I was working on Broadway in New York, and the Broadway strike happened, and my costar was working on a pilot with Ryan Murphy out here in Los Angeles. I met Ryan and we just had a great night talking about Barbara Streisand and our shared love for her and musical theater and what not, and I never saw him ever again. Glee was the first audition I went on in Los Angeles and Ryan was there, and I went, Do you remember me? and he was like, Of course I remember you. After going through the studio and the network, he then told me that he had written it with me in mind.