Cyndi Lauper Lands Guest Starring Role on New Amazon Series
Cyndi Lauper has nabbed a guest starring role on the upcoming Amazon series “The Horror of Dolores Roach,” Variety reports today.
Lauper will appear in the recurring role based on the Gimlet podcast opposite previously announced lead Justina Machado as well as cast members Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike, K. Todd Freeman, Marc Maron, Jean Yoon, Judy Reyes, and Jeffery Self. The series, which is produced by Blumhouse Television, Spotify Studios, and GloNation Studios for Amazon, was ordered to series in February.
Lauper will play Ruthie, a Broadway theatre usher moonlighting as a private investigator and stirs up trouble for protagonist Dolores Roach, returning from a 16 year prison-stint to a severely-gentrified Washington Heights with $200. Her old stoner buddy, Luis (Hernandez) gives her a place to crash and a job giving massages under his dilapidated storefront Empanada Loca.
Lauper is a is a Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner. In addition to her music career, selling over 50 million albums with four top five singles from her debut, “She’s So Unusual,” she has appeared on shows like “Mad About You,” “That’s So Raven,” “Bones,” and the CBS reboot of “Magnum P.I.”