PERFORMING on one of the most popular television shows in the US is a huge step in anyone's career.
Not that former Launceston dancer Lockhart Brownlie needed any more exposure than he was already receiving.
The talented 20-year-old former Newstead College student was one of the lead dancers on last night's episode of the smash hit US comedy-dance show Glee, which aired on TDT at 7.30pm.
The sneak preview clip from last night's episode of Glee.
Brownlie was the lead male dancer during the performance of the Britney Spears song Me Against The Music, which was performed by the Glee character Brittany, played by Heather Morris.
The episode Britney/ Britanny was a tribute to pop queen Britney Spears, who made a cameo appearance on the show.
Yesterday, Lockhart's father Alex said he was waiting anxiously to watch the episode and to see his son's performance.
"Actually, I've just sent him a text message, saying that there's going to be quite a few people watching it tonight," Mr Brownlie said.
"He has indicated to me that he hasn't seen the full version himself but he's really looking forward to it."
Lockhart rose to prominence when he won a coverted role in the musical Wicked in Melbourne in 2008.
Mr Brownlie said that it was Lockhart's performance in Wicked, which he rated as his son's crowning achievement so far, that helped open the door to the world stage.
"(Wicked) was an absolutely fantastic first professional show for Lockhart to be involved in and it was the basis for him getting to the States.
"The people behind the show gave him a fantastic reference and this was key to him (Lockhart) getting his three-year working visa."
Earlier this month, Lockhart was a member of the opening performance by comedian and host Chelsea Handler at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles in California.
"He has an agent now and is picking up regular gigs and has opportunities coming at him left, right and centre," Mr Brownlie said.