2010 Emmy Awards

Glee’ Cast Kicks Off Emmys With Rocking Opening Number

The cast of hit show Glee kicked off the 2010 Primetime Emmy wards with a rocking opening number on Sunday night (29Aug10) – teaming up with TV s tars TINA FEY, BETTY WHITE and host JIMMY FALLON for a star-studded song and dance routine.
The Glee cast started the night poised to be the toast of the 62nd Annu al Primetime Emmy Awards, after landing a massive 19 nominations, includi ng bids for Best Comedy Series and nominations for cast members Matthew M orrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer.
And the show’s leading stars joined Fallon to kick off the evening with a musical sketch, based on the idea of raising money for the cast to aff ord tickets to the show.
Along the way, Betty White surfaced as a dance instructor, while 30 Rock‘s Fey joined the performance as the group took to the stage for a rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run, which featured Fallon on guitar and American Idol judge Randy Jackson on bass.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm and Betty White handed out the night’s first awar d, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, to Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family.
And the actor used his time on stage to pay tribute to his co-stars and encourage young hopefuls to follow their dreams.
Stonestreet said, “All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up, from the age that I can remember. And to be in this industry and working with such incredible people. A lot of people say do n’t pursue this as a career because it’s difficult, and it is. But I’m mo st proud of all the people I’ve met in this business, our crews, and the people I get to go to work with and act with every day. I get to work wit h Ed O’Neill everyday. I get to work with Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferg uson and Julie Bowen, it’s incredible.”