Kristin Chenoweth joins NBC’s Hairspray Live!

© Kristin Chenoweth via Twitter.

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Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Velma Von Tussle ­— the self-promoting and manipulative producer of The Corny Collins Show who will stop at nothing to make her daughter, Amber, the star that Velma never was.

The Wicked star joins the previously announced all-star cast of Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio.

“We are so excited and fortunate that Kristin — one of the best musical performers in the world — wants to come and play with us on ‘Hairspray,’” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

“Everything she does is incredible, going back to the iconic Glinda in ‘Wicked,’ and there’s no one better to play Velma Von Tussle. Each year we find that more and more of the top talent in our business wants to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of these live musicals, and the bigger the roster of stars, the better the event. This one is shaping up to be one of our best!”

Hairspray LIVE will be directed by Kenny Leon with the musical’s orignial choreographer Jerry Mitchell.will be directed by Kenny Leon with the musical’s orignial choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

NBC’s Hairspray Live! will air Wednesday 7 December.

More information can be found here



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