Wednesday, December 7 on NBC (8-11 p.m. ET); Reprise telecast: Monday, December 26 (8-11 p.m. ET)
Edna Turnblad, "Hairspray Live!"
Actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein will reprise the Tony Award-winning role he created on Broadway as Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray Live!,” set for Dec. 7 on NBC.
Fierstein is the author of the revised book for the new smash hit production of “Funny Girl,” currently running in London, and wrote the teleplay for NBC’s broadcast of “The Wiz Live!,” which aired in 2015. An updated production of “The Wiz” will be heading to Broadway with his new book.
He has also penned the Tony and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical “Kinky Boots” as well as the recent Broadway hits “Newsies” (T...