Confirmed: AVPM’s Darren Criss Cast on FOX’s “Glee”


Sep 26, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

There is a bit of fandom news online today, for Harry Potter has gotta get back to McKinley High. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor and singer Darren Criss, star of the popular fan-created YouTube musicals “A Very Potter Musical” and “A Very Potter Sequel,” has been cast on the also popular FOX television show, “Glee.” The article goes on to say that Criss has been cast as “Blaine”a cute and charismatic gay student from a rival Glee club named the Dalton Academy Warblers”will maintain a strictly platonic friendship with McKinley High’s most out and proud pupil” (Kurt, portrayed by actor Chris Colfer). Mr. Criss received his role on the show following his submission of an audition tape as part of an open casting call “Glee” producers held this summer. As readers will reacall, Leaky conducted an interview with Criss and his fellow “A Very Potter Musical” creators in 2009, which can be seen via this link.
“Glee” airs Tuesday evenings at 8/7c on the FOX television network in the States.
Update: Leaky has confirmed this casting to be accurate. Criss’ role is to involve the story line involving Kurt’s boyfriend, says a source close to the casting.
Many, many thanks to Andrew! :)

86 Responses to Confirmed: AVPM’s Darren Criss Cast on FOX’s “Glee”

Avatar ImageGryffindorGarstang says: Woooo! this is awesome!Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Woooo! I'm a casual watcher of glee, I kinda like it. But now I'll watch it a lot more if Darren's on it! Yay!Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: Wow! This is awesome news! I love AVPM and Glee! I was wondering who was going to play Kurt's boyfriend!Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: i'm actually going to be watching Glee now that darren's on it...i've never seen it before but half my school population does so i've heard lots about itAvatar ImageBookworm Jen says: I am so excited about this; I've been going crazy since I saw EW's Tweet! I wasn't sure if it was true, but since Leaky's posting it, I'm guessing that it is. Hopefully now all my non-HP fan friends who wouldn't listen when I kept telling them how awesome AVPM & AVPS are and how talented the production team is will now believe me! I love it when some of my favorite things come together, is this is a big one! :DAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Yay! Harry Potter and Glee collide!!!Avatar Imagedaharja says: I'm flipping out.Avatar Image62obsessedwHP says: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love AVPM and I HATE GLEE but I may actually start to like it now!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLily_Phoenix says: THIS IS AMAZING!!11Avatar ImageJK.jr. says: YES!!!! I just started watching Glee and got hooked and this just makes it all that much better!!!!!!!Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: I'm so glad Darren's on the show, he's SO GOOD. Sadly I get home at 9:30 on Tuesdays so I'll always be a little behind (I think they usually put the latest couple of episodes online). I was starting to get bored with Glee as well, so I'm glad they're adding a little bit of totally awesome to the mix.Avatar Imagekarrijustina says: Dreams really do come true! Two of my geek loves have just collided! So proud of and happy for Darren. TOTAL AWESOMENESS!Avatar ImageEastTwilight says: This is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!Avatar ImageGottaGetBackToHogwarts says: YES!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!! GO DARREN!!!Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: Omg this is big news. I love glee and watch every episode. Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Totally awesome!! I am sooooooooooo excited for this!! I kind of love Darren Criss. :)Avatar ImageThatJordanEdwards says: Sheesh, you'd think this was the Gleeky Cauldron! ;) This is awesome news! Darren totally deserves all of his success. Avatar ImageIceholic says: LOL @ the Gleeky Cauldron.Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: :D :D :D :D :D :D YAYYYYYY!!!!Avatar Imagerizzijl says: oh. my. GOSH! i thought this day would never come!!!