Jeff Goldblum to play gay dad in Glee
Story by Jack Foley
JEFF Goldblum and Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell have been booked to play Rachel’s (Lea Michele)‘s gay dads in Glee.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actors will first appear in the February 14 Valentine’s Day episode, titled Heart.
Both actors are due to sing in the episode and were chosen because of their musical ability.
Goldblum, whose more obvius film credits include The Fly and Jurassic Park, has a roster of Broadway credits including The Pillowman, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Exonerated.
He is also an accomplished jazz pianist.
Stokes Mitchell, meanwhile, is a Tony winner for his performance on Broadway’s Kiss Me, Kate and has been nominated for three other Tonys for his performances in Man of La Mancha, King Hedley II and Ragtime.
Eagle-eyed TV fans may recognise him from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Frasier and Ugly Betty.
Bringing Rachel’s gay dads to the screen has been a long-held ambition of series creator Ryan Murphy, who said in a recent interview: “I’m really interested in seeing Rachel’s gay dads who we’ve never met. I’ve said that I don’t want to do that. But maybe now is the time to do it.”
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