Dove Cameron, who plays both title characters on Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie, and Teen Beach Movie‘s Garrett Clayton have joined the cast of Hairspray Live!, NBC’s live musical produced by Universal Television that will air December 7 from Los Angeles. She will play Amber Von Tussle and he is Link Larkin.
Cameron and Clayton join Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio. Based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore, where teenager Tracy Turnblad (Baillio) dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV program. When, against all odds, Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.
Along with Liv and Maddie, which wrapped its third season in June, Cameron plays Mal in Disney Channel’s Descendants franchise. Her credits also include Barely Lethal and TV’s The Mentalist and Shameless. Clayton co-starred in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and its sequel. He also appeared on The Fosters and The Real O’Neals and has the features Don’t Hang Up and Welcome to Willets up next.