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Awesome! I <3 Glee. :)Avatar ImagejohnNoefan83 says: My fangirl meter is off the charts right now. I'm too old to outwardly freak out and dance around the room, but I'm doing that on the inside!!!Avatar ImageLeper says: This is amazing. Like the best news ever. I've been rooting for him since a friend linked me to his audition video telling me to support him, being the fan of AVPM that I am. I didn't really believe he'd get a part, just because there were so many people posting videos. BUT HE DID! It's like I've died and went to heaven.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: That's so awesome! I'm not a big Glee fan, but I'm glad Darren is going to get exposure on such a popular show. Good for him!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY! Now I might actually watch Glee. hahaAvatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: This is so awesome! He's one of us! Avatar Imageratorr2 says: Good for him! I've never watched Glee but loved A Very Potter Musical and it's sequel. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.Avatar ImageGingergirl26 says: OMG My favourite show with my favourite series!! :D my life is now complete lol. Imagine if they put a song from the musical...that could be cool, yay best news, i'm so happy. I love Darren Criss and Glee! They are what you call perfect for each other. Avatar ImageGingergirl26 says: OMG My favourite show with my favourite series!! :D my life is now complete lol. Imagine if they put a song from the musical...that could be cool, yay best news, i'm so happy. I love Darren Criss and Glee! They are what you call perfect for each other. Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: wooooooooooooAvatar Imagedoxycide says: OMG MADE MY DAY!!Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Oh, are you kidding me? Damn, he's going to make me force myself to watch an episode of Glee. :PAvatar Imagemoonysmusician says: YES!! CONGRATULATIONS TO DARREN!! My world just exploded from awesomeness. <3 DFTBA, man. We're proud.Avatar ImageLittle Light says: AO TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Way t'go, Darren!! Make us proud!!Avatar ImageAlli says: Congrats to Darren! This is fabulous! I am sooo excited to watch Darren on TV again! Was really disappointed when they cancelled Eastwick :( but YAY GLEE ITS MY FAVOURITE SHOW! Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: THIS IS AMAZING! ! glee is toiletry awesome!Avatar ImageMz_Slytherin xD says: THIS IS TOTTTAAALLLLYYYY AWESOME xD GOOOO DARREN :3 <3Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow, congratulations, Darren!Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: I'm not going to act surprised but I remain totally awesomely thrilled. :) Avatar ImageCatherine says: That is so awesome! Congrats Darren!Avatar ImageFred_and_George87 says: Very cool! Congrats to Darren. Guess I'll have to watch Glee more now :PAvatar ImageFred_and_George87 says: Very cool! Congrats to Darren. Guess I'll have to watch Glee more now :PAvatar Imageksddancer says: This is awesome! I watch Glee all the time!Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: Real big news Whoot whootAvatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: YAYAY!!! I LOVE DARREN CRISS!!! I don't watch Glee, but I definitely am now!!! x)Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: A pox on Fox. I wouldn't watch anything on the channel that inflicts O'Reilly, Hannity, Coulter and their ilk on the world.Avatar ImageTraceymmm says: This is awesome. I love Glee, i love AVPM and i love Darren Criss! I Love IT!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: :O:O:O YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY XDAvatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: potter takes you placesAvatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Wow,this is really cool,i mean that's totally awesome! :)Avatar ImagePollytomat says: I love such moments when great people (and we all are sure that Darren is great) achieve something huge (and I consider a role [even not the most important one] in a leading americain tv-show such as Glee a huge success!)