The runaway favorite show of the season has hit a high note with TV viewers across the country. Glee is the story of a misfit high school glee club with big dreams of ruling the school. But in their never-ending quest to fit in and be show choir champs, the members of New Directions endure endless torment. Led by the dedicated choir director Mr. Schuester, the club has one big hurdle standing in the way of a championship: Sue Sylvester, the cheerleading coach who has it out for McKinley High's newest stars.
The Glee cast is made up of mostly newcomers to television, but both Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester) and Lea Michele (New Directions diva Rachel Berry) have Broadway backgrounds. In fact, Matthew says Lea has plenty in common with her Broadway-bound alter ego. "She's a very strong woman and she knows exactly what she wants," he says.
"I've been performing since I was 8 years old on Broadway, and I was very much like Rachel when I was younger, so I kind of draw upon that," Lea says. "But I think she's amazing. If I can say I'm like Rachel, you know, she knows who she is and she's proud of that, and I think it's amazing. I'm so honored to play a character like her."