Bette Midler Will Guest Star on "Glee"

By Adam Hetrick
16 Oct 2012

Bette Midler
Bette Midler
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Grammy Award winner Bette Midler has accepted an invitation from Ryan Murphy to guest star on the Fox musical series "Glee," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Glee" creator Murphy reportedly invited the "For the Boys" and "Beaches" star to be part of  the series during the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in New York on Oct. 15.

"I just asked the incredible Bette Midler to be on Glee in front of 1,000 people. I hope she says yes!," Murphy tweeted. Midler swiftly agreed, according to another of Murphy's tweets.

The actress also got into the game as to whom she should play on "Glee." "I have one vote for Rachel's grandmother...hmmmm. I'm thinking, I'm thinking!!," Midler tweeted.



The fourth season of "Glee" will return Nov. 8.

Midler made her Broadway debut as Tzeitel in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. She returned to the Great White Way in several concerts: Bette Midler, Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue and Bette! Divine Madness. She was awarded a Special Tony Award in 1974 for "adding luster to the Broadway season." Midler's screen credits are extensive and include Oscar nominations for her performances in "For the Boys" and "The Rose." She is also the recipient of Grammy Awards for Record of the Year ("Wind Beneath My Wings," 1989), Best Pop Vocal Performance Female ("The Rose," 1980) and Best New Artist (1973). She was also the producer of the Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert.