Rocky Horror Picture Show

Ben Vereen Joins Fox's Rocky Horror: Broadway Vet to Play Dr. Everett Scott

Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake just added a(nother) Broadway star to its ranks.

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen — famous for his performances in shows like Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as for being Usher’s godfather — will play Dr. Everett Scott, the science teacher-turned-UFO investigator who arrives at Dr. Frank N. Furter’s castle looking for his nephew.

Vereen joins previously announced cast members: Orange Is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox (as Dr. Frank N. Furter), Eye Candy‘s Victoria Justice (as Janet), Ryan McCartan (as Brad), Glee‘s Adam Lambert (as Eddie), Penny Dreadful‘s Reeve Carney (as Riff Raff), Game of Thrones‘ Staz Nair (as Rocky) Masters of Sex‘s Annaleigh Ashford (as Columbia), Grandfathered‘s Christina Milian (as Magenta) and original Rocky Horror star Tim Curry (as the Criminologist Narrator).

His lengthy small-screen resumé includes roles on How I Met Your Mother, Hot in Cleveland, Silk Stalkings and the original Roots.

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