First seen in the John Waters movie, "Hairspray," Tracy Turnblad is the portly Baltimore teen who changes the face of local TV forever when she promotes integration on a dance show. She also falls in love with the coolest guy in school and gets her mother, Edna, played by Fierstein, a fantastic makeover.
The role of Tracy was created by Marissa Jaret Winokur, who won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical in 2003.
Michael McKean ("Laverne & Shirley," "This Is Spinal Tap") will fill Fierstein's pumps May 4, nurturing Jibson.
* Brier 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.