Thursday, June 23

Kristin Chenoweth joins Harvey Fierstein and Jennifer Hudson in Hairspray LIVE

Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray LIVE which will be broadcast on 7th December 2016.

She will be playing  Velma Von Tussle, joining  Harvey Fierstein who, as well as writing the screenplay for the live broadcast, will reprise the role of Edna Turnblad which he originated on Broadway.

The cast also includes Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad and Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Kenny Leon (director of "The Wiz Live!") and Hairspray's original Broadway choreographer Jerry Mitchell with Maddie Baillio making her professional debut as Tracy.

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