(Photo: Michael Zorn, Invision/AP)
(Photo: Michael Zorn, Invision/AP)

NBC is bringing the awards firepower to its next live holiday musical, announcing Monday that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and Tony recipient Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of Hairspray Live!

Hudson. now on Broadway in a revival of The Color Purple, will play Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Hudson won a supporting-actress Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, a film adaptation of a musical.

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