“HAIRSPRAY LIVE!” COMING TO NEWS 3 ON DECEMBER 7
According to BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, “You can’t stop the motion of…Hairspray Live!’s casting announcements. Emmy® winners and Broadway veterans Rosie O’Donnell and Sean Hayes have joined the cast of NBC’s broadcast, as the gym teacher and Mr. Pinky, respectively, as well as Disney Channel standouts Garrett Clayton and Dove Cameron as Link Larkin and Amber Von Tussle.
The live event, which will air on December 7, will be headlined by newcomer Maddie Baillio, as Tracy Turnblad. The lineup also includes Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad (reprising his Tony® -winning performance from the original production), Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Martin Short as Wilbur and Derek Hough as Corny Collins.
Expect plenty of names familiar to the Broadway community to appear in the ensemble.