NBC's Hairspray Live Looking For Teen Actress

NBC’s “Hairspray Live” Seeking Teen Actresses 18+ in New York City

Following the success for “The Wiz Live“, NBC is assembling an all-star cast and team of Broadway’s finest and most talented creatives for it’s upcoming production of “Hairspray Live”. You have a chance to work with some of the best! This will be the network’s latest stage musical. The telecast will air on NBC on December 7th at 8:00 E.T./ 5:00 p.m. P.T. Telsey + Company is now looking for actors, singers and models to work on the upcoming NBC musical special Hairspray LIVE!

About “Hairspray”

The Broadway show is based on the 1988 John Waters film. Hairspray follows lovable optimist Tracy Turnblad as she follows her dream, turning Baltimore upside down as she goes. This eight-time Tony Award winner boasts big hair, bigger fun and some of the most toe-tapping good times around. The show will be directed by the director of The Wiz Live, Tony Award winning Broadway Director Kenny Leon. Jerry Mitchell, the original choreographer of ‘Hairspray,’ will also be apart of the show. Harvey Fierstein will be writing the adaptation for TV since he played the role of Edna Turnblad more than 1,000 times and won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical!

What They Are Looking For

Casting directors are holding auditions for females ages 18 and up to play high school age for the role of Tracy Turnblad, the lead of the show! They are seeking a heavyset woman for the role. Tracy is an outgoing, unstoppable and good-hearted with a vibrant, lovable and spirited personality. She loves to dance. She becomes a teen heroine. Actress should be a strong pop belt singer and great mover.

How To Apply

If you fit what they are looking for and would like to audition, you should attend the open call at the date, time and location below. Actresses should be prepared to sing a short portion of “Good Morning Baltimore” a capella.

Sunday, April 24th, 2016
10:00am – 2:00 pm (Sign-in begins at 9:oo am)
Telsey + Company
315 W. 43rd St., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Email Hairsprayopencall@gmail.com with any questions. You should bring a copy of your headshot or picture and resume with your full contact information.

Leave a Casting Response

3 Casting Responses

  1. Teerdha Nambiar

    Can you try out if your 14 but you look 18?

  2. Ana Parrott

    Hello, My name is Ana Parrott, I have worked in several TV shows, I am looking for a Principal Role 40 to 50 average age. Thank you

  3. khadi kaltouma

    Hello My name is khadi and i’m 18 years old i have ever dream to be an actress and i have a beautiful voice believe me i can play all types of rôles thanx to consired me