The Playbill announcement was issued yesterday, 9/21/2016! We learned about Tommy's selection over a month ago, but couldn't say anything until it was official.
Please join us in congratulating Tommy on this tremendous opportunity to work with Hairspray stars Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, recreating his Tony-winning Broadway role as Edna Turnblad, as well as Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Andrea Martin as Prudy Pingleton, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Ephraim Sykes as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Shahadi Wright Joseph as Little Inez,Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky, Rosie O’Donnell as the gym teacher, Paul Vogt as Mr. Spritzer, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle and newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad.
Be sure to tune in on December 7th to see all these amazing folks, plus an outstanding ensemble choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.
* Tommy is the son of SoundBeacon founder and CEO, Glenna Rhea Bowman.