Hairspray - Hairspray Actresses Pay Tribute To Show's Composers
Hairspray stars Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Nikki Blonsky came together for a rare appearance in New York on Monday (28Apr14) to pay tribute to the hit musical's composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman.
The three actresses, who have all played the leading lady Tracy Turnblad on stage and screen, were guests of the New York Pops orchestra as part of of an event celebrating the work of Shaiman and Whitman.
Lake, who starred in John Waters' 1988 film, Winokur, who originated the role on Broadway in 2002, and Blonsky, who took on the part in the 2007 film adaptation of the musical, belted out a version of the musical's opening song, Good Morning, Baltimore.
Winokur also joined the other members of the original Broadway cast, including Glee's Matthew Morrison and Laura Bell Bundy, as they performed the hit song, You Can't Stop the Beat.
Also taking the stage to sing Shaiman/Whitman tracks from film and stage were Patti LuPone, Les Miserables' Aaron Tveit, Katharine MCPhee, Broadway veterans Will Chase and Jane Krakowski, and comedian Martin Short.