Special Photo Blog Exclusive #19: Marissa Jaret Winokur 'Dancing With The Stars'

Tony Award-winning star of Hairspray, Marissa Jaret Winokur, will be one of the contestants this season on "Dancing with the Stars."  When news broke of her involvement, she couldn't wait to share that experience with BroadwayWorld.com and its readers.  Marissa will be checking in from now until she wins (YAY!) or is eliminated (BOO!) with exclusive photos and a glimpse into what's going on as she takes on the other celebrities in the ultimate "dance off!"

Marissa says: "OK. You saved me last week - so please keep me in again this week!  I am having a blast! Tonight I do the Paso Doble. It's crazy and intense and a lot of fun. My costumer is my favorite and can't wait for you to see it AND the dance.  Today's photo blog entry is from a few differnt things this past week. Enjoy!"

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"Dancing with the Stars" pairs twelve celebrities – six men and six women – with acclaimed dancers, and pits them against each other in attempts to outshine one another. Last season, viewers got a chance to size up the male vs. the female stars, as each gender hit the dance floor on separate nights during the first week of competition. Each week, one couple's fate is determined the following night.

The line-up of celebrities for Season 6 of "Dancing with the Stars" includes Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray) and Priscilla Presley. The cast will also include former Olympic ice-skater Kristi Yamaguchi and Telenovela star Christian De La Fuente; plus actress Marlee Matlin and entertainer Penn Jillette; and radio jock Adam Carolla (dancing with Julianne Hough). Plus tennis champ Monica Seles, R&B singer Mario, actor Steve Guttenberg (3 Men and a Baby, Police Academy), Miami Dolphin Jason Taylor, actress Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie).Season 6 of "Dancing with the Stars" will premiere on ABC on Monday, March 17 in a special 2-hour episode. For more information visit ABC.com.

Marissa Jaret Winokur is best known for creating the role of "Tracy Turnblad" in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray, a performance for which she won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress. Winokur has since been seen in the Farrelly Brothers film Fever Pitch and the television series Stacked. She just finished filming the series lead in a new pilot called Fugly, for 20th Century Fox and CBS and is currently working as one of the leads in the Lifetime movie Betrayals.

Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani: "Today Tony and I did a shoot
for OK! Magazine. Totally fun! We are in my "new" kitchen.
Tony is PRETENDING to teach me how to eat healthy.

Marissa Jaret Winokur: "GOOD LUCK ...BETTER MEN
THEN TONY HAVE TRIED!!!!! (hahaha)

Laura Bell Bundy holding a sign that
a fan (Lisa) brought to Legally Blonde

OK - so now it's my neighbors, family and
Laura Bell Bundy who have signs! Who else out there?

A big shout out to Matthew Morrison for a great opening week
in South Pacific!  This is my favorite picture of Matty taken
The Day Before he left my house to go back to NYC to
start rehearsal. I'm sooooo proud of him!

Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony in the trailer

Marissa Jaret Winokur - in pink!

Marissa Jaret Winokur - last week's outfit!

Marissa Jaret Winokur: "A parting shot of Steve Guttenberg.
Goodbye to the Gute! He was well loved on the set!"

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