Jonathan Groff Will Return to "Glee"

News   Jonathan Groff Will Return to "Glee"
 
Original Spring Awakening co-stars Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele will be reunited once again when Groff reprises his role as Jesse St. James opposite the Rachel of Michele in the music-filled TV series "Glee."

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TVLine.com reports that "Glee" executive producer Ryan Murphy confirmed that Groff, recently seen Off-Broadway in The Submission, will return to the hit Fox series later this season. When he returns, however, Groff will no longer be a performer in Vocal Adrenaline but the coach of New Directions' rival choir. A return date has yet to be announced.

In a previous interview with Playbill.com, Groff spoke about performing on the hit TV series. "I had a blast on the show. I'd love to go back and do another episode," Groff said. The rehearsal schedule for the music-filled series he admitted is "pretty intense. A normal television show is really intense because it moves so fast and you have no rehearsal and you just sort of show up and do the scenes, and it's like a machine. ... And then on 'Glee,' you add on to that going to the studio and recording your number, and if it's a dance number, going to the rehearsal space and choreographing it, as well. So it's just sort of throwing two more elements into that already packed schedule. I had an easier time because I was a guest star, so I got to breeze in and do a couple of numbers and breeze back out again, but for the members of the company that are there every day in the classroom, like Matthew [Morrison] and all of the kids, it's a real grind for them, because even if that particular episode isn't about them, and they're not necessarily singing a lot in that episode, they're still doing all those classroom scenes, and probably recording and choreographing whatever they're doing for the next show. So, they're kept very, very busy, and the schedule is very, very tight."

Jonathan Groff received a Tony nomination as well as a Theatre World Award for his performance in Broadway's Spring Awakening. His Off-Broadway credits include Spring Awakening, Hair, The Bacchae, Prayer for My Enemy and The Singing Forest. He was also seen in the West End in the revival of Deathtrap. Groff's screen credits include "Taking Woodstock," "The Conspirator," "Twelve Thirty," "Glee," "One Life to Live" and "Pretty/Handsome."

"Glee" airs Tuesday nights at 8 PM ET on Fox.

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