After seven years on the air, Ryan Murphy's cast of
musically inclined high schoolers sang their last song. Over the seasons, we watched rivalries form, sexual tension simmer, and dance moves get nailed. We saw football players become singers. We saw "the little glee club that could" take regionals. But, as in the real world, high school must come to a close.
Think of this list as your high school reunion, which everyone approaches with an air of morbid curiosity. Where did the currents of life take your fellow classmates? Did the overeager drama nerd ever made it to the Great White Way? Did the bad boy's sheen of sexiness wear off once he started balding?
While we can't tell you what happened to your homeroom buddies, we
can tell you where life took the cast members of Glee. In stories tragic to gleeful, here's where they ended up after they tap-danced away. Read These Stories Next: The Saddest Breakup Songs Of All Time The Best Part Of Snapchat? These Celebrities The Viral Words You Need To Know
Then: Colfer played Kurt Hummel, the independent, fashion-inclined soprano who sought sanctuary from bullying in the glee club.
Now: With a whole slew of musical accomplishments behind him, Colfer has since awakened his literary imagination. He's the author of the best-selling series The Land of Stories, which puts two twins in a world of recreated Grimm fairy tales. His newest YA novel , Stranger Than Fanfiction, was published in February 2017. Maja Smiejkowska/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: Morrison was the empathetic, earnest choir director Will Schuester, who helmed the glee club and orchestrated drama as well as musical numbers.
Now: Mostly working as a singer, Morrison also starred as J.M. Barrie in Broadway's Finding Neverland. MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: The first-ever captain of New Directions, Rachel Berry didn't join glee club to make friends. The driven and ambitious sophomore joined because she was a powerhouse singer with an appetite for glee club-domination.
Now: Michele had a lead role in Murphy's slasher TV show, Scream Queens, and just appeared in the sci-fi Hulu show Dimension 404. Self-help junkies can pick up her book You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life. She also has a new album on the way. Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: Rivera played Santana Lopez, the cheerleader known for her fierce attitude and strong loyalty to her best friend — and eventual girlfriend — Brittany.
Now: After Glee, Rivera starred as Blanca Alvarez in the Lifetime drama Devious Maids. In April 2017, she'll appear as a guest judge on Ru Paul's Drag Race. Also, a year post- Glee, Rivera gave birth to her first son, Josey, in September 2016.
And if you're
really dying for the dish about Glee and beyond, pick up Rivera's tell-all memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up. Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: Not everyone was a fan of New Directions. Lynch played Sue Sylvester, the ruthless coach of the Cheerios cheerleading team. Fighting New Directions every step of the way, Sue was the clear villain of Glee — but we loved her anyway.
Now: Recently, Lynch lent her signature voice to two animated projects: the Disney movie Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) and Netflix's The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: Popular girl Quinn Fabray sent scandals reverberating throughout McKinley when she revealed she was pregnant with Noel Puckerman's baby. Don't worry, though: Quinn made it out of Ohio, and was accepted into Yale.
Now: Agron's primarily an actress, starring in the films Bare(2015) and the financial drama The Crash(2017). Her acting chops are in fine form as a scorned bride in the music video for Sam Smith's song "I Know I'm Not the Only One." In 2016, Agron married the Mumford & Sons banjoist Winston Marshall. David X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: Monteith played Finn Hudson, the football player with a heart of gold, who finds love with Rachel Berry.
Monteith died in September 2016. He was 31. At the time, he was dating co-star Michele, lending another layer of sadness to the loss. Matt Sayles/AP/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: Salling played Noah "Puck" Puckerman, a rebellious football player who found a social circle in New Directions.
Now: Salling has been in the news, and not because of any stellar career progressions, unfortunately. After Glee, Salling was indicted by a federal grand jury on counts of possessing child pornography. According to court documents released in January 2017, his court date has been postponed until May. Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: Tina Cohen-Chang was a founding member New Directions, and dated Mike Chang and Artie Abrams during the show.
Now: Still involved in musical theater, Ushkowitz will star in the movie adaptation of the musical Hello Again, and was in the Broadway show Waitress. Ushkowitz is committed to her philanthropic cause of choice: saving the California sea lions. Carolyn Contino/REX/Shutterstock More
Then: McHale played Artie Abrams, who uses his wheelchair for some awesome choreography.
Now: In 2016, McHale starred in ABC's mini-series about the gay rights movement, When We Rise. Also, in a very Glee career move, he starred in the 2014 drama Boychoir about none other than a boy choir. Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Scandal's Olivia Pope Was Almost Played By An Entirely Different Actress The White Princess Cast Dishes About Family Feuds & Shopaholic Royalty Dutch TV Show Has Men Guess If Women Are "Fat Or Pregnant"