South Mississippi watched Shayna Steele grow up performing on Coast stages. Now, the Biloxi native will star in the upcoming "Hairspray Live" event on network television in December.
Shayna will be featured in the role she played in the original production of Hairspray on Broadway that opened in 2002. She was part of the dynamic "Dynamites Trio" that wowed Broadway audiences throughout much of the award winning show.
"Hairspray Live" will be a reunion of sorts for Shayna, because all three of the original "Dynamites" will reprise their roles on television.
Shayna made her mark in the music world starting out on Broadway. She has gone on to sing back up for numerous superstars, including Bette Midler and Rihanna. Shayna also writes much of her own music for the Shayna Steele Band that performs around the world.
The singer recently dazzled Coast audiences when she brought her band to the Mary C in Ocean Springs for her first ever "homecoming" performance during the summer.
Hairspray Live is scheduled to air Dec. 7, 2016.