“Most of you know that I’m really just a musical theater geek…. like a really big one… so…. my heart is very full re: this announcement,” she tweeted. “I AM NOWWW A CHECKERBOARD CHICK #HairsprayLive #Penny. I’ve never been more excited for anything in my entire life.”
Hairspray Live! will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.