Lea Michele will make a special appearance on Oxygen’s “The Glee Project” as the guest mentor for the premiere episode of season.
Michele, 25, Tweeted Saturday, “So excited to announce that I’ll be guest mentoring on the season 2 premiere of the Glee Project!”
The second season of the series began filming earlier this week in Los Angeles, and Michele is the first guest mentor to be revealed.
Michele has played Rachel Berry on “Glee” for all three of its seasons and was honored with both an Emmy® nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” and two Golden Globe® nominations for “Best Television Actress – Comedy or Musical” along with a 2010 Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Actress – Comedy” and a 2009 nomination for “Choice TV: Breakout Star Female” Category.
“The Glee Project” season one was recently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of “Outstanding Reality Series.” The show, which awards one winner a seven episode arc on “Glee,” will return with Ryan Murphy and Dante Di Loreto as executive producers along with series executive producers Michael Davies and Shauna Minoprio of Embassy Row. Season two of “The Glee Project” will air on Oxygen this summer with 14 contenders — two more than season one — additional themes and all new music. Second season casting recently wrapped up, with thousands of hopefuls auditioning online and in a multi-city casting tour. Murphy will once again join casting director Robert Ulrich, choreographer and “Glee” co-producer Zach Woodlee and vocal coach Nikki Anders in the final deliberations of each installment of the series.
The second season of “The Glee Project” will premiere this summer on Oxygen.