Dove Cameron, a star of Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie,” has been cast as Amber Von Tussle on NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”
Additionally, Garrett Clayton, co-star of a pair of TV movie musicals, will play Link Larkin.
Cameron and Clayton, who are each previous Teen Choice Award nominees, join a cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio.
“Hairspray Live!” marks a reunion between Cameron and Chenoweth, who teamed together on Disney’s TV movie “Descendants.”
In 2015, Cameron and Ryan McCartan partnered up and formed the pop duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, combining their singing and songwriting talents. The duo have released three singles and recently released their first EP, “Negatives.” It currently ranks #2 on pop charts at #14 worldwide.
Clayton starred in the TV musicals “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach Movie 2.” He has also made appearances on “The Fosters” and “The Real O’Neals.” He’ll star in the upcoming film “King Cobra,” opposite Christian Slater and James Franco.
“Hairspray Live!” airs on NBC at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.