PHOTO CALL: McKean, Others Bid Farewell to Hairspray to Make Room for Vilanch

News   PHOTO CALL: McKean, Others Bid Farewell to Hairspray to Make Room for Vilanch Current Edna Michael McKean bows out and hands over his heels to Bruce Vilanch on Oct. 5. The cast and crew threw a farewell party for the departing members of Broadway's Hairspray on Oct. 3.

From Top: Jackie Hoffman and John Waters, Dick Latessa (left) and Matthew Morrison
From Top: Jackie Hoffman and John Waters, Dick Latessa (left) and Matthew Morrison

McKean was the mega-musical's second Edna, following Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein.

Azalea Restaurant on West 51st Street in New York City hosted the star-populated farewell party. Among the many in attendance were Jackie Hoffman and John Waters, Dick Latessa and Matthew Morrison, and departing cast members Travy Jai Edwards, McKean and Jennifer Gambatese.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben


From Left: Travy Jai Edwards, Michael McKean and Jennifer Gambatese
From Left: Travy Jai Edwards, Michael McKean and Jennifer Gambatese