Madison McCarthy is a recurring character on the sixth season of Glee. She first appears in the second episode Homecoming, as the twin sister of Mason McCarthy.

She is portrayed by actress and singer, Laura Dreyfuss.



Madison is first seen after the Problem performance, together with her twin brother Mason asking if they could audition together for the Glee Club. She is later seen in the Choir Room with Mason after Santana, Quinn and Brittany brought them to join the club. She acts very enthusiastic and admits how "pumped" she was that there is a glee club again, but Rachel insists on them auditioning in order to get in.


Madison is last seen performing Home with Mason as their audition song in the auditorium, and then in the hallway with the current New Directions. They walk out into the festivities for Homecoming week now as the new members of New Directions.

Jagged Little Tapestry

Madison is confused when Rachel and Kurt can't explain clearly what the theme of the week is. She is present when Brittany and Santana sing together Hand in My Pocket/I Feel the Earth Move and is happy when Santana proposes to Brittany and she says yes. When Jane and Mason sing Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Head Over Feet, Madison is seen excited. She is concerned when in the middle of the Quinn and Tina duet, So Far Away, Becky runs away. At the end of the episode, Madison is happy because the alumni sing to the new members of the New Directions You Learn/You've Got a Friend.

The Hurt Locker, Part One

Madison is excited when Rachel announces that she already knows what songs they are going to sing for the Invitationals. When Vocal Adrenaline sing Rock Lobster and Whip It at the event, she and the rest of the New Directions and The Warblers are worried because of their amazing performances.

The Hurt Locker, Part Two

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Madison is seen watching the Dalton Academy Warblers performing My Sharona and You Spin Me Round (Like a Record). When Kitty rejoins the New Directions, Madison asks her why she returned to the glee club, and Kitty says that someone has to stop her from marrying her brother. Rachel says that they will change their song list for Sue's Invitationals, and this causes Madison and the rest of the glee club to be confused, because there is only one day left for their performance, but Kitty convinces them to sing them. When Spencer walks in to the choir room to announce that he will join the New Directions, Madison is seen happy. At the Invitationals, Madison sings back-up vocals for the songs It Must Have Been Love, sung by Kitty and Spencer, and Father Figure, sung by Roderick. After that, Mason, Jane and Madison sing All Out of Love. When Sue announces the winners, Madison, Rachel, Kurt and the rest of the New Directions are very happy and shocked when they come in first place. Near the end of the episode, Rachel, Kurt and Kitty motivate the glee club and it is revealed that Madison and Mason think they can have psychic talks.

What the World Needs Now

Madison sings back-up vocals for Santana's solo for her abuela, Alfie, along with the New Directions and the Alumni. They later dedicate What the World Needs Now to Brittany and Santana and is present at Will's party at the end.


Madison is present when Kurt, Sam, and Blaine announce to the glee club that this week theme will be about helping Rachel getting through her childhood house being sold out. They say that there will be a farewell party at Rachel's house to make her feel better. At the party, she dances to All About That Bass, by Roderick and Mercedes, Somebody Loves You, by Kurt and Blaine, and Time After Time by Rachel and Sam.

A Wedding

Madison is first seen decorating the barn for the wedding, along with everyone else. She is also seen confused by Brittany's demands. She is seen sitting with Mason at the wedding, and performing back-up vocals for Hey Ya! with Jane.

Child Star

Madison and the New Directions are really surprised by Myron Muskovitz when he sings Lose My Breath for them. When Mason McCarthy tries to invite Jane Hayward out on a date at Breadstix, Madison interrupts them and ruins it all by saying that Mason can't eat there because of a Cheerios diet. This makes Mason upset, secretly. Later, Mason tries to get help from Spencer Porter and Roderick Meeks to distract Madison, so he can go out with Jane. He explains that Madison feels like she has to protect him since they were little kids, because their parents liked more performing than acting like real parents. At the glee club reunion, Rachel Berry announces that they are going to perform at Myron's Bar Mitzvah, and Madison sees this as a huge oportunity to perform big, and tells Mason that, who is paying more attention to Jane.

At lunch time, Mason tells Madison that he changed the song plans for the Bar Mitzvah, he is going to sing with Jane and Madison with Roderick. Madison says that she is not okay with the changes, because he already did that in the Jagged Little Tapestry week. Mason keeps insisting and Madison tries to convince him not to do it saying that everyone will be paying more attention to Jane rather than him, because of her legs and hair. Mason later reveals that he not only wants to sing with Jane, he wants to go on a date with her. Madison will not allow it, because she considers it a "huge mistake", but this is not Madison's decision, so Mason calls her a controller. Madison freaks out and starts screaming, and tells him in an angry way to never listen to her again, leaving the cafeteria really frustrated. Janes listens this and tells Mason that she will be singing with Roderick because it relaxes Madison. When Spencer sings Friday I'm In Love at the glee club, Madison gives an angry look to Mason.

It's Myron's Bar Mitzvah and Mason sings I Want to Break Free, this makes Madison realize that she has been acting really crazy, so she goes talking with him backstage. Madison explains to him that she was really jealous of Jane because she could not stand the fact that he had a nother girl in his life, but this also makes her feel relieved, because now he is a grown-up man that doesn't need her anymore, and that never really did. Mason says that he will always need her, he just needs space to get to know other people. Madison says she never gives him space because she had the need to look after him and take care of him. They both admith that they make each other a better person and hug.

