Lea Michele's "Spring Awakening" Co-Star Joins "Glee"

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Adding another new face to their fifth season roster, Phoebe Strole has been selected to take on a role in the hit FOX series “Glee.”

Miss Strole joins former Broadway cast mate Lea Michele on the set recurring character Penny Owen, a college sophomore who wants to get into nursing school. She will later become love interest to Sam, played by actor Chord Overstreet.

On Thursday (August 22), Lea took to her Twitter account and let her followers know about the big “Glee” news.

“Such amazing news that two of my very best friends are going to be on #Glee this year! @ddlovato & @PhoebeStrole! Thank you @MrRPMurphy!”she tweeted.

“Glee”s” fifth season is slated to premiere on September 26 with a two-part Beatles episode.