Kristin Chenoweth took to her social media accounts on Tuesday to announce some exciting news! Chenoweth revealed that she will be playing Velma Von Tussle in the upcoming Hairspray Live for NBC this December!
Chenoweth had been teasing some big news for a few days, some thought it was related to Wicked which just announced a big screen adaption of the tony award winning musical, while others guessed correctly about her joining Hairspray!
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) June 21, 2016
Hairspray is the 5th musical adaption that NBC has done! Over the last few years the network has brought The Sound Of Music:Live, Peter Pan Live, The Wiz Live!, and Grease Live all to life during the holiday season since 2013!
— Neil Meron (@neilmeron) June 21, 2016
It’s no surprise that Chenoweth is part of this project, she has been doing television for some time. Splitting her time between musical productions and guest starring in series such as Glee, which showcased her musical talents!
Chenoweth is a former Broadway superstar and originated the role of Galinda in Wicked. We can’t wait to see her in Hairspray Live!