We've had a little brief and erotic history with Garrett Clayton and his starring role in "King Cobra" but were very happy to see him live on NBC last night (Garrett Clayton Plays Heartthrob Larkin In Hairspray Live!). So we knew about him, but we had to go digging to learn more about the other hunk on the dance floor.
To be honest, I've always had a bigger crush on Seaweed than Link, so these boys were giving my eyes a good work out last night.
Ephraim Sykes plays Seaweed J. Stubbs in NBC's production of "Hairspray Live!," set for Wednesday, December 7 at 8/7c.
Seaweed J. Stubbs is a hip and kind-hearted dancer who befriends Tracy Turnblad in detention and teaches her some new moves. He is also the son of Motormouth Maybelle (Jennifer Hudson) and falls in love with Tracy's best friend, Penny (Ariana Grande). Sykes has been a member of the "Hamilton" company ever since the musical sensation, which recently won 11 Tony Awards, opened on Broadway in August 2015. Prior to his role in "Hamilton," Sykes appeared in four other Broadway musicals – "Motown the Musical," "Newsies," "Memphis" and "The Little Mermaid." His television credits include "Vinyl," "Smash" and the Emmy Award-winning comedy "30 Rock," and he can be seen in the upcoming Woody Allen series "Crisis in Six Scenes" on Amazon. – NBC.com
Most of us have not seen Ephraim before unless we live in Atlanta or New York or were lucky enough to see a movie he starred in back in 2011.
The musical “Leave It on the Floor” is set in the contemporary gay ball culture follows Brad (Ephraim Sykes), a young man thrown out of his home by his mother when she finds him watching porn and learns that he is gay. He steals her car, travels to Los Angeles. Initially only looking for a place to sleep and maybe someone to sleep with, he meets Carter (Andre Myers). He stumbles into a dance event, where he meets and befriends the members of the House of Eminence and ultimately decides to compete himself. – gay-themed-films.com
We loved your style last night on Hairspray Live! and we will definitely need to flash back and get our hands on "Leave It On The Floor."
If you are not going to track down "Leave It On The Floor" and want to see the last dance scene of the movie, here it is.