North Shore Hairspray Finds Its Tracy; Vogt is Edna

News   North Shore Hairspray Finds Its Tracy; Vogt is Edna Bridie Carroll, a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, will play the outspoken Baltimore high schooler Tracy Turnblad in the North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming production of Hairspray.
Bridie Carroll as Hairspray's Tracy Turnblad
Bridie Carroll as Hairspray's Tracy Turnblad Photo by Paul Lyden

Playbill.com has also learned that Paul C. Vogt, who succeeded Harvey Fierstein in the Las Vegas company of the Tony-winning musical, will play Tracy's full-figured mom Edna. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Directed and choreographed by Barry Ivan, Hairspray is scheduled to play the Massachusetts venue Oct. 24-Nov. 19.

Hairspray, according to press notes, concerns Tracy Turnblad, a "big girl with big dreams and even bigger hair. She’ll do whatever it takes to claim a spot on a popular television dance show, win the heart of Link Larkin, and turns the town upside down in her efforts to racially integrate television."

Bridie Carroll has appeared in productions of Bye, Bye Birdie; 42nd Street; I Love a Piano; City of Angels; The Rivals; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Anything Goes; and Forward.

Paul C. Vogt appeared in the Las Vegas production of Hairspray as well as Garry Marshall's Happy Days: The Family Musical! His other theatrical credits include Assassins, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet and Greater Tuna. On screen Vogt has been seen in "The Rerun Show," "MADtv," "Princess Diaries 2," "Good Boy" and "Raising Helen."

Hairspray, based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, currently plays the Neil Simon Theatre. The show won 2003 Tony Awards for Best Score (Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman), Best Book (Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell), Best Actress in a Musical (Marissa Jaret Winokur), Best Actor (Harvey Fierstein), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Dick Latessa), Best Costume Design (William Ivey Long), Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.