One of his real in-school experiences was later turned into a sub-plot for his character on Glee, when the high school teachers denied him the chance to sing "Defying Gravity" from the musical Wicked because it is traditionally sung by a woman.At the age of eighteen, Colfer starred as Russel Fish in Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident, a short film where an awkward teenager must pass a Presidential Physical Fitness test or fail gym class and lose his admission to Harvard University.In 2012, Colfer dedicated his first published novel to her, and quoted her: "Christopher, I think you should wait until you're done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer." The next year, Colfer began attending Clovis East High School, where he was involved with the speech and debate program, and won "many speech and debate champion titles", including placing ninth in the State Competition for Dramatic Interpretation.He was also active in the drama club, the FFA, "was president of the Writer's Club, editor of the school's literary magazine, and captain of Destination Imagi Nation".For two weeks after the book’s release in 2012, it was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in the Children’s Chapter Books category. Fox’s Kira Goldberg will oversee development for the studio.Colfer played the Kurt Hummel character on “Glee” and won a Golden Globe.Ulrich, however, remembered the actor when it came time to cast Kurt's love interest, Blaine, and brought Criss in to audition on a Friday. PHOTOS: ' Glee' Season 3: The Episodics Check out the clips, above and below.He told the Advocate, “I’ve never had any professional training anywhere, just high school and community theater shows.” Colfer originally auditioned for the role of Artie.
“Wishing Spell” centers on a twin boy and girl who, after losing their father, are transported into a book in which they come face to face with characters from classic fairy tales.
“Probably Beverly Hills, he said, because it’s close to where he lives in LA.
His tagline would be “I’m only a bitch when I’m conscious.” Heh.
He is also a New York Times number-one bestselling author of The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, the first novel in his middle-grade reader series.
As a child he was confined to a hospital bed for three months following lymph-node surgery, which left a scar on his neck, and which he credits as one of the difficult experiences that made him interested in fictional worlds.