Bailey Hanks, the winner of the recent MTV talent/ reality show Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, makes her Broadway debut tonight as that fabulous fashionista-turned-legal eagle Elle Woods in the hit musical version of Legally Blonde.
In a nice show of support for new talent, the show's producers have also cast the three Blonde runners-up. Autumn Hurlbert will also make her Broadway debut tonight; in addition to playing a sorority sister, she also understudies the lead role. Lauren Zakrin will fill similar roles on the upcoming Legally Blonde national tour, where she will be joined by Rhiannon Hansen in the ensemble.
And finally: Bailey's recording of the Blonde song "So Much Better" is now available for download on Amazon and iTunes – Over 2 million songs and growing.
UPDATE: Broadway.com has pics from Bailey's opening night, including a shot of new UPS guy, former Altar Boy Ven Daniel.