TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music
A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club.
Cast members Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and Jenna Ushkowitz are all Broadway alumni. Morrison was the original Link in "Hairspray" and Fabrizio in "Light in the Piazza". Michele was the original Wendla in "Spring Awakening". Ushkowitz also appeared in "Spring Awakening" with Michele. Many guest stars have also been well known as Broadway stars: Kristin Chenoweth (April Rhodes) won a Tony for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", and played the original Glinda in "Wicked". Idina Menzel (Shelby Corcoran) won a Tony as the original Elphaba in "Wicked" (in which she was Chenoweth's co-star) and was also in the original Broadway cast of "Rent" and "If/Then", and was the voice of Elsa in Frozen (2013) and Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James) was the original Melchior in "Spring Awakening" (co-starring with Lea Michele and Jenna Ushkowitz), was the voice of Kristoff in Frozen (2013) and King George III in "Hamilton". Neil Patrick Harris (Bryan Ryan) was a replacement Emcee in the most recent Broadway revival of "Cabaret", and was the revival Broadway Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer in "Assassins", and won the Best Actor in a Musical 2013 for playing Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". Victor Garber (Will's father) played Anthony in the original Broadway cast of "Sweeney Todd", and many other Broadway roles, as well as Jesus in the movie version of Godspell (1973). Debra Monk (Will's mother) has performed in numerous Broadway musicals and plays, and also co-wrote the musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes". John Stamos (Dr. Carl Howell) had lead (replacement) roles in the 1990s and 2000s Broadway revivals of "How to Succeed...", "Cabaret", and "Nine". Carol Burnett (Sue's mother) was nominated for a Tony, for playing Princess Winnifred in the original Broadway cast of "Once Upon a Mattress". Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jeff Goldblum play Rachel's fathers. Goldblum started his career in Broadway musicals (including "Two Gentlemen of Verona"), while Mitchell is one of the pre-eminent Broadway leading men of his generation ("Ragtime", "Kiss Me, Kate", "Man of La Mancha", et cetera.)
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