Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ed Sheeran played a role he will likely never revisit: little orphan Annie from the musical Annie.
It was all in good fun, as Jimmy Kimmel was poking fun at the live televised production of Peter Pan.
“NBC announced recently they’re planning a live televised production of the musical Peter Pan, and what’s interesting 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,” Kimmel said. “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 having a live production of the musical Annie, and here tonight to give us a sneak preview, the actor who will be playing the lead role of little orphan Annie – please welcome Mr. Ed Sheeran!”
Sheeran then walked onto the stage dressed as Annie from head to toe in her famous red dress, socks and black flats. As he opened his mouth to sing “Tomorrow,” he quickly changed his mind.