Lady Gaga to Star in ‘American Horror Story’

by Jordan McGuire on February 26, 2015


One of the major bright spots of the 87th Oscars was the impressive “Sound of Music” performance by the one-and-only Lady Gaga. Many thought this would catapult Gaga onto Broadway. They were wrong. The weirdly sensational pop star will have a role on FX’s hit television anthology series, American Horror Story: Hotel.

FX announced Wednesday that Lady Gaga would star in the fifth installment of American Horror Story. This role is certainly fitting as she refers to her fans as little monsters, and being the baddest of them all, calls herself Mother Monster.

The timing of this announcement couldn’t have been better as Gaga is coming off of one of her best live performances of her career. She has taken a break from the pop spotlight and worked on a Grammy-winning album with legend Tony Bennett. Gaga needed Bennett more than Bennett needed her on the album, Cheek to Cheek, but the album has flung the unlikely duo back into relevance. They’ll be performing in New Orleans at Jazz Fest in only a few months.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Murphy nab a pop sensation for his horrific hit show. In the second season of American Horror Story, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine landed a recurring role. Murphy has shown his true appreciation for Gaga in a tribute episode in the first season of Glee. Murphy also rekindled his love affair in the fifth season of Glee with a Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga episode.

Lady Gaga’s role on the show is expected to be as big as Jessica Lange’s roles, which have anchored the show for the first four season. We don’t know much about the fifth season, other than the show’s title and Gaga’s commitment. It’s a great move on FX’s part to usher in viewers from all of the Little Monsters out there.