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INTERVIEW: JOEL VIG

Joel VigJoel Vig starred in the original Broadway production of "Hairspray" with Harvey Fierstein. Joel understudied both the roles of Edna and Wilbur Turnblad in the Tony winning musical. He also starred in "Ruthless" and frequently appears in a popular Manhattan cabaret show. With his friend and co-star Patricia Neal, he has toured global venues in a celebrated adaptation of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory," inspired by events during the writer's childhood in Monroeville, Alabama. Joel has appeared at Tennessee Williams Festivals in New Orleans and Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he recently shared the stage with Tammy Grimes in "Mr. Williams and Miss Wood" about the relationship between the playwright and his devoted agent Audrey Wood. Joel speaks of his visits to the South and his humorous encounters with Truman Capote.

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