Jane Lynch, who won an Emmy Award last
year for her portrayal of sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester on the
Fox musical-comedy Glee, is set to host the 63rd
Annual Emmy Awards.
“I'm tickled pink to be hosting the
Primetime Emmys,” Lynch said in a statement. “I'm looking
forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.”
“Jane was my first – and only –
choice as the host for this year's Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she
said 'yes,'” said Mark Burnett, the show's executive producer.
“She has incredible comedic timing, and is a charismatic, talented
actress whose energy leaps off the screen and stage. I am thrilled
and excited to have her as our host.”
Lynch recently talked with The Wall
Street Journal about hosting the show.
“I did the opening number of the
Emmys last year, and I was in awe how Jimmy Fallon conducted himself
throughout the show,” she said. “He had so much fun and I'm
going to use him as an example.”
The 50-year-old Lynch added that she'll
talk about coming out gay in her upcoming 304-page memoir Happy
Accidents, which lands on bookshelves on September 13.
“When I figured out I was gay …. [I
feared] rejection from my family,” she said. “That kept me from
my happiness, and also my critical nature of myself and everybody
else. … I wish I didn't have to suffer so much. I wish I wasn't so
hard on myself.”