IDINA MENZEL TO RETURN TO "GLEE" IN SEASON 3
Rachel Berry's mom is back. Tony Award winner Idina Menzel is in final negotiations to return to Fox's GLEE in the upcoming third season for a major arc that could span as many as 10-12 episodes, according to Deadline.
In what is described the only significant cast addition on the show next season, Menzel will reprise her role as Rachel Berry's (Lea Michele) biological mother Shelby Corcoran, which she originated in 5 episodes of GLEE's first season.
"I'm really excited that Idina is joining the family again," said GLEE co-creator Ryan Murphy. "We missed her last year and we're happy that she is coming back."
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel has a diverse career on stage and in film, television, and music. In 2009 Ms. Menzel co- starred with Josh Groban in the concert version of Chess: The Musical, recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall and broadcast on PBS. In December 2005 she completed her role as the misunderstood Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, for which she received a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award nomination.
What do you want to see from Shelby Corcoran this coming season? Will she still have Beth?