CAST ADDITION TO 'HAIRSPRAY LIVE'
(AP) — Billy on the Street is moving to the Baltimore -- of "Hairspray Live!" Entertainment Weekly reports comedian and actor Billy Eichner is joing NBC's live production of the musical, as local Baltimore newscaster Rob Barker.
It was announced earlier this month that Broadway performers Ephraim Sykes and Shahadi Wright Joseph are also joining the cast of NBC's "Hairspray Live!"
Sykes, an original company member with the hit musical "Hamilton," will play Seaweed J. Stubbs in "Hairspray Live!"
Wright Joseph will play Seaweed's sister, Little Inez, NBC said Wednesday. The actress' credits include the musicals "The Lion King" and "School of Rock."
Previously announced cast members for "Hairspray Live!" include Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Martin Short.
The musical is scheduled to air Dec. 7 on NBC.