ABC’s new series The Mayor and Glee share two things in common: musical numbers in the episodes and Lea Michele. That’s where the similarities end, though. On The Mayor, she plays the friend of the lead character, a struggling rapper who runs for mayor as a publicity stunt and manages to get elected. Daveed Diggs, who won Grammy and Tony awards for his work on the Broadway sensation Hamilton, is producing and writing music for The Mayor. Obviously, projects involving music are close to Michele’s heart, which is why she’s so optimistic the The Mayor will catch fire the same way Glee did. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lea Michele)
The Mayor airs Tuesday night at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.