Conferences are pretty boring, even when they're packed full of award-winning music and TV folks. But on Monday, guests in a panel with famous Disney composer Alan Menken were treated to a special treat when 'Glee' famer Darren Criss took the stage to perform a modified medley of mouse tunes.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, 'Glee' star Darren Criss, YouTube sensation Rebecca Black, piano prodigy Greyson Chance, and Disney actress/singer Debby Ryan all attended Variety's 5th Annual Power of Youth Event. The Variety event, which was held at the Hub at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, celebrates "top young talent and their dedication to philanthropic and humanitarian causes closest to their hearts, while encouraging the industry and their fans around the world to get involved and give back."
Much like his co-stars Chris Colfer and Kevin McHale, 'Glee' famer Darren Criss is an avid supporter of the Trevor Project, which aims to help LGBTQ youth by providing a safe place for them to turn when they're struggling. Criss insists that his "decision" to jump on board was an easy one -- he feels honored to be able to help a group that he respects so much.
Since joining 'Glee' as the head Warbler Blaine -- who is now a McKinley High Titan -- Darren Criss has been catapulted into mega-stardom. In a new interview with Billboard, the 24-year-old actor/musician dished on where Kurt and Blaine are headed this season, his feature film debut alongside Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening and what's up with his solo record.
It might be Broadway or bust for 'Glee' star Darren Criss. According to EW, Criss, who plays gay heartthrob Blaine Anderson on the show, is currently in discussions to take over for Harry Potter, aka actor Daniel Radcliffe, in the Broadway revival of the musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.'