Carlton Ayers







My Boy, Son, My Lovely (Mrs. Ayers)




Jesse St. James (Was convinced by Jesse to employ him, by him seducing Carlton. No relationship between them)


Carmel High
Jackson High

Created by:



Alex Newell

Carlton CeCe Ayers is a central main character on Glee: The Unitards. Carlton first appears as recurring character in the episode Spying, when Carlton and Vocal Adrenaline are performing, and The Unitards spy on them. Later on, Carlton signs a deal with Jesse St. James to secretly allow him to mentor them. Later on, Carlton convinces Poppy Hill to transfer to Carmel High and be a part of Vocal Adrenaline, and she does so, discovering of Jesse's secret mentoring and betraying of The Unitards. In A Win?, Poppy comes clean to everyone, including the Sectionals judges and The Unitards, and the initial first place Sectionals prize ends up going to The Unitards after Vocal Adrenaline is disqualified. Later in the episode, Carlton transfers to Jackson High, along with best friend Poppy. He is now a member of The Unitards. It has also been shown that Carlton has developed a close friendship with Liz.

Carlton often struggles with dealing with his sexuality. His mother had troubles accepting Carlton's sexuality and therefore kicked him out of her house. He moved in with Poppy, since he had nowhere else to stay. Later, in the episode Reunited, Mrs. Ayers apologizes to Carlton and comes to the Jackson High concert to see him perform. She is shown to be truly sorry and Carlton accepts her apology, therefore moving back into his own home.

Carlton is portrayed by Glee Project season one runner up, Alex Newell.

Biography (Season One)Edit


Carlton makes his first appearance in this episode as a recurring character. He is the lead performer of Vocal Adrenaline. He is in the Carmel High auditorium, about to perform. He performs "I Love You, I Do" from Dreamgirls. The Unitards are secretly watching and spying on him, and at the end, he catches them. However, they pretend to be students from NYADA, and he believes them.

Later, Jesse meets with Carlton and Vocal Adrenaline, and plots a plan with them, for him to secretly mentor them to help them win for Sectionals. Carlton doesn't understand why he would want to do that, but Jesse explains that if he leads Vocal Adrenaline to Nationals and wins, he will become famous, which is what he wants. Carlton doesn't know whether to agree or disagree, so he says that he'll wait and see.

Jesse returns afterwards to meet with Carlton and Vocal Adrenaline. Jesse sings "All of Me" in hopes of seducing Carlton with his voice. Carlton gives in and chooses Jesse to secretly help them.

Later, Carlton performs "Bounce" by Calvin Harris, with Jesse mentoring, as a possible song selection for Sectionals


Season OneEdit



Solos (In A Group)Edit

Song Title Original Artist Sung With Episode Title
Rainbow Jessie J Poppy, Harmony and Justine A Win?
Big White Room Winter, Harmony, Poppy, Justine and Sugar Bonus track on The Jessie J Album
Pocketful of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield Poppy and Liz Auditions, Part 2
Rolling in the Deep/Toxic Adele/Britney Spears Poppy, Lilly, Brittany, Liz, Phoebe and Harmony Reunited


  • Carlton states in Spying that he is a junior, however, in season two, he is still a junior. Jordan stated that Carlton first lied about being a junior to impress the fake NYADA students, who were really The Unitards. The second incident where he says he is a junior is to Poppy when trying to convince her to come to Carmel High and join Vocal Adrenaline. Jordan made it clear that Carlton lied then as well, to try and convince Poppy to join, as being the same age and grade as Poppy would possibly make her relate even more.
  • Is the first member of The Unitards originating from another glee club.
  • In Spying, an error is that the Carmel High lunch bell goes, but later, Carlton mutters that he's going to be late to his next period. However, it is possible that he simply forgot what period of the day it in fact was.


Main Characters

Amanda Evans Amy Sky Daisy Evans Harmony Harpse Jason Hill Jesse St. James Junette Harris Justine Callaway Laura Tomlinson Lewis Donaldson Liz Peep Nick Young Poppy Hill Rex Espley-Wilkes Simon Click Spider Reed Tommy Barlow Winter Delgado

Supporting Characters

Andy Jones Angelo Jotts April Rhodes Ava Collins Billy Harley Brittany Pierce Cameron Lawrence Carlton Ayers Crystal Wright Dmitri Morrison Freddie Weathers Ginger McCliff Helen Delgado Jackson Holt Judy Woodman Leo Delgado Lilly Penelope Margret Ellis Marie Hill Mark 'Terri' LaTerri Maxwell Hill Melanie Evans Mrs. Ayers Mrs. Espley-Wilkes Nick Young Nicola Young Patch Evans Patricia Evans Patrick Jelly Phoebe Harpse Riley Hadberg Shelby Corcoran Simon Click Stella Donaldson Sugar Motta Violette Indigo