Where you may have seen her: Broadway's "Spring Awakening" and the Hollywood Bowl's "Les Miserables" Character: Rachel Lea on Rachel: Rachel is the star of her high school glee club in Ohio. Shes raised by two gay men, one Jewish and one African American. Shes very outgoing, a little bossy at times. Shes convinced this is her claim to fame but shes got a lot to learn. When Finn comes into the glee club, hes the jock, you know. Things are different. Shes a sophomore and is learning about her vulnerability and she just loves to sing. And shes really very good. So well see what happens with her love life and performing life. On the difference between theater and the small screen: Im used to going to work [on Broadway] every night, knowing where the character is going to begin and knowing where shes going to end. I tell one whole life in one night. And the next day you do the same thing and every day you perfect the same material. Here, you do something and its gone, and you probably wont do that again, and you dont know whats going to happen to your character tomorrow, the next day or in a year. Its shifting gears in my head. I love doing the work and then forgetting about it.