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Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell Added To ‘Hairspray Live!’ Cast

Sean Hayes will play the role of Mr. Pinky, dress shop owner, in NBC’s holiday presentation of Hairspray Live! Rosie O’Donnell will play the gym teacher in the live adaptation of the 60’s set musical, producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan announced during the live holiday special’s TCA panel, happening now.

At the January TCA, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the executive producers behind NBC’s live musical franchise, would return for the next one: Hairspray Live!.Zadan and Meron produced the 2007Hairspray movie. This will be NBC’s fourth consecutive live musical, following The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wiz.