| Lilla Crawford|
| February 23, 2001 (age 14) (2001-02-23) Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Into the Woods, Little Miss Perfect
Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep
Lilla Crawford (born February 23, 2001) is an American actress best known for portraying the title role in the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie. She made her feature-film debut playing Red Riding Hood in the 2014 Disney film Into the Woods. Beginning in 2017, Crawford voices the leading character in the Nickelodeon series Sunny Day.
Lilla Crawford was raised in Los Angeles, California. She began her career at the age of six in a Cool Whip commercial, and since then has appeared in several more. She states that she begged her mother to find her an agent because it was her dream to be an animated voice and a star on Broadway, and was not pushed into becoming an actress. Crawford has also participated in many shows at the iconic 54 Below broadway club, including those sponsored by Scott Alan and Don't Quit Your Night Job. She also has a little sister, Savvy Crawford, who performed in 'Amélie, A New Musical' on Broadway as Young Amélie, which closed on Broadway in May 2017. Lilla is also a supporter of many charities such as Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids and Broadway Barks of which she has performed numbers at events. She currently resides in Midtown, New York and is actively participating in and auditioning for numerous projects.
Crawford moved from Los Angeles to New York City where she made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Debbie in the closing cast of the musical Billy Elliot. She previously auditioned for the role while she had been on vacation in New York City. Later, after a nationwide search, she won the title role in James Lapine’s 2012 revival of the Tony-winning musical Annie at the age of 11 after having previously been in a community theatre production of the same show, where she played Bert Healy. She competed against over 5,000 other girls auditioning to play Annie over a span of nine months. After her initial audition in New York she had five or six callbacks, the final one with a dozen girls. While performing in Annie, she filmed the Broadway.com video blog "Simply Red" for the show, which earned her a broadway.com title of "most clicked stars of 2013". She has also played "The Little Girl" in Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall, alongside Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, and many others. Additionally, Crawford played Little Katie in a workshop production of Home the Musical by Scott Alan in New York City. Crawford has also appeared in a workshop of Melissa Arctic.
Crawford made her feature-film debut playing Little Red Riding Hood in the Disney film adaption of the musical Into the Woods, a role that was originally given to Sophia Grace Brownlee. The film was released on December 25, 2014. As of 2017, Crawford voices the leading character on the Nickelodeon animated series Sunny Day.
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