Telsey & Company Casting is now looking for actors, singers and models to work on the upcoming NBC musical special Hairspray LIVE! 

NBC is now casting the lead role of Tracy Turnblad.

Tracy Turnblad: Female to play high school age. Must be heavyset. Outgoing, unstoppable, good-hearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality. Loves to dance. Becomes a teen heroine. Strong pop belt singer and great mover. *Must be 18-years-old or older.

NBC’s Hairspray Live! Auditions will be held on:

 Sunday, April 24th, 2016

10:00am – 2:00 pm (Sign-in begins at 9:oo am)

315 W. 43rd St., 10th Floor

New York, NY 10036

Please come prepared to sing a short portion of “Good Morning Baltimore” a cappella. You can find an example of the song in the YouTube video below:

Please bring a copy of your picture/resume with full contact information. Please email with any questions!

About Hairspray Live!:

“Hairspray Live” is the fourth television musical event for NBC, following after this past December’s “The Wiz Live,” which followed the net’s first special “Sound of Music Live” in 2013 and then “Peter Pan Live” in 2014.

“In keeping with our desire to bring the best of Broadway to our live musicals, we’ve assembled the Broadway dream team of Tony Award winners for ‘Hairspray Live,’” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to have director Kenny Leon, who knocked ‘The Wiz Live’ way out of the park, and Jerry Mitchell, the original choreographer of ‘Hairspray’ and who is the director of two smash hit musicals running on Broadway right now.”

“Hairspray Live” is based on John Waters’ original 1988 film, starring Ricki Lake, and subsequent musical stage production, which ran on Broadway from 2002 until 2009.


For more details check out the Hairspray Live! casting call details below:

NBC’s Hairspray Live! Open Casting Call

NBC Hairspray Live!


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