"My heart is in Baltimore with Penny Lou Pingleton and Seaweed and Tracy and Mr. & Mrs. Turnblad, the motormouth kids and the nicest kids. Such a bittersweet feeling... I can’t put into words how grateful I am not only to have played one of my favourite roles in the world, or to have been lucky enough to sing the songs I grew up singing religiously in the car every day on the way to school, but to have been introduced to the most incredibly beautiful people I’ve ever met." Ariana Grande is still full of emotion after starring in TV special Hairspray Live! in the U.S. The singer portrayed Penny Pingleton in the live TV event, which aired on Wednesday night (07Dec16).