A former star of Broadway musical Hairspray has lost his wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the show's producers.
Joel Vig, 54, sought $1.5 million (GBP750,000) alleging he was dropped from the show after hurting his knee when he fell onstage during a performance.
But a Manhattan judge ruled on Thursday (24Jul08) that Vig - who played a number of roles and was understudy for the part of Edna Turnblad - failed to prove he lost his job because of the injury.