Phoebe Strole is going from Broadway to the university hallway.
The actress, who co-starred with Lea Michele in Spring Awakening, has been cast on Glee Season 5 as Penny Owen, a college sophomore with an eye on nursing school - and also an eye on Chord Overstree's Sam Evans. Look for these two to strike up a romance this fall.
Michele broke the news of Strole's casting via an excited Tweet regarding her addition and that of Demi Lovato, who will appear on a handful of upcoming episodes as a struggling artist in New York City. Wrote the actress:
Such amazing news that two of my very best friends are going to be on #Glee this year! @ddlovato & @PhoebeStrole! Thank you @MrRPMurphy! â¤
Glee Season 5 kicks off on Thursday, September 26.