2010 was a banner year for Gleeks. The cast members of our favorite musical TV show performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll; they graced the covers of multiple magazines (occasionally raising a few eyebrows); they went on tour; they sampled songs from the holy trinity of Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Britney Spears; and they actually made us like Gwyneth Paltrow. But what were the stars of this hit series doing before its 2009 premiere? Click through, and you might be surprised by what we found out.
Jane Lynch shills for Frosted Flakes in this commercial from the mid-90s.
This is Jenna Ushkowitz’s audition song for Spring Awakening, the Broadway show that starred Glee cast members Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff. Jenna made her Broadway debut in a 1996 revival of The King & I.
Lea Michele, age 12, discussing her experiences as a child star on Broadway.
Matthew Morrison as a dance instructor in Bob Rizzo’s Simply Funk. Watch a clip of him in action here.