Darren Criss, has promised to upload performance videos to his You Tube channel, just as he did in the days before he became an overnight star on the FOX musical comedy. Glee.

Check him out backstage with Theo Katzman and Joe Dart rehearsing Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” for the Trevor Project’s Trevor Live event.

Later, he wowed the crowd with an acoustic version of the pop hit. Katy was honored that night for her contributions to raising awareness of LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Thanks Darren! Keep uploading!

Watch the sweet performance below.

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  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 starfishy2000

    Darren is so freaking talented. I just love this man!

  • Axxxel

    Cute !! I still am sooo impressed with his 2nd “Teenage Dream” rendition in Glee during that break up episode… (am not really a Darren Criss fan).

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 starfishy2000

    Did you know that was his own version?? Right after he was cast on the show, and performed that song everywhere, he started doing it on his own. Anytime he would do a concert or pop-up performance he would perform it. It meant a lot to him as it was the first song he was able to perform on Glee. I was AMAZED that Glee was smart enough to utilize this song for the storyline. It fit perfectly!!!

  • Axxxel

    No, I had no idea ! That’s great !! Must be very satisfying for Darren….I only knew it was recorded live for the Glee Break up episode… no lip synch as usual.

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 starfishy2000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVzEMhx4xlE&feature=g-crec-u 

    A great example of him live! Summer 2011!

  • Axxxel

    Thanks for the link ! He is also witty and quick thinking… handling the “interruptions” in his song…