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Posted on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 10:57 a.m.

New 'Glee' song has two ties to U-M

By Jenn McKee

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U-M grad Darren Criss was one of the actors performing U-M grad Jeff Marx's new song "You Have More Friends Than You Know" on "Glee."

University of Michigan grad and Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jeffrey Marx ("Avenue Q") contributed (with co-composer Mervyn Warren) a new song performed on the episode of "Glee" that aired on Thursday, April 18 - and fittingly, fellow U-M grad Darren Criss was one of the actors who performed the song, called "You Have More Friends Than You Know."

According to, "The song was written for a show centered around the 'It Gets Better' campaign. A portion of the proceeds from digital sale of the tracks will go to support The Trevor Project - the leading national organization providing crisis Intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth."

You can also listen to Marx performing the song:

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.