Matthew Morrison, Star of Broadway and the Television Series Glee, Performs at Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Matthew Morrison takes on the songs of the Great White Way.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm
Tickets: $60, $80, $100, $200
Matthew Morrison is a versatile actor and singer recognized for his work both on stage and on screen. His work has been recognized with nominations for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
Matt grew up here in Orange County and graduated from OC High School of the Arts before making his mark on the entertainment world. He is most recognized for playing the part of Will Schuester on the Fox musical comedy series Glee, but he also has a long and distinguished career on the Great White Way. He made his Broadway debut in Footloose, but his big break came when he was cast as heartthrob Link Larkin in Hairspray. Morrison starred in the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Light in the Piazza.
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 author’s 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 addition to his Broadway tenure in 2016, Morrison performed as a guest star on the CBS hit show The Good Wife, where he played the role of U.S. Attorney, Conor Fox, through the series finale.
In 2015, Morrison wrapped the final season of Fox’s 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 for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical in 2010 and 2011.
Morrison was the first artist signed to Adam Levine’s 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 You’re 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 producer’s life and career. Also in March 2012, Morrison was featured in a performance of Dustin Lance Black’s play, 8 – a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California’s 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 University’s 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.