Tuesday, 7 June 2016

'Hairspray Live' Casts Newcomer Maddie Baillio As Tracy Turnblad!!

Hey, she should ask Shanice Williams how life changes!!

Announced just minutes ago on the 'TODAY' show, newcomer Maddie Baillio will be taking on the leading role in NBC's 'Hairspray Live' as Tracy Turnblad!!

Baillio was chosen out of 1,000 actresses who auditioned for the role, and appeared on 'TODAY' this morning alongside Broadway legend, Tony winner Harvey Fierstein who will reprise his role as Tracy's mother Edna Turnblad.

Also announced for the December 7th live spectacle, are Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle and Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad.

We're still awaiting cast announcements for the rest of the cast, including leading man Link.

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