Jonathan Groff to Return to GLEE in Season 3!
According to a report by TVLine.com, Broadway favorite Jonathan Groff will indeed be returning to Fox's GLEE as Rachel's ex (Lea Michele), Jesse St. James. Groff, who last appeared on the show at the end of season two as a consultant for the New Directions, will switch sides as the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline.
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Groff originated the role of Melchior Gabor in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening. He played the role from the musical's Broadway debut on December 10, 2006 through May 18, 2008. Groff played as Claude in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair, which ran July 22 through August 31, 2008, and as Michael Lang in Ang Lee's film, Taking Woodstock.
In August 2010 he made his West End debut in Deathtrap, at the Noel Coward Theatre in a production directed by Matthew Warchus. Most recently he appeared in MCC's The Submission.
Now in its third season, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High. Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including the Golden Globe and Peabody Award and singlehandedly made glee clubs cool again.
In addition to the regular cast, GLEE has featured guest appearances by a wide range of talented performers, including Gwyneth Paltrow, who just won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Carol Burnett, Kathy Griffin, Cheyenne Jackson, John Stamos, Britney Spears, Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Molly Shannon, Olivia Newton-John and Neil Patrick Harris, who won a 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, for his work on the show.