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Marissa Jaret Winokur Returns to the Tonys After 'Celebrity Big Brother' Win

Marissa Jaret Winokur brightens up the red carpet in her blue dress at the 2018 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 10) in New York City.

The 45-year-old actress won a Tony back in 2003 for playing the role of Tracy Turnblad in the musical Hairspray.

Marissa was joined on the red carpet by her husband Judah Miller.

Earlier this year, Marissa became the first-ever winner of the U.S. edition of Celebrity Big Brother. The series will return to CBS for another season next year!

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Zooey Deschanel Transforms Into a Disney Princess for 'Beauty & The Beast' at the Hollywood Bowl!

Zooey Deschanel performs the role of Belle while appearing in the two-night-only production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday (May 25) in Hollywood.

The actress was joined in the show by Taye Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Anthony Evans as The Beast, Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and Tony winner and Celebrity Big Brother winner Marissa Jaret Winokur as the Wardrobe.

The evening featured a live orchestra playing the animated film’s Oscar-winning score while the movie played on a giant screen over the stage. When the musical numbers were about to start, the actors came out on stage to perform the songs with the film playing in the background.

Since there are only six songs in the animated movie, not including reprises, some additional numbers were added for the production. “Human Again,” which was cut from the animated film and added to the Broadway musical, was sung by Marissa in the role of the Wardrobe.

Anthony had the show-stopping moment of the night when he performed the song “Evermore,” which was written for the 2017 live-action movie. He was discovered earlier this year after Hugh Jackman reposted a video of him singing the song “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman on Instagram. When Loren Allred fell ill on the night of a private party to celebrate the movie, the songwriters reached out to Anthony and asked him to step in at the last minute. The director of Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert was at the party and saw his performance and asked him to play The Beast!

Watch a video of Anthony performing “Evermore” for KTLA below.

45+ pictures inside of the cast of Beauty and the BeastMore Here! »

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VIDEO: Three Tracys Unite for 'Welcome to the 60s' During 'Hairspray Live'

One of the most special moments of the night during Hairspray Live was when three different Tracy Turnblads united during “Welcome to the 60s.”

Ricki Lake, who played the role in the 1988 movie, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who played the role in the 2002 Broadway musical, made a special appearance in the song alongside Maddie Baillio, who is playing the role in the NBC live production.

“Welcome to the 60s” is a song that features Tracy getting her mom Edna (Harvey Fierstein) out of the house to experience what the world is like during the 1960s.


Hairspray Live! – Welcome to the ’60s (Highlight)

READ MORE: The two original Tracys spoke to us about their cameos in the NBC production!

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Ricki Lake & Marissa Jaret Winokur Are Excited to Make 'Hairspray Live!' Cameos

NBC might have recast the principals in Hairspray for their upcoming live rendition but that doesn’t mean that the former Tracy Turnblad’s don’t want a piece of the action. It was recently announced that Ricki Lake and Marissa Jaret Winokur will make an appearance in the upcoming show. But what will their parts be?

During the recent press junket, the executives wouldn’t tell us much. “They will have cameos. The rest is a surprise,” producer Neil Meron said.

Marissa and I obviously have been very close for 16 years and she just kept saying to me, ‘I really want to do something,’” Harvey Fierstein said. “I’ve been saying to Neil and Craig, ‘Let’s use Ricki and Marissa‘ and then they said ‘Okay, what should they do?’ I gave them three choices but I said I think this is the right one and that’s the one that we chose,” he revealed.

While they were mum on the details of which numbers Ricki and Marissa would partake in, the creative team behind the show did tell us that the women are extremely excited to be on board. “Well, there’s a People Magazine spread that came out today with Maddie, Marissa and Ricki all sitting under hair dryers or something,” Harvey added. “So I think they’re really happy. I mean Marissa writes to me daily saying, ‘Can I come to the set today?’ so I’m like “Go away! Go away!” he jokes. “It’s going to be so fun having them here.”

Hairspray Live! airs on Wednesday, December 7 at 8PM ET/PT on NBC. Be sure to watch!

If you missed it, check out the Hairspray Live! album stream and download as well.

” Reporting by Nicole Pajer

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Gwen Stefani 'Shines' on 'Paddington' Premiere Red Carpet

Gwen Stefani steps out in style while attending the premiere of Paddington held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Saturday (January 10) in Hollywood.

The 45-year-old No Doubt frontwoman was joined on the red carpet by Marissa Jaret Winokur, Christina Milian, Heather McDonald, Sally Hawkins, and Mel B.

In case you didn’t know, Gwen teamed up with her good friend and fellow Voice coach Pharrell Williams for the song “Shine,” which appears on the film’s soundtrack.

10+ pictures inside of Gwen Stefani and more at the Paddington premiere…More Here! »

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Aaron Tveit & Matthew Morrison Headline a 'Hairspray' Reunion at Carnegie Hall!

Aaron Tveit and Matthew Morrison are two dapper dudes while attending the New York Pops 31st Birthday Gala held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Monday evening (April 28) in New York City.

The guys both played the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway musical Hairspray and were joined by Matthew‘s original cast mates Marissa Jaret Winokur, Laura Bell Bundy, and Kerry Butler.

Also joining the cast were Ricki Lake who played Tracy Turnblad in the original movie and Nikki Blonsky who played that role in the recent musical remake.

All of the stars hit the stage at Carnegie Hall that evening to perform the showstopper “You Can’t Stop the Beat” to help honor the show’s composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman.

30+ pictures inside of the cast members from Hairspray reuniting… More Here! »

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