Madison is preoccupied along with the New Directions when Myron gets stucked in his stage pot before their performance, so he freaks out. To keep the people entertained, Jane, Spencer and Roderick sing Uptown Funk and Madison dances at the end of it. Myron gets out of it thanks to Roderick, so they all finally perform Break Free. At the end of the episode, the New Directions sing Cool Kids, featuring some Madison solos.

The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester

Madison performs with the New Directions Rather Be at the start of the episode, to demonstrate Will Schuester how they have improved. They later welcome the Dalton Academy Warblers when they join the New Directions after their school burned down in flames. When they are rehearsing, the New Directions can't follow the choreography as well as the Warblers do, so a discussion starts when the Head Warbler insults the New Directions. Madison wants to punch one of them but Mason stops her. The New Directions, including Madison, watch worried how Sue and Will perform The Final Countdown. At the end of the episode, The Warblers and the New Directions seem to make peace and sing friendly an original song, Rise.

We Built This Glee Club

Madison is first seen rehearsing for Sectionals along with the New Directions. Later, when the glee club receives special delivery from an unknown person, she says that they should open the boxes at the count of three. When she finishes counting, Will suspects that the delivery may be a trap by Sue, and he guesses right. The boxes explode and a lot of glitter comes out of it. Madison is confused, and later the choir room piano explodes too, and this makes Madison to ask for help through the window.

At Sectionals, Madison is surprised and worried by the great performances that The Falconers and Vocal Adrenaline did. When it's their time to perform, Madison is moved my Rachel's pep talk at the group circle backstage. She later dances to Take Me to Church, sung by Roderick, Jane, and Kitty. Madison later sings Chandelier with Kitty and Jane, and Come Sail Away with the rest of the New Directions. When the judges are about to say who the winner is, Madison is really nervous, but when they discover that the New Directions are the winners, Madison is really shocked, happy, and moved.

At the choir room, Madison is happy too see the Sectionals trophy at the trophy shelf and hears Will's inspirational talk. She is later happy to help to put the trophies that the original New Directions won at their time together, in the same trophy shelf, where they belong too.

Dreams Come True

The New Directions, including Madison, are very nervous when the judges are about to announce which glee club won Nationals. When they say that the New Directions are the winners, they all scream of happiness and joy. Days later, now that Will Schuester is William McKinley High School's new pricipal, he says to the glee club, now with a lot of new members, that the New Directions are not going to be the only glee club at the school, he will add more to the program. He sings Teach Your Children for the club, and Madison is really moved. Scenes later, Will says that Sam Evans will be the new director of the New Directions, and she is really happy when he starts explaining the first week's lesson: country. At the end of the episode, she sings back-up vocals for I Lived, along with the whole Glee cast.


Solos (In a Group Number)
Season Six
Song Episode Solos with
Home Homecoming Artie, Brittany, Jane, Kurt, Mason, Puck, Quinn, Rachel, Roderick, Santana, Spencer, and Tina
All Out of Love The Hurt Locker, Part Two Mason and Jane
Cool Kids Child Star Alistair, Jane, Kitty, Mason, Myron, Roderick, and Spencer
Rather Be The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester
Rise Jane, Kitty, Mason, Roderick, Skylar, Spencer, and Super Gay Warbler
Chandelier We Built This Glee Club Jane and Kitty
Come Sail Away Kitty, Mason, and Spencer
Back-up singing
Season Six
Song Episode Sung by Back-up with
Hey Ya! A Wedding Artie Jane


  • She and Mason are the second set of siblings to join the New Directions, after Puck and Jake.
    • However they are the first twins to join the New Directions, and Puck and Jake were not at the same time part of the New Directions as Madison and Mason are.
  • She is the only new member of the New Directions introduced by the time of Homecoming to not have sung at least one solo or duet.
  • She and Mason both wear a red watch on their right arm.



Madison: More stage time for us
Madison and Mason: Twinning!

Madison and Mason about Invitationals., The Hurt Locker, Part One

Mason: Look, I already know what you're going to say
Madison: No, you don't; listen, your performance up there was very moving and it reminded me how gifted you are and how crazy I've become
Mason: You're not crazy,
Madison: Mhm
Mason:: Look, a little nutty
Madison: I'm not gonna lie, I was terrified and jealous when I found out that you had an interest in Jane, because I couldn't stand the fact that I wasn't the only lady in your life anymore; the truth is I'm actually kind of relieved: You don't need me anymore...and maybe you never did
Mason: I'll always need you Madison, I just need a little bit more room for other people so you're not the only person in my life
Madison: I'm just so used of taking care of you and looking after, and it's not really because I wanted to, but because I felt like I had to.
Mason: You know I'm a better person because of you
Madison: Yeah, well, I'm a better person because of you

(They laugh and share a hug)

Madison: Okay, but I'm just going to say that Jane's a total stage hog.
Mason: Madison!
Madison: Well, she is!
Mason: Come on!
Madison: She is!

(they laugh again)

Madison and Mason., Child Star