Over 150 actors, dancers and musicians including Harvey Fierstein, Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Teri Hatcher, Matthew Morrison, Martin Short and more came together to create an at-home video of “You Can’t Stop The Beat,” the joyful finale from Hairspray, as a celebration to raise money and awareness for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief efforts.
The group of artists includes Hairspray alumni from numerous productions, including the Original Broadway cast, First National Tour, West End, the Hairspray Live broadcast and both the 1988 and 2007 feature films. In addition to Hairspray alumni, professional theatre, film and TV performers from around the world participated in the video celebration.
Watch the video in the player above.
The “You Can’t Stop The Beat” Actors Fund video creative team includes David O (co-conceiver, co-director, musical director), Janet Roston (co-conceiver, co-director, choreographer), Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics), Scott Wittman (lyrics), Ally Rice (video editor), Michael Donovan (casting) and Scott M. Riesett (music mixer). The video is produced by Christopher Sepulveda.