Glee is adding yet another Broadway vet to its impressive roster of guest stars: Cheyenne Jackson will have a recurring role during the show's second season, according to EW.com. He will play the newest coach of the Glee club's rival team, Vocal Adrenaline, replacing Idina Menzel (whose character Shelby Corcoran will return without Adrenaline duty). Jackson was originally set to guest during the show's first season, but had to withdraw due to an illness, he told Broadway.com in an interview earlier this year.
Jackson's many Broadway credits include Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up and Aida. He frequently appeared on the fourth season of the Emmy winning TV series 30 Rock and will join the cast of the currently filming eighth season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Jackson joins many Broadway actors who have appeared on Glee, including Kristin Chenoweth (who will reprise the role of April Rhodes during season two) as well as Victor Garber, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and others. The show recently received 19 Emmy nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series. The second season, which will feature episodes based on the music of Rocky Horror and Britney Spears, begins September 21 on Fox.