The "RuPaul's Drag Race" veteran will star in the national tour of the musical, which kicks off this fall. "This is the role I’ve always wanted," the actor said.
As journalist Matt Baume finds, the "Hairspray" filmmaker and his muse's influence is still seen in Disney's "Little Mermaid" villain, Ursula, and on Broadway.
"I couldn’t escape the feeling that there was something different about me."