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:
Aww, what a dream come true! We’re so happy for Ms. Baillio.
Check out Maddie’s Today Show sit down (below)!
Well, we’re just dying to see Harvey get his Edna on alongside the newbie. It looks like these two will be great costars!
As for the moment the Texas native learned that she got the role, you can watch it go down (below)!
Fans will be able to watch Maddie do her thing on Wednesday, December 7 via NBC.
[Image via NBC.]