Billy Eichner (The Difficult People) has joined the cast of upcoming NBC’s next major musical adaption Hairspray Live!
Eichner will play Rob Barker, the TV newsman who relays the story of Tracy Turnblad’s escape from prison in order to integrate a popular dance program. He confirmed the news himself on his Twitter.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 21, 2016
Hairspray Live! is the TV adaption of the popular musical about a teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.
Hairspray Live! premieres on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8/7c