Darren Criss shows his face on the cover of Billboard Magazine 2011

Posted on Apr 17 2011 - 5:15pm by GJ Staff

Darren Criss

Darren Criss covers the latest issue of Billboard Magazine.Here you have some parts of the wonderful interview:

Why he got into musical theater:
For me, it was Disney. I remember seeing people’s reaction to “Aladdin” and thinking, “Oh, man, I want to be a genie when I grow up!” Robin Williams is a pretty big character in San Francisco. I was like, “I want to do whatever that guy does. What does he do, Mom? He’s an actor? OK, I want to do that.”

About possibly releasing a solo album with Sony music:
We’re working on it—we’re really excited and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’m so thrilled that it’s something that can happen because of Glee, and like the Warblers album I hope I can do it justice and make it something that people can really enjoy.

Getting prepared for the Glee tour:
A year ago, I was so psyched that my first show in L.A. was at the Troubadour. Talk about so much for baby steps. It’s like, “Wait—Staples Center, are you kidding me?” I was happy to drive around in a beat-up, crappy old van with my bandmates and just go to small clubs around the country.