Oscar Winner Whoopi Goldberg Will Join Fox's "Glee" for Several Episodes

News   Oscar Winner Whoopi Goldberg Will Join Fox's "Glee" for Several Episodes
Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg will join the cast of Fox's "Glee" for a multi-episode arc, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Goldberg, a producer of Broadway's Sister Act, will play Carmen Tibideaux, a theatre veteran and professor at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts, the fictional school that Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) have applied to.

The Oscar winner will make her first appearance on the May 1 episode and will likely determine Rachel and Kurt's future with NYADA.

As previously reported, the soon-to-be McKinley High graduates, played by Michele, Colfer and Cory Monteith, will return to "Glee" next season. Although their characters will graduate from McKinley High at the end of the current season, Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly said that the "Glee" team has come up with an "interesting idea that [will] give us something cool to dig into for next season."

Goldberg, who can be seen on the ABC talk show "The View," was nominated for a Special Theatrical Event Tony in 2005 for her one-woman show Whoopi. She has also been seen on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Xanadu. She won an Academy Award for her performance in "Ghost" and was nominated for "The Color Purple."

"Glee" will return to Fox April 10 and airs Tuesday nights at 8 PM ET.

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