Thursday, January 19, 2012

Glee casts Rachel Berry's dads


(Picture via @MsLeaMichele)

The Marquee Blog reports: After weathering the disappointment that Elton John reportedly wasn't available to play one of Rachel Berry's dads, Gleeks had a reason to perk up yesterday.

TVLine reports that Tony-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jeff Goldblum will portray Hiram and LeRoy Berry, the couple who adopted and raised Lea Michele's character Rachel.

We won't have to wait long to see them in action, either - the Berry dads will make their first appearance in the February 14 episode of Glee, and they're expected to sing.

"So excited that we're finally going to get to meet Rachel's dads!!! So anxious to get to work with both of them!!" Lea Michele tweeted yesterday. "Brian Stokes and I have been friends for ages!!! We worked together on Broadway! So happy he's going to be on the show!!!"

In related news: Glee returned on Tuesday night with reality star NeNe Leakes as the synchronized swim team coach and Helen Mirren serving as the voice of Becky's internal monologue. More on the episode here.

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