Wednesday, December 7 on NBC (8-11 p.m. ET); Reprise telecast: Monday, December 26 (8-11 p.m. ET)
Tracy Turnblad, "Hairspray Live!"
Maddie Baillio will star as Tracy Turnblad in NBC’s upcoming holiday musical “Hairspray Live!”
Baillio, an accomplished singer and dancer from League City, Texas, with no professional theater experience, won the role of Tracy Turnblad at an enormous open casting call attended by nearly 1,000 hopefuls.
A sophomore at Marymount Manhattan College, she has had starring roles in the school’s productions of “Once Upon a Mattress” (Winnifred) and “Dracula, the Musical” (Dracula). Baillio was named 2014 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador and in 2015 performed with Michael Feins...