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Christopher Paul Colfer (born May 27, 1990) is an American actor, singer, and author. He gained international recognition for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the television musical Glee (2009–2015). Colfer's portrayal of Kurt received critical praise for which he has been the recipient of several awards, including the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film, three consecutive People's Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor in from 2013 to 2015, two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations and one Grammy Award nomination. In April 2011, Colfer was named one of the Time 100, Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Colfer wrote, starred in, produced, and novelized his first film, Struck by Lightning, which debuted at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. He also wrote The New York Times bestselling The Land of Stories series of YA books, starting with The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. As of September 2021, he has published eighteen books.

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Full Video: Dylan Mulvaney and Chris Colfer Sing 'Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy' Mash-up

In this video, watch as social media star Dylan Mulvaney is joined on stage by Glee alum Chris Colfer to belt out a Broadway mash-up 'Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy.'
Videos: Dylan Mulvaney and Chris Colfer Join the 'Roses Turn' TikTok Trend

Social media star Dylan Mulvaney is jumping on the Rose's Turn TikTok viral bandwagon, with a cameo from the trendsetter himself, GLEE star, Chris Colfer. Watch the video!
VIDEO: GLEE Star Chris Colfer Reacts To 'Rose's Turn' Viral TikTok Trend

It's Rose's Turn on TikTok lately, as creators on the app have taken Chris Colfer's Glee performance of the song and turned it into a viral sensation. See Chris' reaction in a new video!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 23, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 23, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Videos: Chris Colfer's GLEE Version of 'Roses Turn' from GYPSY Sparks Viral TikTok Trend

TikTokkers are getting creative in the wake of UMG's catalog removal from the platform. Catch up on the global video trend featuring Chris Colfer's rendition of 'Rose's Turn' from GYPSY.
Photos: Go Inside TAO Park City at Sundance with CASAMIGOS

Check out photos from inside TAO Park City’s annual pop-up at Sundance Film Festival, featuring Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, Dylan Mulvaney, Steven Yeun, Chris Colfer, and more!
The Drama Book Shop Announces Upcoming Author Events

The Drama Book Shop presents a series of events featuring new theatrical literary works by authors and playwrights. Join them for inspiring discussions and celebrations of the power of American theater. Reserve your seat on their website.
Museum of Broadway Adds Costumes from Lea Michele & Ben Platt; New Exclusive Artifacts

Guests visiting the Museum of Broadway can view new artifacts including the “Don’t Rain On My Parade” costume worn by Lea Michele in Funny Girl and a suit worn by Ben Platt in the 2023 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical Parade.
Chris Colfer, Cameron Esposito, And Alexandra Billings Will Participate In A Virtual Panel On Queer Visibility And Authorship

On Saturday, June 3 at 2 PM EDT, Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) will host a virtual panel on the importance of queer people telling their own stories.
Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of NAME THAT TUNE on FOX - Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Get all the scoop on NAME THAT TUNE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, February 1, 2023! Jordin Sparks vs. Clay Aiken and Amber Riley vs. Chris Colfer. Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski hosts, and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson serves as band leader. Watch a video clip from a recent episode now!
Ryan Murphy Teases a Possible GLEE Broadway Musical

During the second half of his interview on the 'And That's What You REALLY Missed' podcast, Murphy stated that since there has 'been enough time' since the series ended, he is now pondering his next step with the brand. Possible options he included were a Broadway musical adaptation or a reboot.
Ryan Murphy Reveals That Mr. Schuester Was Originally a Crystal Meth Addict on GLEE

Glee creator Ryan Murphy was the guest on the first episode of the 'And That's You REALLY Missed' podcast, which deep dives into a behind-the-scenes look at the hit musical series. Murphy reveals that the character of Mr. Schue, played by Matthew Morrison, was originally written for Justin Timberlake and had a meth addiction.
GLEE Controversies Uncovered in New Discovery+ Docu-Series

The series will pull the curtain back on the good and bad experiences of Glee's cast and crew. The series will also feature testimonies from close friends and family, revealing never-heard-before stories. The docu-series will also have exclusive access to Glee cast and crew members, who will give their personal stories.
GLEE To Return to Streaming on Disney+ and Hulu This June!

The musical comedy teen drama Glee will make its return to streaming on Disney+ and Hulu.
Photos: Chris Colfer, Peppermint, André de Shields & More Take Part in PBS' TRUE COLORS: LGBTQ+ OUR STORIES, OUR SONGS

Nouveau Productions and PBS present a new collaboration, just in time for Pride Month. TRUE COLORS: LGBTQ+ OUR STORIES, OUR SONGS celebrates the stories and music that make us who we are. Offering a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States, the special shares real-life stories of hope, resilience and triumph.
André de Shields, Cynthia Nixon & More Join TRUE COLORS Special on PBS

The new special will feature André De Shields performing “The Colors of My Life” from Barnum, drag artists Peppermint, Alexis Michelle and Jujubee performing “(A Little More) Mascara” from La Cage Aux Folles, trans opera singer Breanna Sinclairé singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story, and appearances by Cynthia Nixon, Chris Colfer, and more.
Student Blog: Top 10 Underrated Glee Songs

As entertaining and cathartic it can be to poke fun at 'Glee,' we should also take the time to recognize its successes-especially those we missed the first time around. And what better occasion to do so than around the anniversary of the airing of the pilot?
VIDEO: GLEE Cast Tributes Naya Rivera, THE BOYS IN THE BAND Wins, and More at the 2021 GLAAD Awards

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, tonight hosted a virtual ceremony to announce the award recipients of the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD partnered with Google to exclusively premiere the ceremony on GLAAD’s YouTube.
Student Blog: That's What We Missed on 'Glee'

Since quarantine began, I’ve seen a lot of older fans revisit the show, as well as some new viewers getting into it for the first time, and my boredom drove me to follow the trend. While I enjoyed the nostalgia of re-watching my favorite moments, it was strange to view the show with adult eyes and realize just how much my perspective and opinions have changed.
The Cast of GLEE Will Reunite at GLAAD Media Awards

Rivera passed away in July of 2020 following a tragic swimming accident at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.

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