Explore Glee filming locations
The cast of Fox’s hit series Glee filmed its “New York” episode on site at some of the most famous filming locations in New York City.
The streets of New York set the stage for Glee stars like Lea Michelle, Matthew Morrison and Chris Colfer who spent about a week filming the Glee season two finale throughout the city.
Glee stars mash up I Love New York and New York, New York
During the final episode of Glee’s second season, the group of singing students jet set to New York City to compete against the best of the best at Nationals.
During their time in New York, ‘New Directions’ was filmed singing and dancing in Times Square, Washington Square Park, Lincoln Center, and Central Park as the cast of Glee covered Madonna’s I Love New York mashed with a number from the Broadway musical “On The Town.”
Filming at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City
In April 2011, Gleeks buzzed about two-time Tony winner, Patti LuPone and Glee star, Lea Michelle, who were spotted filming in the theatre district of New York City at the famous restaurant, Sardi’s. When the “New York” episode debuted, it was revealed that LuPone was in fact making a cameo appearance as herself in the Glee finale.
Kurt & Rachel have Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Other famous locations were used for filming, like where Kurt and Rachel sneak away to have breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Glee stars were filmed in front of the famous Tiffany & Co. building on Fifth Avenue, the same location that was used in the original film – but this time, it’s Lea Michele and Chris Colfer who stand outside the famous building eating their pastries and drinking their coffee, not Audrey Hepburn.