|Matthew James Morrison|
|Born:||October 30, 1978|
|Occupation:||Actor, Dancer, Director, Singer, Songwriter|
Matthew James Morrison is an American actor born on October 30, 1978 in Fort Ord, California. He portrays Will Schuester on the FOX TV show, Glee.
Morrison knew he wanted to be an entertainer after participating in a theatre camp as a child. He attended NYU's TISCH School of the arts in the CAP21 program before joining the cast of Footloose. He also worked at the Gap in New York City before joining the cast of Footloose on Broadway. He was a member of the boy band LMNT briefly before he redevoted himself to Broadway in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
In January 2003, he starred as Link Larkin in the Broadway musical Hairspray. Hairspray was his big break into Broadway. To this day, he is still best friends with his co-star Marissa Jaret Winokur.
In September 2004, he appeared in an ABC made for TV movie, Once Upon a Mattress with Carol Burnett, Denis O'Hare, Tracy Ullman, and Zooey Deschanel.
In April 2005, he starred in the Tony-nominated musical The Light in the Piazza, a musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel. He received a Tony nomination for his role as Fabrizio Naccarelli. In October 2005, he performed in the comedy A Naked Girl on the Appian Way. From October to November 2006, he starred on the daytime soap opera As The World Turns as Adam Hughes Munson. He appeared in the movie Music and Lyrics in February 2007 as Ray, the manager of Cora Corman, and as Evan Webber, a professional dancer in the 2012 film What To Expect When You're Expecting.
While performing as Lieutenant Cable in the 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific, Matthew got the call about a musical television show - Glee. He auditioned with the song Over The Rainbow and got the part that would change his life forever: Will Schuester, the optimistic high school teacher and coach of the newly revived glee club, New Directions
In April 2011, he recorded a song with Sting called Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot. which was featured on his debut solo album released in May 2011. On June 4, 2013, Morrison released his second studio album, Where It All Began. It was released through Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine's own record label, 222 Records.
As a self-professed theatre geek from sunny Fort Ord in California, the young Matthew Morrison spent his school years much like the glee performers from the show, starring in school musicals and plays. The budding star was also voted class president and prom king. Morrison then attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts but grew disenchanted and dropped out, only to land himself a role in the Broadway version of Footloose. Briefly a member of the boy band LMNT, he quit for a role in the stage revival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
In 2002, Morrison finally got his first major role as Link Larkin in the Broadway adaption of Hairspray. Television roles quickly followed with appearances in Marci X, Hack, and CSI: Miami.
In 2005, Morrison featured in the TV version of Once Upon A Mattress alongside Carol Burnett. Following that success, he secured a well earned Tony nomination for his performance as Fabrizio Nacarelli in Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza. Film credits also include Music and Lyrics as the teen sensation's manager and a policeman in Dan in Real Life. In that same year, the actor went back to the stage for the off-Broadway production of 10 Million Miles.
Morrison was discovered by creator of Glee, Ryan Murphy. Murphy had spent three months scouting for performers to join his cast, and Morrison filled the multi-talented bill for teacher, Will Schuester. In 2010, he was rated 79th on the most sexiest TV actors list. People magazine named him as one of the Sexiest Men Alive in 2009 (along with co-stars Cory Monteith and Mark Salling) and 2010, and in 2012 was named one of the World's Most Beautiful (along with frequent guest star Kristin Chenoweth). For his work on Glee, he has been honored with a Satellite Award, two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination.
|1999||Bob Rizzo's Simply Funk with Suzanne||Himself||as Matthew J. Morrison|
|2003||Marci X||Boyz R Us||as Matthew J. Morrison|
|2005||Once Upon A Mattress||Sir Harry|
|2007||Music and Lyrics||Ray|
|2007||Dan in Real Life||Policeman|
|2007||I Think I Love My Wife||Salesman #2|
|2011||The Muppets||Mahna Mahna||Host|
|2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Evan|
|1999||Sex and the City||Young Busboy||1 episode|
|2003||Hack||Sam Wagner||1 episode|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent Chance||Slaughter||1 episode|
|2006||As the World Turns||Adam Munson #4||October 24 – November 27, 2006|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Matt Sembrook||8 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Jesse Stark||1 episode|
|2008||Numb3rs||Officer Blaine Cleary||1 episode|
|2009||Taking Chance||Robert Rouse||television film|
|2009–present||Glee||Will Schuester||Series regular/Directed (Extraordinary Merry Christmas)|
|2011||The Cleveland Show||Will Schuester||How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta?|
|2012||Live with Kelly||Himself||Kelly Ripa's co-host on February 21, 2012|
|2013||Hollywood Game Night||Himself||("Don't Kill My Buzz-er")|
- He uses Lubriderm in his hair.
- His nicknames are "Matty Fresh," "Fresh," "Fresh Step," and "Matty too Fresh."
- He has been engaged twice. The first engagement ended in 2007 and the second engagement started in 2013.
- ↑ Youtube
- ↑ CURTAIN CUTIE: MATTHEW MORRISON June 2007.
- ↑ Matthew Morrison Opens Up About His Engagment to Chrishell Stause. July 2013,
- ↑ Glee's Matthew Morrison Is Engaged to Renee Puente June 2013.
- ↑ Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele Radar Interview 1:20 - 1:24 mintues in.
- ↑ 'Glee' cast share their nicknames 0:42 - 0:49 mintues in.