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Marissa Jaret Winokur to Return to Hairspray December 9 logo
Marissa Jaret Winokur
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Marissa Jaret Winokur will reprise her Tony-winning performance as Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray, currently performing at the Neil Simon Theatre, beginning December 9 and will remain in the show through the final performance on January 4.

Based on the hit film by John Waters, Hairspray has music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Whitman, and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. The show is directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

In addition to her award-winning work in Hairspray, Winokur was a fan favorite on season six of Dancing With the Stars. Her films include American Beauty, Fever Pitch, Scary Movie, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Never Been Kissed, and Beautiful Girl.

Original star Harvey Fierstein recently rejoined the cast as devoted stage mother Edna Turnblad. The cast also includes Karen Mason as Velma Von Tussle, Tevin Campbell as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Ken Marks as Wilbur Turnblad, Charlotte Crossle as Motormouth Maybelle, Kate Loprest as Amber Von Tussle, Constantine Rousoul as Link Larkin, Kevin Meaney as Male Authority Figure, Susan Mosher as Female Authority Figure, Melissa Van Pelt as Inez, Niki Scalera as Penny Pingleton, and Clarke Thorell as Corny Collins.

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