Singer Adam Lambert, who rose to prominence on Fox’s “American Idol” Season 8, will play Eddie in the network’s upcoming remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports.
Fox announced Thursday that Lambert, who turns 34 on Jan. 29, steps into the role made famous by singer Meat Loaf in the 1975 cult-classic.
“I grew up watching ‘Rocky Horror,’ but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision,” Lambert said in a statement. “ ‘Rocky Horror’ always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness.”
The two-hour musical airs this fall.
Lambert, with guest Alex Newell, plays The Paramount in Huntington on Feb. 23.