Hairspray Live! has rounded out its cast with the addition of Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock). The two will portray, respectively, Seaweed J. Stubbs and Little Inez.
More than 1,000 young women from around the globe (as far away as Australia) braved a chilly New York spring morning to line up for the chance to audition for the role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC’s Hairspray Live! which will air on December 7th.
NBC is looking for a young woman with an extraordinary voice to play Tracy Turnblad in its holiday production of Hairspray Live!
Casting directors will be looking for a female, 18 or older to play high school age. She must be heavyset, be outgoing, unstoppable, good-hearted with a vibrant, loveable, high-spirited personality who loves to dance. A strong pop belt singer and great mover who can become a teen heroine.
Candidates need to be prepared to sing the song “Good Morning Baltimore” a cappella.