Apart from being a TV actor and singer, Criss co-owns the musical theater company StarKid Productions, for which he famously portrayed Harry Potter in the musical "A Very Potter Musical
." In 2012, he made a Broadway debut when he replaced Daniel Radcliffe in the play "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Criss wrote some of the songs in "A Very Potter Musical
," and he released his own EP "Human" in 2010, shortly before he started on "Glee." He got to show off his pipes on the Fox comedy for five years, but no song was more memorable than his first: a rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." His latest solo EP, "Homework," came out last month.
After attracting online attention with college productions of a pair of wizarding tuners, "A Very Potter Musical
" and "A Very Potter Sequel," Starkid set out to produce a sci-fi musical in Chicago.