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Glee Character Guide
The cast of TV's best new series is taking over the Oprah Show stage! Get to know the quirky characters we've come to love.
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester
Will Schuester
(played by Matthew Morrison)
Will Schuester is the heart and soul of William McKinley High School's glee club. In high school, Will was a performer who helped the school's glee club win the 1993 show choir championship. After graduation, he gave up his dream of becoming a singer and married his high school sweetheart, Terri. He became a Spanish teacher at his alma mater...but something seemed to be missing in his life. When he saw the glee club flailing after its adviser was fired for inappropriate conduct, he stepped in to be the new director of New Directions, much to the dismay of his overbearing wife.

Will is passionate about his students and his work, but at home, his marriage is hanging on by a thread. For months, his wife tricked him into believing she was pregnant and tried to sabotage his friendship with guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury. When he learns of Terri's deception, he leaves her and follows his heart, which leads him into Emma's arms.