Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin
along the way,
Hackett, right, Tracy Turnblad in with Macpherson Link Larkin
He has been a Fringe regular and was last here playing Link Larkin
in the national tour of Hairspray.
I played Link Larkin
in the 2007 film remake Hairspray.
It's Baltimore in 1962 and Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin
She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin
, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her "do.
Aside from showing her support for the "Side to Side" hitmaker, Gillies also grabbed the chance to showcase her musician side by playing the piano for Garrett Clapton as the Link Larkin
actor belts Jennifer Hudson's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not going" in front of the other "Hairspray Live
We sure can whenever we're around Garrett Clayton, who will be popping into your living room as teen heartthrob Link Larkin
in NBC's Hairspray Live
When her audition to become a TV star makes her a local celebrity, she uses her new-found fame to fight for equality and bag local heartthrob Link Larkin
along the way.
The only weak link in the cast (apologies for the pun) is Ashley Gilmour's Link Larkin
She dreams of making it on to her favourite Corny Collins Show, becoming Miss Teenage Hairspray and winning the heart of sweet but vain Elvis wannabe Link Larkin
The 34-year-old native Californian studied musical theatre, vocal performance and dance at New York University's renowned Tisch School of the Arts and his big Broadway break came when he was cast as heartthrob Link Larkin