Derek Hough to Star in 'Hairspray Live!'

Derek Hough to Star in 'Hairspray Live!'

Amazing news! Derek Hough will be starring in the upcoming NBC musical Hairspray Live!

The DWTS pro will play the role of Corny Collins.

NBC also announced that comedian Martin Short has joined the production as well.

“We welcome Marty to the network in May in his new variety show with Maya Rudolph and we think he will be the perfect long-term companion to Harvey’s Edna,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement (via The Wrap). “And hands-down the best dancer on television and one of the best in the entertainment business, Derek Hough, will be perfect in the role of Corny Collins, the cocky song-and-dance-man who hosts the TV show every teenager in Baltimore wants to be on.”

Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein are also involved in the live musical.

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