Jane Lynch revealed she will likely make her Broadway debut this summer, though she won’t reveal what her role will be.
“I hope to be coming to New York to do a musical this summer,” Lynch told WENN. “I have not inked the deal but I’m teasing it and you heard it here first. It’s already in production and I’ll be stepping in. I’m really thrilled. I think it’s gonna be fun and if it doesn’t happen forget I said anything!”
A spokesperson for Lynch said they have “no comment” about the role, but rumors have popped up that she may appear in “Annie” as Miss Hannigan, replacing the departing Katie Finneran. Broadway.com deduced this could possibly be the case by playing “detective,” and deciding that since Finneran is confirmed to join Micheal J. Fox’s new television series this fall, Lynch could step into the open role on Broadway.
Broadway would seem to be a logical next step for Lynch, who of course currently stars as Sue Sylvester in the hit Fox show “Glee.”
Though a new role would mark her Broadway debut, it would not be her first stage experience. In fact, she wrote and starred in “Oh Sister, My Sister,” a 1998 play that was later presented at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in 2004.
Additionally, she starred in a performance of “8,” a play by Dustin Lance Black that serves a reenactment of the federal trial that overturned the Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California. Lynch portrayed Maggie Gallagher in the production, which was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube. The performance also starred Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Chris Colfer.
In addition to her work on “Glee,” Lynch has appeared as a singer on the soundtracks for “A Mighty Wind” and “Another Cinderella Story.”