April Rhodes
April 100
General Information
Gender: Female
Age: 40-41
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Birthday: 1973
Height: 4'11"
Occupations: Owner of Rinky Dinks
Aliases: Blowsy Loads, World Class Banana Magnet, Legendary Bratwurst Gobbler (Sue Sylvester)
Mama (herself)
Family & Friends
Relationships: Buddy Leibowitz (affair)
Will Schuester (high school crusher, ended; friends)
Noah Puckerman (one-night stand)
Matt Rutherford (possible one-night stand)
Mike Chang (possible one-night stand)
Vinnie (high school sweetheart)
Friends: New Directions
Will Schuester
Holly Holliday
Enemies: Sue Sylvester
Other Information
Interests: Alcohol, Singing, Broadway
Education: William McKinley High School (dropped out)
Talent: Singing
Strengths: Singing, bowling
Weaknesses: Alcoholism
Series Information
First episode: The Rhodes Not Taken
Last episode: New Directions
Portrayer: Kristin Chenoweth

I haven't had a drink in forty-five minutes!

—April, Home

April Rhodes is a recurring character on Glee. She once went to William McKinley High School with Will Schuester. April appears in two episodes in the first season, The Rhodes Not Taken and Home. She returns in Season Two in the episode Rumours and is mentioned in New York, but does not appear. In The Purple Piano Project, it is mentioned by Rachel that the man playing alongside April in her own original Broadway show won a Tony award, meaning that the show is doing very well. She is invited to McKinley in Season Five by Will when the New Directions was about to be disbanded. She calls Holly Holliday to help her save the glee club. They did not succeed this mission but instead gives Will a proper closure with his glee club

She is portrayed by Tony and Emmy-award winning Broadway actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth.


Early life

April is a talented singer who dropped out of high school in an attempt to go to Broadway, but her dreams sadly did not come true, as she found herself pregnant with twins. After giving them up for adoption, she tried to find work on Broadway, but to no avail. She soon became an alcoholic and was eventually found by Will who encouraged her to get sober. After a long journey, April does decide to get sober as she wishes to go to Broadway and put up the first all white performance of "The Wiz".


April is laid-back and pays no attention to consequences, as shown with her constant squatting. She has an addictive personality and no problem being in a relationship for money. She apparently is very wild and enjoys parties, drinking and is easily entertained, although she denies and doesn't like to talk about how she may be addicted. She is confident and talented, but also very unprofessional for a singer, who appears to have given up on her dreams and now has no ambition. She doesn't appear to think about setting a good example, or worry about consequences, however seems to have good intentions on the whole. She is likable, fun, with a magnetic personality and a love for beverages. On the minus side, however, she lets this easily go out of control. She is extremely honest and upfront about being a washed up hasbeen.


April's fashion sense seems very bold and distinctive. She wears colorful, clashing items, which not many people attempt to pull off. She also appears to enjoy dressing as a cow-girl. Her outfits are usually skin-tight to show off her body.



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  • In every season April has appeared in, she sings at least two duets with Will.
  • It has been suggested by some that the character of April Rhodes was inspired by Amy Sedaris's character Jerri Blank on the TV show Strangers with Candy. While the producers of Glee have never confirmed this, the similarities between April and Jerri abound. Both are high school dropouts with substance abuse problems who return to high school as adults and have a negative influence on the other students. In addition, many people think that Chenoweth and Sedaris look alike.



Branson, eh?

—April, The Rhodes Not Taken

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

—April, The Rhodes Not Taken

I gots my eye on that Finn Hudson.

—April, The Rhodes Not Taken

You really thought that much of me?

—April, The Rhodes Not Taken

Alright fellas, grab a gal! Or, grab another fella if that's the way the good lord made ya!

—April, Home

Wait... I smell somethin'. I smell a duet comin' on!

—April, Home

I'm gonna wanna check the place out. I'm gonna wanna check the fong-shwong or the fing-fong or whatever they call it... Tell you what, I'm gonna go get myself a bikini wax... and I'ma see you tomorrow!

—April, Home

Well as I live and breathe! Will Schuester? I just had a sex dream about you!

—April, Home

You know what I call an afternoon where I get drunk? An afternoon!

—April, Rumours

Excuse me, do you know where a gal can find a pipin' hot cup of Will Schuester?

—April, Rumours

We are about to pop the cork with some bubbly. But don’t worry, this Spumante is virgin, probably like you will be for a long time.

—April to Unique, 100

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times, the one thing this country needs more of is teen marriage.

—April to Kurt and Blaine, 100

I’ve got you a wedding present. It’s a little hooch. It’ll help dull the excruciating pain of your wedding night sodomy and the inevitable divorce that you’re careening towards a couple months later.

—April to Kurt and Blaine, 100

I’d marry Will and have sex with Figgins. See, I’ve gotten real good at getting my soul to float above my body when I’m doing the nasty, so I’d cringe my way through a sweaty hump session with Figgins and bone Will Schuester well into my sixties.

—April to Holly, New Directions


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