TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider tells Broadway.com that he will release an album called "Dee Does Broadway" on Razor & Tie Records in 2011. He says his personal hope for next year is "to bridge the gap between Broadway and rock 'n' roll and introduce the hard rock audience to the amazing music of the Great White Way!"
Snider joined the cast of the Tony-nominated musical "Rock Of Ages" this past October at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
The singer, who was recently seen in the A&E reality show "Growing Up Twisted", played nightclub owner Dennis for an 11-week engagement beginning Oct. 11 and continuing through Dec. 24. He also hosted "Rock Senate Hearings," a weekly Tuesday-night talkback series.
Snider recently spoke to MTV News about his stint as a cast member of "Rock Of Ages".
"The entire situation is completely surreal," Snider said. "Imagine an actual Tyrannosaurus on the set of 'Jurassic Park'. They've got an actual '80s guy in a show about the '80s. I know the people who sing those songs were a little uncomfortable the first few nights."
"The biggest difference between a concert situation and a theater situation is that you can't curse out the audience. I'm used to addressing situations. If something is going on in the house that I don't like at a concert, or if the audience is not energized or enthusiastic — or if they're particularly energized and enthusiastic — I will stop a song just to comment on what's going on. I quickly realized that was unacceptable on Broadway. I just have to stay in character and stay in the show."
"While it's a comedy, it's frighteningly accurate. Especially when it comes to frontmen, and how the rest of the band regards them as complete assholes. And I sit there and feel shame. I was a pompous ass. But I feel better now."
On how he landed the gig:
"I would love to tell you that somebody knocked on the door and said, 'We want you!' But the truth is: I was invited to the premiere of the off-Broadway production, where I saw my two songs in the show, and I turned to my wife and said, 'I want to do that. I could play Dennis Dupree.' So I let it be known, and it took two years to get asked out on that date."