Remembering Shannon Tavarez: See the Talented Young Star Sing ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie

The loss of 11-year-old Shannon Tavarez on November 1 definitely touched members of the theater community, who remember the former Lion King star and her brave, public battle with leukemia. stumbled upon this incredible video of Tavarez singing “Tomorrow” from Annie at the Harlem School of the Arts and felt compelled to share it with our readers. Enjoy her hopeful performance and find out more about Tavarez and her mission to recruit possible bone marrow donors by visiting

Tavarez is also seen briefly in this 2009 video, shot backstage at The Lion King.
See her talk about her favorite holiday song below.