Entertainment Weekly reports that Cheyenne Jackson, most recently on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Finian's Rainbow, has landed a recurring role on the television series, which co-stars Broadway's Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele. According to EW.com, Jackson will succeed Tony winner Idina Menzel as Vocal Adrenaline's coach. Menzel fans shouldn't worry, however. The former Wicked star, who was revealed to be Rachel (Lea Michele)'s biological mother, will be returning to the series during its second season, according to previous reports.
Cheyenne Jackson, who was seen in the film "United 93" and the TV series "30 Rock," has appeared on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Aida and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He starred in the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, and his regional credits include West Side Story, The Most Happy Fella, Children of Eden, Hair, Carousel, Damn Yankees and Kismet. Jackson is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices and was seen Off-Broadway in The Agony and the Agony and at City Center in Damn Yankees and Finian's Rainbow.
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