Jeff Goldblum Heads to ‘Glee,’ Will Play Rachel’s Gay Dad
Jeff Goldblum is heading to “Glee.” The Fox show announced today that it has cast a duo of male actors to play Rachel’s two gay fathers. “The Fly” actor Jeff Goldblum and Broadway Veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell will play Lea Michele’s character’s adoptive parents Hiram and LeRoy Berry.
TV Line reports that Goldblum and Stokes Mitchell will make their debut on “Glee” on Valentine’s Day. The characters will be introduced in an episode called “Heart” and both Goldblum and Stokes will be singing.
You may not thing of music when you hear Goldblum’s name, but he’s actually an accomplished jazz pianist. Goldblum has also appeared in several Broadway musicals including Two Gentleman in Verona, which won a Tony in 1971. Goldblum won a Tony award himself for his performance in The Pillowman.
Here’s a video of Goldblum playing the piano on “The Larry Sanders” show.
Stokes Mitchell also has an impressive resume. TheaterMania.com reports that Mitchell won a Tony Award for his role as Fred Graham in Kiss Me Kate. He was also nominated for a Tony for Man of La Mancha, Ragtime, and King Hedley II.
What do you think about Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell as a gay couple on “Glee?”