For the Gleeks in our cast (and those of you who are not familiar with that term, check out this link for an explanation), I thought I’d share the just announced casting of Rachel Berry’s two dads on Glee. There’s already one link between Ragtime and Glee. Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry, also played Tateh’s daughter, “the little girl,” in the original Broadway production of Ragtime.

And now, guess who else from that Ragtime production has been cast as one of her two dads on Glee? The original Coalhouse Walker, Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Apparently Lea tweeted “family portrait” taken with a cell phone from the set of Glee yesterday. (You’ll see Jeff Goldblum completes the trio. While he is better known for Broadway roles in dramas, like The Pillowman, Goldblum is an accomplished jazz pianist.)

The episode featuring Rachel Berry’s much discussed but never before seen two dads is scheduled for February 14. You all will be in Ragtime class, so set those DVRs!