The highly anticipated live musical event Hairspray Live! airs tonight with a cast that includes stars like Jennifer Hudson and Martin Short. The show will take place in the 1960s and will feature newcomer Maddie Baillio as the lead role of Tracy Turnblad. For more details on the cast, what time the show airs, what channel to watch and more, read on below.
AIR DATE: December 7, 2016
TIME: 8 p.m. – 10:55 p.m. ET live, 7 p.m. CT, and 8 p.m. PT (time delay)
TV CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel NBC is in your area. You can also use the NBC channel finder to look for your local stations by clicking here.
Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad
Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad
Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle
Dove Cameron as Amber Von Tussle
Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle
Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin
Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton
Derek Hough as Corny Collins
Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad
Ephraim Sykes as Seaweed J. Stubbs
Shahadi Wright Joseph as Little Inez
Billy Eichner as Rob Barker
Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky
Andrea Martin as Prudy Pingleton
Rosie O’Donnell as The Gym Teacher
Paul Vogt as Harriman F. Spritzer
Ricki Lake & Marissa Jaret Winokur as Mr. Pinky’s Girls
SHOW SYNOPSIS: In 1962 Baltimore, overweight teen Tracy Turnblad becomes a local celebrity after landing a role dancing on “The Corny Collins Show” and embarks on a campaign to integrate the all-white program.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The songs “The Big Dollhouse” and “The New Girl in Town” from the stage production are not in the live show. The show was written by Harvey Fierstein.