But it would be Fisher’s role in 2016’s Grease: Live that would change everything. The TV network Fox staged and broadcast the musical event, in which Fisher played the role of Doody – who, somewhat appropriately, is a wannabe musician.
And after Grease: Live aired, Fisher’s performance – which included a live version of “Those Magic Changes” – became the musical’s break-out star. In February 2016 Cosmopolitan even dubbed him a heartthrob, which he found “sweet,” he told the magazine.
Fisher also explained to Cosmopolitan that he had had no idea what Grease: Live would do for his career. He said, “I didn’t really expect [it]. You can’t really prepare yourself. I feel like last night was a Super Bowl moment – and I’m looking forward to the next one.”