Nikki Blonsky

Birth Place: Great Neck, New York, USA

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Nikki Blonsky is best known for her Golden Globe nominated performance as Tracy Turnblad in the big screen adaptation of the hit musical Hairspray. Her most recent films include Geography Club and Dog Years, opposite Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. A native New Yorker, Blonsky's television credits include NBC'S Smash, Huge on ABC FAMILY, and Ugly Betty, as well as the digital series Valemont.

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Off Broadway Transfer, 2017
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Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
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Review: HAIRSPRAY at Bass Concert Hall

HAIRSPRAY is a chipper, wildly energetic show, and if you can leave your inner skeptic at the door, you might see a glimmer of hope. If not that, then you’ll certainly have basked in some joy for a couple of hours.

Previews: HAIRSPRAY at The Playhouse

When it opened on Broadway in 2002, HAIRSPRAY won an extraordinary eight Tony awards. Its popularity has never waned and the tour will visit The Playhouse on December 1-4.

Production Completed on Audio Drama A VOICE IN VIOLET Starring Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Nikki Blonsky & More

Philly chick pictures has completed production recording on Curt Wiser's audio drama thriller series A Voice in Violet starring Brooke Lewis Bellas, Bronson Pinchot, Nikki Blonsky, Eric Etebari, Nelson Lee & Wilson Jermaine Heredia.

Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2022 - Where to Watch TREVOR: THE MUSICAL & More New Releases!

This May, Broadway fans can rejoice with new cast recordings, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ filmed capture of Trevor: the Musical to Glee making its return to streaming services, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Musical Sunday to Return With HAIRSPRAY At The Cinema Museum, Kennington

Musical Sunday returns for 2021. The season restarts post-pandemic hiatus with a screening of Hairspray on 7 November at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, London.

X. ARI Set To Release New EP 'Anja' on July 23rd

Throughout her career X. ARI has always made it a point to show her powerful story of living and thriving with several mental health challenges.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, April 28- with Marilyn Maye, George C. Wolfe, and More!

Today (April 28) in live streaming: Marilyn Maye visits Backstage Live, George C. Wolfe chats with John Benjamin Hickey, and more!

RAINBOW REWATCH Podcast By Authentic Podcast Network To Premiere in March

From top podcast network 'Authentic', Actor/singer Daniel Kushner & TikTok star Leliana McDermott will be releasing 'Rainbow Rewatch' @rainbowrewatch (TikTik handle) on March 2nd. The new podcast is surrounded by the hosts' analyzations of nostalgic movies and tv shows through a queer lens.

BWW Feature: The Singing Actor Versus The Acting Singer

Hollywood has always had a love affair with musicals. Whether it be Golden Age classics, ambitious Broadway adaptations, or animated adventures, American audiences flock to theaters to see a film that features some toe-tappin’ tunes. 

Lauren Patten, Seth Rudetsky, Nikki Blonsky and More Join Pride and Less Prejudice Virtual Campaign

On August 25, non-profit organization Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) launched a #ReadOutProud fundraising campaign video with LGBTQ celebrities including Adam Rippon, Nicole Maines, Darryl Stephens, and Tig Notaro.

Marc Shaiman, Nikki Blonsky and More Join HAIRSPRAY Night on BILLY MASTERS LIVE

Thursday, August 20th will bring the unique pairing of the leading lady of the movie musical version of Hairspray, Nikki Blonsky, and the leading man of the television version, Garrett Clayton. In addition to discussing the show, the pair will discuss their careers and lives as openly-gay artists.


On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit

Lindsay Pearce, Nikki Blonsky, Laura Leigh Turner & More Join Instagram Live Concert to Benefit The Actors Fund

Rising Talent Magazine is back with Concert #2 to Benefit The Actors Fund! The concert will be taking place throughout the day on Friday, May 15 on Rising Talent Magazine's Instagram LIVE:

Arielle Jacobs, Christy Altomare & More Will Raise Money for Actors Fund with Rising Talent Magazine Concert- Watch Saturday!

Ready for an all-day concert with music and performances from a line-up of a variety of singers and performers? Each talent will join Rising Talent Magazine's Instagram LIVE, throughout the day, for five to fifteen minutes to perform one song during their set time and answer a few questions, all to support The Actors Fund.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'You Can't Stop the Beat' From HAIRSPRAY!

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history! Today's number, You Can't Stop the Beat from Hairspray!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Comes to the Laurie Beechman Tonight

Acclaimed singer Erin Leddy (Anything Goes) and award winning film and stage actor Tim Realbuto (Yes) will bring FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE to the Laurie Beechman Theatre tonight, February 13th, at 7:00 PM.

Erin Leddy And Tim Realbuto Bring FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE To The Laurie Beechman Theatre With Nikki Blonsky

Acclaimed singer and actress Erin Leddy (Ghostlight the musical; Anything Goes; The Great Gatsby) and multiple award-winning performer of stage and screen Tim Realbuto (who recently won The Hollywood Moving Image Award for Best Leading Actor for the motion picture YES) will bring their new concert From Broadway With Love to The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe on West 42d Street, right in the heart of midtown. The concert will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. The two best friends are teaming up again after a very successful concert called Crossroads that they performed in 2018 at The Green Room 42.

BWW Previews: Morgan Oey and Lea Simanjuntak to Play Link Larkin and Velma Von Tussle on TEMAN's HAIRSPRAY

TEMAN (Teater Musikal Nusantara) is bringing HAIRSPRAY to CIPUTRA ARTPRENEUR theater, Jakarta, on 21-22 December. TEMAN is teaming up with renowned local and international actors, including Morgan Oey and Lea Simanjuntak. Morgan and Lea shared their thoughts on Hairspray at a press conference last Thursday.

BWW Previews: TEMAN to Bring the Big and Beautiful HAIRSPRAY to Jakarta with Morgan Oey, Lea Simanjuntak, And More

After their impressive debut with INTO THE WOODS last year, musical company TEMAN (Teater Musikal Nusantara) announces their 2019 show: HAIRSPRAY. As fitting of the musical's bombastic reputation, TEMAN is going bigger and glitzier. The show will take place in the grand 1.157-seater CIPUTRA ARTPRENEUR theatre and feature a celebrity heartthrob.

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