Grease: Live: Mario Lopez to Play TV Host Vince Fontaine in Fox Musical

Mario Lopez Grease Live

Grease is the word for Mario Lopez — and we’re not just talking about the amount of product in his sleek ‘do.

The TV and radio personality has joined Fox’s live staging of the classic musical, playing — quite fittingly — charismatic “Bandstand National Dance-Off” host Vince Fontaine.

Lopez joins a cast that includes Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) as Sandy, Aaron Tveit (Graceland) as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) as Kenickie, Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) as Marty, Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) as Jan, David Del Rio (Pitch Perfect) as Putzie and pop star Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy.

As previously reported, singer Jessie J will open the show with a live performance of “Grease (Is the Word).”

Grease: Live will air Sunday, Jan. 31, at 7/6c on Fox. Hit the comments with your thoughts on Lopez’s casting.