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NBC's Hairspray Live Finds Its Tracy Turnblad! Watch The Amazing Moment Newcomer Maddie Baillio Learns She Got The Part!

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Maddie Baillio's stage presence is undeniable!

On Tuesday, the outgoing newcomer stopped by the Today Show to make the EXCITING announcement that she'll star as Tracy Turnblad in NBC's next big musical event, Hairspray Live!

Related: Jennifer Hudson Will Also Star In Hairspray Live!

For those who don't know, Tracy is the main character of the beloved and iconic musical. Over the years, stars like Nikki Blonsky and Ricki Lake have taken on the coveted role.

Luckily for us, Baillio gave us a personal introduction alongside comic icon Harvey Fierstein who will play her stage-mom Edna. In the adorable interview, the 20-year-old explained how she beat out 1,000 other hopefuls to don Tracy's big hair!

To make the situation even sweeter, Maddie revealed that she was just a college student living in League City, Texas before she got her big break:

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Epic News! Harvey Fierstein And Marissa Jaret Winokur Are Reprising Their Roles In Hairspray For Hollywood Bowl Production!

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Oh man! This is going to be absolutely fantastic!

Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur will reportedly be reprising their original Broadway company roles as Edna and Tracy Turnblad in the upcoming Hollywood Bowl summer production of Hairspray, which will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell!

Meanwhile, Drew Carey will take on the role of Wilbur Turnblad, Nick Jonas will be playing Link Larkin, John Stamos is Corny Collins, and Corbin Blue will play Seaweed! Diana DaGarmo, Mo Gaffney, Darlene Love, and Tara Macri also star in the production, which will run from August 5th-7th!

This really is so, SO exciting!

We wonder who will fill out the rest of the cast!

Not that it matters! We can't wait to see this just as is!

What do U think?? Will U go see the Hollywood Bowl's Hairspray?

[Image via WENN.]

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