Nina West Is Hitting The 'Hairspray' Road As The Next Edna Turnblad

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' veteran will star in the national tour of the musical, which kicks off this fall. 'This is the role I’ve always wanted,' the act...

8/2/2021 5:37:00 PM

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' veteran will star in the national tour of the musical, which kicks off this fall. 'This is the role I’ve always wanted,' the actor said.

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' veteran will star in the national tour of the musical, which kicks off this fall. 'This is the role I’ve always wanted,' the act...

Niki Metcalf and Toneisha Harris as Tracy Turnblad and Motormouth Maybelle, respectively, with additional casting to be announced later.“This is the role I’ve always wanted,” said West, whose real name is Andrew Levitt. “Edna’s journey as a character is a journey I’ve been on ― not seeing how beautiful we are on the outside, not trusting we are worthy, being ashamed of ourselves. It’s a journey many of us go on, right?”

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Based onJohn Waters’ 1988 filmof the same name, “Hairspray” follows Tracy Turnblad, an energetic, fun-loving teen in 1960s Baltimore whose dream is to dance on the most popular variety show on TV. After landing a role, Tracy begins to campaign for the show to be desegregated so that she can share the spotlight with performers of color.

Jeremy DanielNina West will star as Edna Turnblad in the national tour of"Hairspray," opening Nov. 17 in San Diego, California.  Read more: HuffPostWomen »

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