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Matthew Morrison

 
Birth Place:
Fort Ord, CA, USA
Bio:
Matthew Morrison is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee. Morrison was most recently seen in the Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical Live! on NBC. Morrison has appeared on Broadway in Finding Neverland, South ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: October 30, 1978 (43)

Birth Place: Fort Ord, CA, USA

Bio:
Matthew Morrison is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee. Morrison was most recently seen in the Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical Live! on NBC. Morrison has appeared on Broadway in Finding Neverland, South ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Concert Production, 2017
Joe Hardy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
J.M. Barrie
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Duane
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Thad Lapin
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Fabrizio Naccarelli
  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Tarzan
  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Tarzan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Link Larkin
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Phantom [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Ensemble [Replacement]
Chuck Cranston (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Ensemble

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2002]
Guitar

Photos

Matthew Morrison arrives for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at  Photo

Matthew Morrison arrives for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Dec. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Captu

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Date:
12/02/2021
From left, Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente arrive for the opening night performance Photo

From left, Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente arrive for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Dec. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Phot

From: 
Date:
12/02/2021
From left, Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente arrive for the opening night performance Photo

From left, Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente arrive for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Dec. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Phot

From: 
Date:
12/02/2021
Matthew Morrison arrives for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at  Photo

Matthew Morrison arrives for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Dec. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Captu

From: 
Date:
12/02/2021
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Darlene Love, Chester Gregory, and Kerry But Photo

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Darlene Love, Chester Gregory, and Kerry Butler

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Date:
09/26/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Concert Production, 2017
Joe Hardy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
J.M. Barrie

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Duane

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Thad Lapin

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Frank Abagnale, Jr.

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Fabrizio Naccarelli

  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Tarzan

  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Tarzan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Link Larkin

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Phantom [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Ensemble [Replacement]

Chuck Cranston (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Ensemble

Productions

Guitar

Matthew Morrison Biography

Matthew Morrison is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee. Morrison was most recently seen in the Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical Live! on NBC.

Morrison has appeared on Broadway in Finding Neverland, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza (Tony/Drama Desk nominations), A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Show, Footloose. Off-Broadway: 10 Million Miles (Drama Desk nomination).

Morrison has been a "dance captain" on BBC One's The Greatest Dancer and portrayed Trevor in the ninth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story.


Matthew Morrison Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2015 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Matthew Morrison, Finding Neverland
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Matthew Morrison, Finding Neverland
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Matthew Morrison, Finding Neverland
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Matthew Morrison, 1 Million Miles
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Matthew Morrison, The Light in the Piazza
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Matthew Morrison, The Light in the Piazza
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Matthew Morrison, Hairspray

Matthew Morrison News

The Philly POPS Returns To Independence Mall On July 3 With POPS ON INDEPENDENCE Photo The Philly POPS Returns To Independence Mall On July 3 With POPS ON INDEPENDENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022

The Philly POPS continues its 44-year Independence Week tradition with POPS on Independence at Independence Mall on July 3, 2022, at 7 p.m.

Wake Up With BWW 6/15: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Casting, LEGALLY BLONDE Tour, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/15: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Casting, LEGALLY BLONDE Tour, and More!
by - Jun 15, 2022

Today's top stories include casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Topdog/Underdog, coming to Broadway this season! The production will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins. Plus, Legally Blonde will embark on a non-equity tour, get a sneak peek at the Museum of Broadway, and more!

Cheyenne Jackson and Husband Jason Landau Launch Production Company Photo Cheyenne Jackson and Husband Jason Landau Launch Production Company
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

The company's first project will be 'Brutal', a comedy short about a news anchor (Jackson) who acquires a leaked sex tape of a U.S. senator. The short is directed by Sam McConnell and written by Nicolas Citton. The cast also includes Matthew Morrison, Rachael Harris, Angelica Ross, and Johnny Sibilly.

Leah Remini to Replace Matthew Morrison on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Judging Panel Photo Leah Remini to Replace Matthew Morrison on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Judging Panel
by Michael Major - Jun 10, 2022

Emmy Award-winning actor, New York Times Best Selling author and producer Leah Remini has joined the judging panel of the Emmy Award-winning dance series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, alongside Stephen ‚ÄútWitch‚ÄĚ Boss and dancer, singer and digital sensation JoJo Siwa. Presenter and author Cat Deeley continues to host the dance competition series.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX - Wednesday, J Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX - Wednesday, June 15, 2022
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2022

Get all the scoop on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, June 15, 2022! Plus, watch a new clip from a recent episode now!

Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2022 - Where to Watch TREVOR: THE MUSICAL & More New R Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2022 - Where to Watch TREVOR: THE MUSICAL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jun 4, 2022

This May, Broadway fans can rejoice with new cast recordings, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ filmed capture of Trevor: the Musical to Glee making its return to streaming services, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX - Wednesday, J Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX - Wednesday, June 8, 2022
by TV Scoop - Jun 2, 2022

Get all the scoop on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, June 8, 2022! Plus, watch a preview of the upcoming season now!

Matthew Morrison Exits Role as Judge on Fox's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Photo Matthew Morrison Exits Role as Judge on Fox's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Back in April, the announcement broke that Broadway, film, and television's Matthew Morrison would be a judge on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance alongside JoJo Siwa and Stephen 'tWitch' Boss. The show's Season 17 premiere took place on May 18th from 9:00-10:00PM ET/PT. However, Deadline announced yesterday that the star has exited the show after refusing to follow production protocol. 

Wake Up With BWW 5/23: SMASH Musical Teases Broadway Run, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/23: SMASH Musical Teases Broadway Run, and More!
by - May 23, 2022

Today's top stories include the Smash musical, which held a reading this past weekend and is teasing a future Broadway run! Plus, Hugh Jackman celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Award win at The Music Man, New York Governor Kathy Hochul visits Girl From The North Country, and more!

BWW Interview: How Broadway Gave Matthew Morrison 'Credibility' For SO YOU THINK YOU  Photo BWW Interview: How Broadway Gave Matthew Morrison 'Credibility' For SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by Michael Major - May 22, 2022

Before the world knew him as Will Schuester on the hit television series Glee, Matthew Morrison was dancing on Broadway in the ensemble of shows like Footloose and the Rocky Horror Show. Now, in a new interview Morrison is discussing how his time on Broadway has given him 'credibility' for being a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

Matthew Morrison Videos

Broadway Rewind: Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills & More Take on ON THE 20TH CENTURY for t VideoBroadway Rewind: Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills & More Take on ON THE 20TH CENTURY for the Actors' Fund in 2005!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2020

Broadway Rewind continues in Shubert Alley for the Annual BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market, then to the opening night of Richard Greenberg's play A Naked Girl on the Appian Way which starred Richard Thomas, Jill Clayburgh and Matthew Morrison. 'Matthew told me what it was like doing the musical 'A Light in the Piazza', having to leave them and not have to sing in this play.' says Richard Ridge.

VIDEO: Watch THE GREATEST DANCER's Final Four Dance to Elton John, Coldplay, and More VideoVIDEO: Watch THE GREATEST DANCER's Final Four Dance to Elton John, Coldplay, and More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2020

The Greatest Dancer is down to its final four performers!

VIDEO: Watch Matthew Morrison Go the Distance in New Music Video! VideoVIDEO: Watch Matthew Morrison Go the Distance in New Music Video!
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020

Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe nominated artist Matthew Morrison has partnered with Disney Music to release a fresh contemporary take on some of his favorite iconic Disney songs. 'Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison' will feature material from beloved Disney classics such as Aladdin, Toy Story, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tarzan and more. The full album will be released on March 6, but you can check out the first single, 'Go the Distance' from Hercules, in the music video below!

BWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & More Tribute Bernadette Peters at THES VideoBWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & More Tribute Bernadette Peters at THESPIANS GO HOLLYWOOD Gala
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters was honored with the Craig Zadan Theatre for Life Award by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) at the annual star-studded Thespians Go Hollywood Gala held on Monday, November 18, at The Avalon in Hollywood, California. Over 300 people were on hand to help raise more than $180,000 that will support ETF's national theatre education programs for schools in need.

Everything to Know About AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984! VideoEverything to Know About AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984!
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 18, 2019

Although fall is approaching, summer will still live on with ‚ÄúAmerican Horror Story: 1984,‚ÄĚ which premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. on FX.

VIDEO: FX Releases First Trailer for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 VideoVIDEO: FX Releases First Trailer for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2019

FX has released the first full trailer for American Horror Story: 1984, the upcoming ninth season of Ryan Murphy's hit horror anthology series. The series will premiere on FX on September 18.

VIDEO: Welcome to Camp Redwood in New AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 Teaser VideoVIDEO: Welcome to Camp Redwood in New AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 Teaser
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2019

FX has released a new teaser for American Horror Story: 1984, the upcoming ninth season of Ryan Murphy's hit horror anthology series.

Susan Egan Shares 1996 Fan Note From Matthew Morrison VideoSusan Egan Shares 1996 Fan Note From Matthew Morrison
by Alan Henry - May 1, 2019

Susan Egan took to Instagram to share a note written by Matthew Morrison to her following a concert in 1996. Egan wrote 'In 1996 I did a little concert at my high school alma mater, the Orange County School of the Arts - alongside some of the current students. I just found the program they signed for me and will now take FULL CREDIT for Matthew Morrisons's career and happiness.'

BWW TV: Why Broadway is Getting Behind THE PROM on Stage and Screen! VideoBWW TV: Why Broadway is Getting Behind THE PROM on Stage and Screen!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2019

Ryan Murphy was making it clear that last night belonged to The Prom. The six-time Emmy Award winner Ryan Murphy hosted a special performance of the hit show to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD and The Trevor Project, and the performance was followed by an equally special curtain call announcement.

BWW Exclusive Inside Look At Elsie Fest 2018 With Darren Criss, Sutton Foster, The Ca VideoBWW Exclusive Inside Look At Elsie Fest 2018 With Darren Criss, Sutton Foster, The Cast of BE MORE CHILL, Joshua Henry, And More
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Oct 8, 2018

Yesterday, Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Alex Newell, Grant Gustin, Jodi Benson, the cast of Be More Chill and more joined Darren Criss at the fourth annual Elsie Fest! BroadwayWorld was there and brings you exclusive highlights from the outdoor music festival below! 


Matthew Morrison Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Matthew Morrison been in?
Matthew Morrison has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Matthew Morrison been in?
Matthew Morrison has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Matthew Morrison been nominated for?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Finding Neverland , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Finding Neverland , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Finding Neverland , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 10 Million Miles , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Light in the Piazza Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Light in the Piazza and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray .

What awards has Matthew Morrison won?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Finding Neverland.