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