!!! He most definitely deserved it! I hope they will give him a lot of appearences. It happens, when the actor is very good, the scenario can always be changed. I watched an interview with Chris Colfer where he said that initially Kurt's part had been very small and unimportant and after the audition with Chris scenarists transformed Kurt in one of the main characters! So, we can hope that the same will happen with Darren! And of course... This is TOTALLY AWESOME! :)Avatar ImageCrazy and Proud says: AMAZING! YAY! So excited to see this!!! WOO! WOO! 2 of my favorite things combined! <3 Avatar ImageCrazy and Proud says: Oh and of course it's going to be totally awesome! :DAvatar ImageCarinaPotter says: I promised all of my Gleeky friends that I would start watching and following the show ONLY if Darren went on it... Guess I'm going to have to watch it now!!! :D :D :D Really, I'm SO happy for him! He's so unbelievably talented and really deserves this! His popularity is going to SKYROCKET! Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: AND LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT I AM AN ORIGINAL DARREN CRISS FANGIRL. ;DAvatar Imagenddulac says: So wonderful to see the Potter fandom represented on such an outstanding show. (Even if he was taken completely by surprise at how his work (and that of his friends in StarKid) was so emphatically embraced by the fandom!)Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: I've geeked out over this all day! WOW!! Go, Darren, go! I'm so glad for him! For the record, we knew him first! :DAvatar ImageLeper says: Oh, shut up. Contrary to what you may think, we aren't monsters.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wow! Cool!Avatar ImagePotter_Puella says: Omigosh! I am SO excited! I literally screamed when I read this. Although I might die if he becomes more known for his Glee role than for AVPM/AVPS.Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: i never watched glee, but my friends rave about it so ill watch! maybe my gellk friend who ive been begging to watch the starkid stuff Avatar ImageSindi says: Thats great! :DAvatar ImageFresca says: Darren is very talented. Good for him!Avatar ImageRavenclawGirl13 says: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMeg Weasley says: my best birthday present ever1 Avatar Imagenearramorgan says: Gosh!!! I so totally love darren criss and seeiing him in Glee would be epic! But I'm not sure if I'll like him to be gay there...Avatar ImageHPandtheDA007 says: omg omg omg. i seriously am hyperventilating right now. Glee plus darren criss? ahhhhhhhh. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageSlyBones says: O_O seriously? I LOVE glee. And this is just awesome. Avatar ImageNatashaMalfoy_0805 says: OMG now we need to get wrock on Glee and Harry Potter can take over the world . . .Lol When is the episode going to air?Avatar ImageFilthyMudblood___ says: Totally excited! I am a Glee fan, but season two disappointed me greatly, but I'm definitely going to keep on watching for this! And Darren Criss is such a sweetie and a really good actor and singer. I'm so happy for him and for StarKid; they must be so proud.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: This is so cool!!! Congrats, Darren. Represent us well, Dude. :o)Avatar ImageWeasEllie says: Actually LOVE this. The only think better than Darren Criss is ... RED VINES. :DAvatar Imagecocoeple says: SO excited for this!!!!!! :DAvatar Imagepadfootlestrange says: I never thought anything could make me love Glee or Darren Criss more, but both together is just mindblowing :D And I'm so glad I'll be able to say that I've loved Darren since AVPM, once he starts getting more widely fangirled, which is inevitable. <3 <3 <3Avatar Imagesupervampy says: YES!Avatar Imagecampo123456789 says: Awosme!Avatar ImageDuckyLynn says: This makes my life. Avatar Imagebookworm941 says: Oh my God. That is TOTALY AWESOME!!!Avatar Imagefredluver14 says: i loooooooooooooooooooveeeeeeee glee AND AVPM so this is like the best thing thhat could ever happen!!!:)Avatar ImageLeahLuvsHarry says: Awesomeness ;) OMGSH! Imagine if Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe were in Glee! :OAvatar ImageRavenQuill says: i got so excited when I heard about this! I am a gleek and an AMPM/S fan so this is BRILLIANT news to me!!Avatar ImageJooooooolz says: Wow that's so amazing! It's Darren Criss IN GLEE! Oh my god I'm so excited to see him on the show!Avatar Imagequibbler520 says: I LOVE AVPM!!!Avatar Imagectgryffindor says: Glee is incredible now! Great choice Ryan!! TALENT at it's purest!!! :)Avatar Imagealwayssnape says: TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love glee and darren is AMAZING <3333333333333333Avatar Imagealwayssnape says: TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love glee and darren is AMAZING <3333333333333333

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