NBC has released the first look of Hairspray Live! and the cast is full of some of our favorite performers.
In the promo clip, the cast is seen in colorful 60’s costumes, looking very magical. Including, Ariana Grande, who will be playing Penny Pingleton.
Maddie Baillio revealed to E News! that she will be playing the leading role of Tracy Turnblad. This will be her first big role, she stated, “I only told my mom and my dad, I’ve known for like two weeks. It’s been the hardest thing ever, to not tell everyone. I don’t know how they do it on Game of Thrones. I am so excited that I get to be part of this huge thing.”
Hairspray Live! will begin airing live from Los Angeles on December 7th at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Checkout the famous cast members below along with the role they will be playing.
Harvey Fierstein (Edna Turnblad), Jennifer Hudson ( Motormouth Maybelle), Ariana Grande(Penny Pingleton), Kristin Chenoweth(Velma Von Tussle), Martin Short(Wilbur Turnblad), Derek Hough( Corky Collins), Dove Cameron(Amber Von Tussle), Garett Clayton (Link Larkin), Sean Hayes (Mr. Pinky), Andrea Martin(Prudy Pingleton), and Rosie O’Donnell playing the Gym Teacher. Maddie Baillio is playing the lead role of Tracy Turnblad.
Written By: Adia Taylor