly), The Sound of Music (Gretl), Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Shulie). Thanks to Jill, Bob, Trent, Melissa and friends for support. Special thanks and love to Mom, Dad, Minoo, and family.
Georgi James (Pepper) 11 years old, played the role of Debbie in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot and was also seen on Broadway in A Tale of Two Cities. She played Olive Hoover in the premiere of James Lapine and William Finn’s Little Miss Sunshine at La Jolla Playhouse. Recently, Georgi has been a proud part of the development of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Fun Home, a musical based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. She was also part of the award-winning ensemble cast who performed Horton Foote’s nine-act play The Orphans’ Home Cycle at both Hartford Stage and Signature Theatre Company. Georgi currently plays bass guitar at The School of Rock where she performs with their house band, playing Jersey Shore venues including the legendary Stone Pony. She is grateful to everyone at Telsey and Co., James Lapine, Mark Schneider, Arielle Tepper Madover and the entire creative team for this amazing opportunity. She sends love and thanks to her teachers Devin Ilaw, Steven Silverstein, Amelia DeMayo, ADA and Dance Molinari. Love and a big thank you to her family and agent Barry Kolker for always supporting her. Georgi’s mom played an orphan 30 years ago in Broadway’s National touring company of Annie and is so proud to be following in her footsteps.
Madi Rae DiPietro (July) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut as July in ANNIE. Born and raised in San Diego, California, 12-year-old Madi Rae made her musical theater debut at the La Jolla Playhouse as a pageant girl in Little Miss Sunshine. She has also appeared in the Lyceum Theatre’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in their holiday production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. An accomplished dancer, Madi Rae has trained in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical dance as well as in musical theatre and choreography. She made her television debut in the NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives” when she was six. Since then, she has been featured in numerous commercials for Disney Resorts, Legoland, Walmart and Hasbro Toys. When not performing, Madi Rae enjoys golf, swimming and skiing and is an aspiring artist. She is excited to be living in New York City and to be a part of this amazing cast.
Taylor Richardson (Duffy, u/s Annie ) is excited to make her Broadway debut in ANNIE. She is from Richmond, VA where she loves to read and write stories. Her most recent regional credit is as “Susan Waverly” in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Taylor has been dancing since age 3 with Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance and has won multiple dance titles and awards across the region. She takes voice lessons with Cathy Motley-Fitch and plays piano and accordion. She would like to thank her mom, dad, and little brother Sawyer for making the move to NYC and helping make her dream come true!
Jaidyn Young (Standby for Annie, Pepper, Duffy, July) age 11, is ecstatic to be living a dream come true, making her Broadway debut in her very favorite show! Regional: Annie in Annie (Performance Riverside), Marta in The Sound of Music (3D Theatricals), Child Soloist at age 7 for Glory of Christmas (Crystal Cathedral), also in the National Merit film Voice in Silence as the lead role Abby. Thanks to all who have inspired and believed in me: Jodie Bowman at KSR, Telsey Casting, Jason Wooten, TJ Dawson, Roger Castellanos, Patrick Hediger, Tracy Berry, my friends and incredible family! Especially mom, dad, and my sister.
Last updated by Julie Stevens May 15, 2012.