Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth stars as Velma Von Tussle, the former Miss Baltimore Crabs, in NBC’s Hairspray Live!, which airs December 7 at 8 PM.
NBC has just released a musical preview of Chenoweth in character. Take a look.
The live broadcast of the Tony-winning Broadway musical also stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Sean Hayes, newcomer Maddie Baillio, and special guest stars Andrea Martin, Billy Eichner, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Fierstein has written the teleplay for the new adaptation, and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell serves as choreographer for the live production with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Kenny Leon directs alongside Alex Rudzinski as live television director.