A magical Tony winner has boarded Fox’s Rocky Horror! Annaleigh Ashford will take on the role of Columbia in the network’s TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Broadway favorite joins a starry lineup that includes the previously announced Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Tony nominee and original star Tim Curry as the Criminologist Narrator, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Victoria Justice as Janet and Staz Nair as Rocky.
Ashford, who won a Tony Award last year for You Can’t Take It With You, most recently appeared on Broadway in Sylvia. She also earned a nomination for Kinky Boots. Her additional stage credits include Wicked, Hair and Legally Blonde on Broadway and Rent off-Broadway. On screen, she can be seen as Betty DiMello on Masters of Sex.
The two-hour event (not live) will air this fall on a date to be announced.