Boyz II Men Were Teen Angels In ‘Grease: Live!’
Boyz II Men joined the cast of Fox’s Grease: Live! as the Teen Angels.
Boyz II Men Teen Angels
Boyz II Men, the trio of Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, first appeared during the live airing of Grease during the intro number of “Grease Is the Word” performed by Jessie J. Ana Gasteyer – who played Principal McGee in the special – joined the R&B group in their harmonizing on the song.
Later on in the TV program, Boyz II Men, serving as the Teen Angels, performed the Grease classic “Beauty School Dropout.” Carly Rae Jepsen, as Frenchie, listened on as the group sang and danced their way through the number.
“Soooo…. Should we think about adding #BeautySchoolDropout to our #setlist at our @TheMirageLV shows?” Boyz II Men asked on Twitter after Grease: Live! wrapped Sunday night.
— Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) February 1, 2016
Ahead of the show, Morris had talked about what it was like to have the responsibility of recreating a song made famous by legend Frankie Avalon.
“It’s definitely a classic, and you don’t want to go too far away from the original,” Morris told Rolling Stone. “We’ll add our vocal Boyz II Men spin. It definitely won’t be the same, but we’ll try to hold up to the integrity of what it really was in the beginning because that’s what everybody fell in love with.”
“[‘Beauty School Dropout’] is not just a great song, but it was performed by Frankie Avalon who is actually from our neighborhood in Philly,” Morris added. “When we were asked to do it, it was a no-brainer for us to take over for a great Philly icon and vocalist.”