Matthew Morrison

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MATTHEW MORRISON
AugĀ 7
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Mark Cortale proudly presents Tony, Emmy & Golden Globe nominated MATTHEW MORRISON, star of Glee and Finding Neverland with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host for the BROADWAY @ TOWN HALL concert series for one show only on August 7th at 6:30PM. Morrison join Rudetsky is an evening of incredible songs and conversation. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for The Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Morrison most recently starred as J.M Barrie in the Harvey Weinstein musical Finding Neverland through January, 2016. The Broadway production is an adaptation of the 2004 film written by David Magee. The story follows the relationship between Barrie and the Davies family, who became the authors inspiration for the creation of Peter Pan. Morrison received two Drama Desk nominations for his role, and won the category of Favorite Actor in a Musical in the Broadway.com Audience Awards.

In 2015, Morrison wrapped the final season of Foxs musical comedy series Glee, where he starred as the director of the glee club, Mr. Schuester. The show was created by Ryan Murphy and received the Golden Globe award Best Television Series Comedy or Musical in 2010 and 2011.

Morrison was the first artist signed to Adam Levines record label, 222 Records, where he released his Broadway standards album, Where it All Began, in June 2013.

In 2012, Morrison starred in the Lionsgate film, What to Expect When Youre Expecting, which was based on the book of the same name, directed by Kirk Jones. The film also starred Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Dennis Quaid among others. Morrison played a famous dance show star who is faced with the unexpected demands of fatherhood. The film was released on May 18, 2012.

In March 2012, Morrison hosted and narrated the PBS special entitled Oscar Hammerstein II- Out of My Dreams, which focused on the Broadway producers life and career. Also in March 2012, Morrison was featured in a performance of Dustin Lance Blacks play, 8 a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned Californias Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage. The performance raised money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Morrison studied musical theater, vocal performance and dance at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts. He made his debut on Broadway in Footloose but his big break came when he was cast as heartthrob Link Larkin in the hit Hairspray. Morrison was later nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Light in the Piazza, and received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for 10 Million Miles. He also starred in the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

Morrison currently resides in New York.

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