Naya Rivera in ‘Glee’
To All Old Gleeks: The cast of the beloved Glee musical series reunite for a special one-night-only tribute.
Cast members Darren Criss, Vanessa Lengies, Becca Tobin, Alex Newell, Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr. and Jenna Ushkowitz will all attend the event, which will take place at the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards on April 8.
The reunion will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the character Santana Lopez, played in the series by Naya Rivera. The cast will also pay special tribute to Rivera, who died last year in a boating accident.
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Queer singer Demi Lovato will present the tribute alongside actress Heather Morris, who played Rivera’s love interest on the series. Details on the actual tribute remain scarce, although knowing the cast of Glee a song is almost mandatory.
During Glee’s first run, the character of Satana Lopez became one of the show’s most popular children and received widespread acclaim as an icon of queer Latin portrayal. The cast will commemorate the revolutionary character in his appearance, as well as a sad farewell to Rivera.
Since 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have recognized outstanding representation and innovation in the portrayal of LGBTQ characters on television and in film. Glee fans who wish to watch the tribute can stream the ceremony live on YouTube on April 8 at 10 p.m. EST.