"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy announced the cast addition on Twitter this week, telling fans, "I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall."
Murphy did not say whether Lambert would be a series regular or a guest star for an episode or two.
Though Lambert started his career in musical theater, notably in the musical version of "The Ten Commandments," starring Val Kilmer, this would be his first acting role in film or TV. Which is a bit surprising considering just how theatrical Lambert's stage persona has been, even during his "Idol" run in 2009.
Lambert's "Glee" role will also be a chance to back up criticisms he voiced early this year about the actors in the film version of "Les Miserables" not being professional singers.
On Twitter, he wrote, "Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers. ... it's an opera."
"Les Miserables" star Russell Crowe responded, defending the decision not to sweeten the vocals. Now it's Crowe's turn to watch Lambert's acting.
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