Broadway Vet Carol Burnett Joins Glee

August 4, 2010 By:
Broadway Vet Carol Burnett Joins Glee

Everyone and their mother seems to be getting a chance to be on Glee, but when Broadway greats are being cast, we get really excited!

EW is reporting that stage veteran Carol Burnett is the latest to join the eclectic cast. She’ll play Sue Syvester’s (Jane Lynch) mother. What a perfect match!

Show sources say Burnett’s character is a Nazi hunter….however you want to interpret that! As most Gleeks will remember, Sue referenced her parents in an episode last season. No word on whether anyone has been cast as the father.

Carol is a great addition to the cast! Aside from her stage work, Burnett is hilarious, and has done some TV guest appearances recently as well. She played Bree’s evil stepmother on Desperate Housewives in 2006 and a Rockette-turned-strip-club owner on Law & Order: SVU, for which she was nominated for an Emmy!