Kristin Chenoweth announced she will be joining the amazing cast of “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle, the former Miss Baltimore Crabs, in NBC’s live production coming this December. Chenoweth will be costarring with the very talented Harvey Fierstein, Martin Short and Jennifer Hudson, who were previously announced in the cast.
Live television director Alex Rudzinski ( Grease Live!) will join director Kenny Leon ( The Wiz Live!) to stage the broadcast. Zadan and Meron (the upcoming A Few Good Men Live!) serve as executive producers of Hairspray Live! Fierstein will provide a new teleplay, and Jerry Mitchell ( Kinky Boots, On Your Feet!) will serve as choreographer for the live production with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ( Smash, Catch Me If You Can and Broadway’s upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).