Dee Snider has worn plenty of hats (and wigs) over the course of his decades-long career. He fronted influential metal band Twisted Sister, hosted a number of radio shows, dabbled as a TV star, held Broadway stages, and even directed an underrated horror movie.
His latest project brings together a few of those disparate interests. Dee Does Broadway finds Snider using his unique voice to tackle some of Broadway’s most famous standards, like “Cabaret,” “Luck Be a Lady” (from Guys and Dolls), and “Razzle Dazzle” (from Chicago). There are also a handful of drop-ins from music theater legends like Patti LuPone and Bebe Neuwirth.
For a good idea of the sort of rock and theater hybrid Snider has built, check out the world premiere of the video for “Mack the Knife” (directed by his son Cody Blue Snider) below.
"This was the first time we had the opportunity to work together strictly as a director and an artist," Cody Blue said of working with his father. "That could have made this a tumultuous shoot, but my father and I have so much mutual respect for one another that it was anything but that. Working with Dee was the most joyous part of the production for me, and I'm sure we'll continue working together until I am changing his diapers in-between takes."
Dee Does Broadway is out on Tuesday, May 8. His autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic: A Twisted Memoir, hits stores the same day.