A dream Hairspray cast set for Marriott


HAIRSPRAY serves up an all-star cast and leading the pack is Marriott Theatre and Chicagoland favorite Ross Lehman (Hot Mikado, The Producers) as Edna Turnblad. Marissa Perry as Tracy Turnblad and Constantine Rousouli as Link Larkin come to the Marriott Theatre fresh off the Broadway stage, having just closed the New York production of HAIRSPRAY. The Marriott’s production also stars Heidi Kettenring as Penny Pingleton, Johanna Mckenzie Miller as Amber Von Tussle, Hollis Resnik as Velma Von Tussle, Gene Weygandt as Wilbur Turnblad, Bernie Yvon as Corney Collins, Josh Breckenridge as Seaweed J. Stubs and E. Faye Butler as Motormouth Maybelle.

Full announcement here.

HOLLIS? E. FAYE? KETTENRING? On the SAME STAGE? I nearly fainted reading this press release. I wasn’t that excited about seeing this — but now? Forgettaboutit. I’m there. I also hear Marissa is a great Tracy (she played her on Broadway for a spell) and Ross is a local favorite, getting rave reviews for his Max Bialystock in Marriott’s The Producers.

Hairspray opens at the Marriott Theatre on September 23 and runs through December 6, 2009.

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7 thoughts on “A dream Hairspray cast set for Marriott

  1. I love Hairspray. The music is just so catchy and it’s a great story. Plus, it’s a truly integrated musical with substantive roles for white and black performers. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Thanks for the notice!!! I LOVE the cast and can’t wait. I have to check my tickets to see when I’m going but I might have to see it a few times. Ross, Hollis and E. Faye in the same show belting. I don’t know much about Kettenring. Hope all is well.

    1. Kettenring I saw in Wicked (ugh — but she was good as Nessa Rose, which she played off and on for 3+ years) and Spelling Bee at Marriott (as Olive). Love her.

      Let’s try to coordinate our schedules!

  3. I Want my Future National Tour Cast of Hairspray includes Lindsay Mendez as Tracy Turnblad, Daniel Jenkins as Edna Turnblad, Audra McDonald as Motormouth Maybelle, Jeff Binder as Wilbur Turnblad, Carolyn Ockert Haythe as Velma Von Tussle, Annaleigh Ashford as Amber Von Tussle, Chris Warren Jr. as Seaweed J. Stubbs, DeQuina Moore as Inez, Stephen Lynch as Corny Collins, Katie Rose Clarke as Penny Pingleton, Kyle Dean Massey as Link Larkin, Jan Neuberger as Prudy Pingleton/Gym Teacher/Matron & Sean McCourt as Harriman F. Spritzer/Principal/Mr. Pinky/Guard, Amber Efe/Gabrielle Dennis/Monique Coleman as The Dynamites.

    The Hairspray ensemble comprises Kristoffer Cusick as Brad, Celina Carvajal as Tammy, Sean Palmer as Fender, Demi Lovato as Brenda, Jeff McLean as Sketch, Selena Gomez as Shelley, Drew Seeley as I.Q, Veronica J. Kuehn as Lou Ann, Brandon Matthieus as Gilbert, Derrick Williams as Duane, Brandi Chavonne Massey as Lorraine, Brandon Gonzales as Thad

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