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Ephraim Sykes of "Hamilton" joins NBC's "Hairspray Live!"
In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Jennifer Hudson attends the Michael Kors 2016 show during Fashion Week in New York. Hudson and Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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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!"

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."

Previously announced cast members for "Hairspray Live!" include Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande.

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