Jane Lynch has said that an upcoming role in the Broadway production of Annie has her scared.

Lynch, who is best known for playing coach Sue Sylvester on Fox's musical-comedy Glee, will join the production in the role of Miss Hannigan beginning May 16.

In an appearance on Gwissues, Lynch told host Howard Bragman that she has never been in a musical before.

“Is this a first doing Broadway?” Bragman asked.

“This is,” Lynch answered. “You know, I did Nora Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore a couple years ago and that was a reading where you're sitting on your butt the whole time, you know, reading from a script. I'm playing Miss Hannigan in Annie, taking over for Katie Finneran. Huge shoes to fill. She's an amazing, amazing actress. And ironically I took over for her on Love, Loss and What I Wore, too. So, I'm kind of following Katie Finneran around on Broadway.”

“I'm scared. It's like jumping off a cliff and I'm also exhilarated. I haven't felt this way in a long time, you know, about doing some work that actually kind of terrifies me and also excites me at the same time.”

Lynch added that the terrifying part of the role was its singing and dancing. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)