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According to Jimmy Kimmel, all a person needs is red hair! The comic recruited singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran to participate in a bit about the beloved musical on Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
"NBC announced recently they're planning a live televised production of the musical Peter Pan, and what's infesting about that is Peter Pan will be played by the very talented Allison Williams, who is a woman. She's on the HBO show Girls," the 46-year-old late night host told his studio audience. "That's great, but tonight I have the honor of announcing that my network, ABC, has decided to top them."
"On Nov. 3, we will be hearing a lie production of the musical Annie," he said, "and here tonight to give us a sneak preview, the actor who will be playing the lead role of little orphan Annie...Mr. Ed Sheeran!"
Sheeran, 23, wore the character's iconic red dress. He walked on stage with a dog, Sandy.
"Annie is furrier than Sandy, it turns out!" Kimmel joked.