'Glee' Brings Back Josh Groban for Season Finale
April 19, 2010
By Corinne Heller
Famed singer Josh Groban is set to make his second appearance on the hit musical comedy series Glee and will guest star on its finale on June 8, his official website says.
"The episode marks the Regionals showdown between New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline," it says. "Of course, no competition would be complete without a panel of celebrity judges. Josh will be joining upcoming Glee guest Olivia Newton-John and Sue "Donít Call Me Simon" Sylvester on the panel."
Groban, 29, last appeared on Glee as himself on its current first season's third episode, "Acafellas", which aired in September.
"On the Glee set...everyone is a superstar since I was last here...fun to see everyone enjoying this phenomenon! Also fun? Playing myself!" Groban wrote on his Twitter on Friday, posting photos of him with singer Newton-John, who played Sandy in the hit 1978 movie Grease, and also with his stand-in double, Nick.
The show recently won the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and was also honored at the TV Land Awards this past weekend. Glee was named "Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy" at this year's Golden Globes ceremony.
Glee cast members are set to go on a live tour in May, after which they are set to begin filming the season season.
Groban, famous for songs such as "You Raise Me Up" and "You Are Loved", has some acting experience, having played agoraphobic high school nerd Malcolm Wyatt on the lawyer drama series Ally McBeal in 2001 and had a starring role in a concert performance of the musical Chess.