The American Idol and Glee alum has been tapped to co-star in the network’s rendition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Lambert will take over the role of Eddie that was originally portrayed by Meat Loaf in the cult 1975 film. Eddie is the rock ‘n’ roll-loving ex-delivery boy who emerges at Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s on a motorcycle and crashes the party.
Lambert joins a cast that also includes Victoria Justice and Disney star Ryan McCartan as Janet and Brad, who stumble upon Frank-N-Furter’s self-described “sweet transvestite” and the scientist’s bizarre castle. The roles were originated by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. Penny Dreadful alum Reeve Carney will play Riff-Raff, and singer Staz Nair will portray Rocky Horror.