5 user 13 critic

The Glee Project 

A competition where 10 contenders compete each week for a role in the show "Glee".
1,858 ( 295)




2   1  
2012   2011  
5 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song performances and Glee fans' life stories and how the show influenced them.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen, Jennifer Arnold
Stars: Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele
Glee (2009–2015)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
Smash (2012–2013)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

William McKinley High School once had a champion glee club, but now they're floundering. That's when an idealistic Spanish teacher takes up their cause, vowing to transform the rag-tag ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Murphy
Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig
Glee Encore (Video 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to Gleek Out! This full-length piece features a set list of Season One's most sensational musical numbers.

Stars: Dianna Agron, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Colfer
The Mayor (2017–2018)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mixtape and wins the election.

Stars: Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Marcel Spears
The New Normal (2012–2013)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King
Grease Live! (TV Movie 2016)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again.

Directors: Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski
Stars: Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love,"... See full summary »

Director: Michael John Warren
Stars: Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy

A female Seneca Scout with the Union Army in 1865, helps a widowed, Southern woman escape to safety in the West. They overcome hardships, evading Union Soldiers bent on their capture and Confederates who don't know the Civil War has ended.

Stars: Damian McGinty, Tom Proctor, Juliet Rose Serrato
Grandfathered (2015–2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A confirmed bachelor discovers he's a dad--and a grandfather.

Stars: John Stamos, Paget Brewster, Josh Peck
Glee (2003)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Josselin Mahot
Stars: Ryan Heiferman, Antonios Papadogiannis, Lynne Valley


Series cast summary:
Nikki Anders ...  Herself 23 episodes, 2011-2012
Ryan Murphy ...  Himself 23 episodes, 2011-2012
Robert J. Ulrich ...  Himself 23 episodes, 2011-2012
Zachary Woodlee ...  Himself 22 episodes, 2011-2012
Erik White ...  Himself 19 episodes, 2011-2012
Samuel Larsen ...  Himself 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Damian McGinty ...  Himself / ... 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Alex Newell ...  Himself 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Aylin Bayramoglu ...  Herself 12 episodes, 2012
Lily Mae Harrington ...  Herself 12 episodes, 2012
Blake Jenner ...  Himself 12 episodes, 2012
Ali Stroker ...  Herself 12 episodes, 2012
Michael Weisman ...  Himself 12 episodes, 2012
Lindsay Pearce ...  Herself 11 episodes, 2011
Shanna Henderson ...  Herself 11 episodes, 2012
Hannah McIalwain ...  Herself 10 episodes, 2011
Abraham Lim ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2012


A groundbreaking 10-episode competition series that finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on 'Glee.' From thousands of entries, and an exhaustive nationwide talent search, the series uncovers a unique group of artists from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog has a fighting chance at stardom. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

three word title | See All (1) »



Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official site





Release Date:

June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glee projekt See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Part 'Glee' , part 'America's Got Talent.' (no spoilers)
15 July 2011 | by dcbentleySee all my reviews

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy wants to find new talent for his runaway hit series. No use wasting all that hard work and a perfectly good national talent search, so The Glee Project was born. Tens of thousands of teen singers (as well as post-teen singers pretending to look like high-schoolers) grind through the auditions for the chance to perform on several episode of 'Glee'. 'The Glee Project' shows little of these early efforts, starting out almost immediately with the twelve chosen standouts. It's a diverse mix of male/female, pretty/not so pretty, tall/short, longhair/short hair kids. All very, very good singers in their own right. Each themed episode is visited by a regular cast member form the Glee mothership, not the A-list mind you, mostly support characters, but unquestionably talented people in and of themselves. The kids are given homework, a song to sing and choreograph together. They then perform it as the surprise 'guest mentor' watches and picks a standout. That standout is given perks in the form of individual tutelage with the guest mentor and special solo focus in the week's video shoot. The week's video is professionally produced with vocals recorded in a studio ahead of time, giving vocal producer Niki Anders an opportunity to instruct, motivate and if at all possible, belittle the nervous, struggling voices. The show captures brief vignettes in the recording studio and the video set zooming in on every possible cracking voice, petty squabble and unfortunate diva moment. Drama between the young singers is sought out and drawn out throughout the whole episode though most often it seems contrived or very selectively-edited. The finished video is shown in its entirety. This is the undisputed acme of each episode. Casting director Robert Ulrich and choreographer Zach Woodlee sit in the front row and one by one offer critique and then announce to the kids on stage who will continue and which three, the weakest of the week, will be required to perform individually in front of the Murphy himself. From these three, one will not be 'called back'. The singers only have a couple of hours to prepare (so we are told), so there are the predictable shots of rehearsal room sweat, tears, fear, woe and lament. Extra camera time is awarded to anyone willing to reveal his or her innermost trial and torment. Each of the three perform and are then told their strengths and weaknesses (mostly the latter) by a usually pontificating and condescending Murphy, whose highest compliment seems to be "I can write to that." Indicating, in my opinion, that he really doesn't know what he's looking for at all, but will apparently know it when he sees it. (or writes itself entirely, a la the Glee character, Kurt (Chris Colfer)) Rather then man up and tell the kids to their faces who got the boot, Ulrich posts a list and the three each make the solo perp-walk out to check to see if they've been called back or eliminated. The best parts of this show by far are the kids' performances. These are all relatively unknown and yet very talented young individuals. The weekly videos are first rate and even the homework assignment is polished and near-ready for prime time. The 'drama' is overstressed and is fast becoming a tired, clichéd, and dare I say, lazy entertainment mechanism. This is the same sort of glop you see on every other reality show from 'Survivor' to 'Next Food Network Star'. Minor, petty bickering and emoting juiced up with dramatic sound tracks and contextually questionable close-ups and narrowly edited sound bites. Murphy comes off at the same time as both arrogant and weak, completely subjective and at odds with himself as to what it is he is actually wanting. The kids themselves, bless their little hearts, are fun, expressive, intense and eerily 'normal'. It's a fun and entertaining hour each week, number one in priority on my DVR, even with all the fake drama bits. Highly recommended!

11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed