07/12/2013 at 06:10 PM EDT
It's a match made in musical theater heaven.
alum Adam Lambert
will join the cast of Glee
The show's co-creator Ryan Murphy made the announcement on Twitter Thursday, calling Lambert "super talented."
Lambert, who came in second on Idol
's eighth season, quickly Tweeted back: "I'm so excited!" A message on his Facebook account added to the announcement: "Get ready to Gleek out Glamberts!"
Lambert, 31, won two GLAAD Awards
in May, including the organization's Davidson/Valenti Award, which honors a member of the LGBT community who makes a significant difference promoting equal rights. He also tied Frank Ocean
as GLAAD's Outstanding Musical Artist. His second studio album Trespassing
was released last year.
's new season begins on Fox Sept. 19.