With this cast, you can’t stop the beat!
In NBC’s fourth live musical, they’re taking it back to the ’60s with Hairspray Live! The musical first premiered on Broadway in 2002, inspired by the 1988 non-musical movie of the same name. In 2007, a feature film based on the musical starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, and more hit the big screen. Now, the show is getting the live treatment from NBC, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Like NBC’s 2015 production of The Wiz Live!, the network is currently searching for an unknown actress to take on the lead role. But our new Tracy Turnblad will be surrounded by some major star power. Check out who has already been confirmed to appear in Hairspray Live! below along with their characters.
Full Cast of Hairspray Live!
Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle
Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad
Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad
Derek Hough as Corny Collins
More cast announcements to come – stay tuned!
Hairspray Live! will film in Los Angeles and air on Wednesday, December 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC.