STAGE TUBE: Matthew Morrison Gives Advice, Teaches Song at London School
Glee's Matthew Morrison recently visited a school in London and taught a group of students a song, as well as offered his advice on how to succeed in the entertainment business and life in general. Click below to watch!
Morrison will be playing a one-show only London engagement on June 20 at Bush Hall. The actor and singer, best known as Mr Schuester on TV's GLEE, is in the UK promoting his second studio album "Where It All Began" which was released through Adam Levine's record label 222 Records on June 4th.
Morrison's new album contains tunes from THE WIZ - a duet with Smokey Robinson, as well as selections from WEST SIDE STORY, MY FAIR LADY, OLIVER!, GUYS & DOLLS and others.
Although a Broadway actor since the age of 19, Matthew Morrison made a bigger splash on TV, where he began playing the role of Mr. Shuester - the well-meaning music teacher and adult star of Glee - in 2009. The show required its cast to sing and dance, two skills Morrison had sharpened during his time as a stage actor. A California native, he began performing in school plays and theater camp productions before relocating to New York, where he enrolled at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. After a brief stint in the boy band LMNT, Morrison returned his focus to acting and landed a role in the Broadway adaptation of Footloose.
More Broadway shows followed, including the first stage production of John Waters' Hairspray. The musical won a Grammy Award in 2003 for its soundtrack; Morrison also received his own nomination from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, having attracted a good bit of attention by originating the role of Link Larkin. As his reputation grew, so did his résumé, and Morrison began branching out into film and TV.
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