Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Masked Singer panelist and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger has signed on to play Grace, Daddy Warbucks' chief of staff, in NBC's upcoming, musical production, Annie Live!
"I'm so excited to be playing the role of Grace Farrell for NBC's Annie Live! Musical theater has always made my heart soar, so I'm over the moon to join this amazing cast for such a great classic," Scherzinger said in a statement Thursday.
NBC said the newcomer who will play the plucky titular orphan will be announced soon.
Lear deBessonet and Alex Rudzinski are directing the TV adaptation of the Tony-winning, 1977 Broadway musical, which was inspired by the newspaper comic strip, Little Orphan Annie.
The musical was twice made into a theatrical movie.