‘Hairspray’ has been around for nearly three decades! Look at the old vs. new cast

The musical is back for its third rendition in Hairspray Live! featuring a brand-new cast of today’s most talented dancers, singers and actors. The television special airs Dec. 7 on NBC at 8/7c, but before you tune in, take a trip down memory lane with us. Let’s take a look at who has played each character throughout the years.