"Such amazing news that two of my very best friends are going to be on #Glee this year!" said Michele via social media website Twitter. "@ddlovato & @PhoebeStrole! Thank you @MrRPMurphy! ❤"
Watch the Playbill exclusive video of Strole singing songwriter Joey Contreras' "Good Friends" in the "Hot Off the Ivories" series here.
As previously reported, singer-songwriter Demi Lovato will join the series for a multi-episode arc as Dani, a New York City-based struggling artist friend of Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera). She will also interact with the new character played by "American Idol" runner-up and Wicked actor Adam Lambert.
"Glee" is slated to return to Fox Sept. 26. To watch the newly released trailer for the upcoming fifth season, click here.