Attention McKinley High: Ricky Martin has arrived!
The pop star hit the "Glee" set this week to begin taping his guest role as a Spanish teacher at TV's most musical high school and the cast was happy to have him.
Leading lady Lea Michele tweeted a photo of herself with Martin and was clearly up for sharing the stage:
He's seriously the sweetest and such a great fit for our show! twitter.com/msleamichele/s…
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) January 6, 2012
The two singers go way back. Michele tweeted: "I've known Ricky since I'm 8 years old! He was in Les Mis on Broadway with me in 1996! Crazy huh?!"
Martin tweeted another shot with many of young cast members on the hit Fox series:
First day!! :o) lockerz.com/s/172013576
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) January 6, 2012
When it was originally reported that the former Menudo member Martin was joining "Glee" in November 2011, TV Line reported that he would headline two musical numbers.
It's been a while since Martin has been on the small screen: "Glee" is his first scripted acting role since 1996's "Barefoot in Paradise," but he also spent two years on "General Hospital" in the mid-'90s and he also appeared in an episode of "The Love Boat" in 1985 before going solo.