Supergirl/Flash musical episode casts Darren Criss as singing villain

Darren Criss is set to join his Glee co-stars in Supergirl The Musical

DISCLAIMER: This news piece was written by a massive Gleek.

So, we’ve been pretty hyped for the upcoming musical episode of Supergirl for a while now, what with us loving both Supergirl and musicals slightly more than average. We’ve also been hyped for the fact that the singing performances will actually be good, as actors Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin (who will be visiting from The Flash for an episode) are both ex-Glee stars.

Our hype levels have now reached critical, as another Glee alum has just been added to the cast of the musical episode. Fan favourite Darren Criss will be joining the heroes as Music Meister, a DC villain that originally appeared in the ‘Mayhem Of The Music Meister‘ episode of the Batman: The Brave And The Bold animated series, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris.

Along with making masses of guys and girls swoon with his velvety solos as Blaine Anderson in Glee, Criss is also mostly known for taking on lead roles in Broadway versions of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Hedwig And The Angry Inch, and playing Harry Potter in stage troupe Starkid’s A Very Potter MusicalA Very Potter Sequel and A Very Potter Senior Year (which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already).

Speaking to TVLine, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said: “With our Flash and our Supergirl being Glee alums, how could we not have them go up against another Glee favourite like Darren Criss?

“We have been blown away by his talent over the years and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the Music Meister.”

The CW also recently confirmed which Supergirl and The Flash stars will be singing in the crossover episode. As well as Benoist, Gustin and Criss, the list includes Broadway veterans Jesse L Martin (Joe West), Victor Garber (Dr Martin Stein), John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) and Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott), and non-Broadway veteran Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon).

Supergirl is currently airing at 8pm on Mondays on Sky1 HD in the UK. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the series, as well as Arrow and The Flash, in the latest issue of SciFiNow.