Watch: Darren Criss, Kelly Ripa, and the Homemade Blaine Doll

By: Michael Matson

Last week, Darren Criss made the rounds in the media to promote his three-week run on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Most notable was a visit to Live! With Kelly where the dreamy 24-year-old was received with Bieber fever-levels of screaming by the studio audience. But Criss is so charming, accessible, and self-deprecating during his interview with Kelly Ripa and guest host Rob Lowe, we almost started screaming right along with them. Plus, he reveals tidbits about Glee’s upcoming Ricky Martin and Michael Jackson episodes.

Afterward, Criss posed for photos with fans and signed memorabilia—including a homemade Darren Criss as Blaine doll, which he described as “the weirdest thing I've ever seen in my life.”