Fox’s reimagining of the musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show has found its Eddie. Adam Lambert has joined the cast of the two-hour musical and will be playing motorcycle-riding bad boy Eddie, played by Meatloaf in the 1975 cult classic film. The cast of Fox’s new Rocky Horror is led by Victoria Justice as Janet and Ryan McCartan as Brad. Reeve Carney plays Riff Raff, Laverne Cox is Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and Staz Noir is Rocky.
“I grew up watching Rocky Horror, but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision,” said Lambert. “Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock-n-roll!”
Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Descendants) is directing and choreographing the musical. Ortega is also executive producing along with Lou Adler and Gail Berman.
The Plot: The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist – with the help of his faithful servants, Riff Raff (Carney) and Magenta – is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Nair) – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.
Details on Adam Lambert’s Career, Courtesy of Fox:
Best known for his soaring voice and unique blend of theatrical flair and glam-rock sensibilities, Adam Lambert has performed in front of sold-out crowds worldwide -both as a solo artist and with the legendary rock group Queen. His work has garnered a number of music awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance,” a BMI Award for “Award-Winning Song,” two GLAAD Awards, a Young Hollywood Award for “Artist of the Year,” a TEEN CHOICE Award for “Choice Male Reality/Variety Star” and a People’s Choice Award nomination for “Break-Out Musical Artist.”
A San Diego, CA, native, Lambert stepped into the national spotlight in 2009 when he became a finalist on the eighth season of AMERICAN IDOL. His vocal range, along with his unique style, made him a standout contestant and he quickly won over millions of viewers. After the season wrapped, Lambert released his widely successful RCA Records debut, “For Your Entertainment,” which has sold nearly two million copies worldwide to date. The album’s first single, “Whataya Want From Me,” became a radio smash and earned him his first Grammy Award nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.”
In June of 2010, Lambert embarked on his first headlining tour, playing to sold-out crowds in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His sophomore album, “Trespassing,” was released in 2012, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Most recently, Lambert wrapped a hugely successful world tour fronting Queen, with original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Additionally, Lambert had a five-episode arc on “Glee,” during its 2013-2014 season. His third studio album, “The Original High,” executive-produced by Max Martin and Shellback, was released on Warner Bros. Records on June 12, 2015 and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. “Ghost Town,” the first single from “The Original High,” was praised by the New York Times as “his best single to date.” The album’s second and most recent single, “Another Lonely Night,” currently impacting Top 40 radio, displays Lambert’s signature vocal stylings, with hints of precision and controlled intensity shining through. On February 23, Lambert will kick off his much anticipated “THE ORIGINAL HIGH TOUR,” in Huntington, NY.