Role Motormouth Maybelle
It’s 1962 and Baltimore is changing. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance.
After winning a spot on the local TV dance programme, 'The Corny Collins Show', Tracy is transformed overnight, from outsider to teen celebrity. But can this new trendsetter vanquish the programme's reigning princess, and win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, while launching a campaign to integrate a television show; all without denting her 'do? Only in Hairspray!
Johnnie played show-stopping siren Motormouth Maybelle, to universal rave reviews.Based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, with a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray features an original score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman.
emotional power and clarity that she almost stops the show. Ray Bennett
The Hollywood Reporter