Mormon and "Girls" Star Andrew Rannells Discusses Broadway Plans and "Glee" Finale

News   Mormon and "Girls" Star Andrew Rannells Discusses Broadway Plans and "Glee" Finale
Tony nominee Andrew Rannells, last on Broadway in the Tony-winning production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, recently spoke with CBS News about his many projects on stage and screen.
Andrew Rannells
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About his upcoming appearance on the March 20 series finale of the Fox musical series "Glee," the singing actor said, "A few years ago I worked on the show that Ryan [Murphy] created called 'The New Normal' for NBC that was so great. We only lasted the first season, but it was a fantastic experience. And Ryan has always been incredibly generous. So when he asked if I would come join them, I was very happy and proud that he asked me to be a little part of it. I feel like that show -- whether you watch it, whether you don't -- it made a huge impact on young people. Especially kids who felt a little outcast and lost -- not just gay kids, but that age where everybody feels like a loser and not sure where they fit it. I feel like Ryan was able to speak to those kids and give them a lot of hope and a lot of encouragement. I was very proud to be a very tiny part of that finale."

Rannells, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance in the hit musical The Book of Mormon, also spoke about a possible return to Broadway. "I'm always keeping my eyes out for that," Rannells said. "It gets tricky with the TV schedule particularly because 'Girls' films from the spring into the summer when a lot of things open. I was so lucky to do Hedwig last year because it fit into that schedule. Nothing makes me happier than being back in New York and back on Broadway. It's what I moved to New York to do."

The comedic actor has also been seen on Broadway in Hairspray and Jersey Boys.

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