Like Mother Like Daughter: Kathy Brier Leaves Bway's Hairspray May 2

News   Like Mother Like Daughter: Kathy Brier Leaves Bway's Hairspray May 2 Kathy Brier will exit Broadway's Hairspray May 2, the same day Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein leaves the show.

Kathy Brier
Kathy Brier Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Brier plays Tracy Turnblad, the Baltimore teen who changes the face of local TV forever when she promotes integration on a dance show. She also falls in love and gets her mother, Edna, played by Fierstein, a fantastic makeover.

Michael McKean will fill Fierstein's pumps. No replacement has been announced for Brier, who recently received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her role on ABC-TV's "One Life to Live." She'll continue on the serial and appear as a recurring character on Playhouse Disney's "Jo Jo's Circus," for which she provides the voice of Babalulu.