Ephraim Sykes of 'Hamilton' Joins NBC's 'Hairspray Live!' | NBC Bay Area

Ephraim Sykes of 'Hamilton' Joins NBC's 'Hairspray Live!'

The musical is scheduled to air Dec. 7

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    Ephraim Sykes attends the New York premiere of "Vinyl" at Ziegfeld Theatre on January 15, 2016 in New York City.

    Broadway performers Ephraim Sykes and Shahadi Wright Joseph are joining the cast of NBC's "Hairspray Live!"

    Sykes, an original company member with the hit musical "Hamilton," will play Seaweed J. Stubbs in "Hairspray Live!"

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    Wright Joseph will play Seaweed's sister, Little Inez, NBC said Wednesday. The actress' credits include the musicals "The Lion King" and "School of Rock."

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    The musical is scheduled to air Dec. 7 on NBC.