When “Grease: Live” premiered on Fox back in January, we all watched in awe as the cast — led by Broadway vet Aaron Tveit as Danny and actress/choreographer Julianne Hough as Sandy — and crew pulled off one of the most entertaining (and rain-soaked) TV specials in years. How will Emmy Awards voters be able to resist this live musical event?
Fox/Paramount’s lavish production is competing as a Special Class program at the Emmys, a catch-all category celebrating events that don’t neatly fit in to the Best Variety Special or Best TV Movie races. Last year, the Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony telecasts competed alongside the HBO special “Beyonce and Jay Z on the Run” and the PBS presentation of the New York Philharmonic’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Live from Lincoln Center),” which took home the Emmy.
Click each Emmy contender below to be taken to their complete video interview:
Keke Palmer, who plays Marty Maraschino
Kether Donohue, who plays Jan
Jordan Fisher, who plays Doody
Ana Gasteyer, who plays Principal McGee
Tom Kitt, Composer
David Korins, Production Designer
Zach Woodlee, Choreographer
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