Get ready Causeacon fans, Nikki Blonsky is making her way to West Virginia and she’s ready to shake and shimmy! Nikki is a wonderful actress who starred in the smash hit musical movie, Hairspray as Tracy Turnblad!
Nikki said that she yearned to play the role of Tracy Turnblad since seeing Hairspray on Broadway on her 15th birthday. She went onto audition for her dream role in 2006. Later that year, while working at Cold Stone Creamery, she found out she had been cast in Adam Shankman’s 2007 film adaptation. Hairspray went on to become Nikki’s most successful film at the time. Nikki was also honored with multiple award nominations, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actress – Comedy or Musical, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and was featured on the Hairspray soundtrack, which went on to get a Grammy nomination.
Nikki began work on her debut album in September 2007 and collaborated with alternative rock musician Duncan Sheik on a number of tracks. Her first single, “On a High”, a cover of one of Sheik’s songs, was featured in Blonsky’s Lifetime Original Movie, Queen Sized. On December 18, 2007, she performed with the Turtle Creek Chorale in her first solo performance.
On June 22, 2008, she sang the American National Anthem in the pre-race ceremony at the 2008 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.
In 2009, Blonsky made a guest appearance on Ugly Betty, in the episode “Dressed for Success.” Blonsky also co-starred in the MTV mystery series Valemont in 2009. She later starred in the short lived ABC Family series Huge, which premiered in June 2010,.
In 2013, Blonsky appeared in two episodes of the NBC Broadway drama series Smash. Later that year, she appeared in the film adaptation of Geography Club.
We are so excited to have Nikki Blonsky join us at Causeacon! She will be hosting a panel and some autograph sessions as well as a private meet-and-greet for our VIP Gold Pass holders!