NBC continues its musical holiday tradition with “Hairspray Live,” a production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical taking place in 1962 Baltimore. Rising star Maddie Baillio joins the all-star cast of this musical event featuring Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Ephraim Sykes, and Shahadi Wright Joseph, with special appearances by Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, and Rosie O'Donnell. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original production was a massive Broadway hit running for more than 2,500 performances. Now, a Tony and Emmy-winning creative team, Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and a cast of showstoppers create an exciting new take from the sprawling backlots of Universal Studios.
The telecast will air on NBC Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.