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Nikki Blonsky

 
Birth Place:
Great Neck, New York, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 09, 1988 (33)

Birth Place: Great Neck, New York, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off Broadway Transfer, 2017
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

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Nikki Blonsky

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Lisa Lampanelli, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eden Malyn and Nikki Blonsky  Photo

Lisa Lampanelli, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eden Malyn and Nikki Blonsky

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Nikki Blonsky

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off Broadway Transfer, 2017
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

Nikki Blonsky Biography

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.







Nikki Blonsky News

Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2022 - Where to Watch TREVOR: THE MUSICAL & More New R Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2022 - Where to Watch TREVOR: THE MUSICAL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jun 4, 2022

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 Photo Musical Sunday to Return With HAIRSPRAY At The Cinema Museum, Kennington
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2021

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 Photo X. ARI Set To Release New EP 'Anja' on July 23rd
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 7, 2021

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 M Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, April 28- with Marilyn Maye, George C. Wolfe, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 28, 2021

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 Photo RAINBOW REWATCH Podcast By Authentic Podcast Network To Premiere in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021

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 Photo BWW Feature: The Singing Actor Versus The Acting Singer
by Drew Maidment - Dec 21, 2020

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 Vi Photo Lauren Patten, Seth Rudetsky, Nikki Blonsky and More Join Pride and Less Prejudice Virtual Campaign
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020

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 Photo Marc Shaiman, Nikki Blonsky and More Join HAIRSPRAY Night on BILLY MASTERS LIVE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2020

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.

BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE‚Ä"CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSY Photo BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE‚Ä"CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSYCHOLOGY, MUSICAL STYLE AND CREATIVITY OF HAMILTON, PROJECT SING OUT!, and more
by Roy Berko - Aug 4, 2020

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 https://cvlt.org/events/visiting-mr-green

Lindsay Pearce, Nikki Blonsky, Laura Leigh Turner & More Join Instagram Live Concert  Photo Lindsay Pearce, Nikki Blonsky, Laura Leigh Turner & More Join Instagram Live Concert to Benefit The Actors Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2020

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: http://Instagram.com/RisingTalentMag

Nikki Blonsky Videos

VIDEO: Watch Nikki Blonsky and Blair St. Clair Prep For DragCon NYC VideoVIDEO: Watch Nikki Blonsky and Blair St. Clair Prep For DragCon NYC
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2018

With a month to go before the biggest Drag convention hits NYC, excitement is building for both Broadway star Nikki Blonsky and Broadway Queen Blair St. Clair. The duo hoped on FaceTime to chat through their "Morning Makeover" panel where Blair will make Nikki's dream come true by giving her a drag makeover. We do declare, this is gonna be a MOMENT.  For your coverage consideration, see below for the video.

VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Recreates HAIRSPRAY's 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 26, 2016

Opening the night was celebrity contestant Kim Fields and her partner Sasha Farber who danced a Jive to 'You Can't Stop The Beat' from HAIRSPRAY.

BWW TV: You Can't Stop Their Beat! Tveit, Winokur, Morrison, Krakowski & More Celebrate Shaiman & Wittman with the New York Pops!
by Randy Rainbow - May 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld's own Randy Rainbow was there for the very special evening, where he chatted with many of the performers, as well as the guests of honor. Check out highlights from the big night below!

STAGE TUBE: Nikki Blonsky Talks Life After HAIRSPRAY on OWN
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2013

Nikki Blonsky was plucked from obscurity to star in the big screen musical hit "Hairspray," so why is she still living at home with her parents and brother? Nikki explains it all, and shares the valuable advice she got from John Travolta. Check out a preview clip from the episode below, in which Blonsky chats about how her life changed after filming wrapped.

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Sandy Hook Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2013

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook', which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will soon be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Katharine McPhee Sings 'Never Give All the Heart' on Next SMASH
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 7, 2013

Below, check out a sneak peek from next week's episode of NBC's SMASH. In the episode titled 'Fringe', with the future of Bombshell uncertain, Karen (Katharine McPhee) gives producers a taste of the all-new original song, 'Never Give All the Heart.'

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jeremy Jordan Sings 'This Will Be Our Year' on Next SMASH
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 7, 2013

On the next episode of NBC's SMASH titled 'Fringe,' Broadway's Jeremy Jordan sings the original song, 'This Will Be Our Year' to Katharine McPhee's Karen. Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Fringe' Episode of NBC's SMASH
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 6, 2013

On the next episode of the NBC musical drama SMASH titled 'The Fringe' - Derek (Jack Davenport) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) find themselves at a surprising crossroads, forcing one of them to make a difficult choice. Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Katharine McPhee Sings Reimagined 'Bombshell' Number
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 5, 2013

On tonight's episode of NBC's SMASH, new director Tom reimagines one of the hit songs from the fictional Bombshell. The episode airs tonight, Tuesday at 10/9c on NBC. Below, check out Katharine McPhee in the musical number!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sean Hayes Guests on Tonight's SMASH
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 5, 2013

Sean Hayes guest stars on tonight's episode of NBC's SMASH titled 'The Read-Through.' In the episode, Ivy (Megan Hilty) realizes her triumph might not be all she hoped when she meets her new co-star, Terry Falls (Hayes). Check out clips from tonight's episode below!