Lea Michele's gay dads on 'Glee' revealed
Lea Michele, who plays glee club member Rachel Berry on the Fox musical comedy series 'Glee' will finally appear on-screen with her gay dads.
The characters will make their debut in the show's Valentine's Day episode on February 14 and will be played by Jeff Goldblum and Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell.
"So excited that we're finally going to get to meet Rachel's dads!!! So anxious to get to work with both of them," the 25-year-old actress wrote on January 18, adding, "This is definitely going to be the best day ever.. Getting ready to shoot my first scene with my two dads!"
"Brian Stokes and I have been friends for ages!!! We worked together on Broadway! So happy he's going to be on the show," Michele explained, adding, "So excited to work with the amazing Jeff Goldblum and my old friend Mr. Brian Stokes Mitchell!!"
According to TVLine, who broke the news that the actors would portray Berry's adoptive fathers, the Valentine's Day episode is titled "Heart" and Goldblum and Stokes will be singing.
Goldblum, 59, is best known for his roles in films like "Jurassic Park," "The Fly" and "Independence Day" and on TV series like "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He is also a jazz pianist and made his Broadway debut in the 1971 Tony Award-winning musical "Two Gentlemen in Verona."
Stokes, 54, is best known for his work on Broadway, but has also appeared in TV series like "Ugly Betty" and "Frasier" and in films like "The Prince of Egypt" and "Jumping the Broom." He earned a Best Actor Tony Award for his work in Broadway's "Kiss Me Kate."
Both Goldblum and Stokes lent their voices to the animated "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" series, which ran from 1990 until 1996.
Before she was cast on the show, Michele starred opposite Jonathan Groff, who plays Jesse St. James on "Glee," in the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening." One of the songs Michele sang at her audition for the television show was "On My Own" from "Les Miserables."
Michele began her on-screen career in 2000, appearing on an episode of the show "Third Watch" before being cast on "Glee." She was nominated for an Emmy her role on the series and was dubbed a "triple threat" by Billboard magazine in 2010.
Michele recently appeared in the romantic comedy film "New Year's Eve," as Ashton Kutcher's love interest. She also recently voiced the character of Dorothy in the animated musical movie "Dorothy of Oz," which is set to be released in 2012.