updated 07/11/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/12/2011 AT 1:45 PM ET
This summer, fans can catch Nikki Blonski performing Hairspray numbers off-Broadway.
Make that about 20 miles off-Broadway.
The actress, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Tracy Turnblad in the hit 2007 movie adaptation of the stage musical, has taken a summer job selling shoes at the Steven Dann boutique in her hometown of Great Neck, N.Y.