Matthew Morrison will be among the Broadway talents saluting 2015 Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara at Westport Country Playhouse‘s annual fundraiser on Monday, September 21. Additional guests participating in the event, “Something Wonderful: A Gala Evening Celebrating Kelli O’Hara,” will be announced soon.
Morrison played opposite O’Hara in “The Light in the Piazza,” for which the two actors were each nominated for Tony Awards. He also portrayed Lt. Cable, while O’Hara played Nellie Forbush, in the Tony Award-winning revival of “South Pacific” at Lincoln Center Theater.
Morrison currently stars on Broadway as J.M Barrie in theHarvey Weinstein musical “Finding Neverland.” He recently 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 received Golden Globe Awards for “Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical” in 2010 and 2011.
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 Broadway hit “Hairspray.”
The amazingly talented Matthew Morrison is home! After 7 years on the hit TV show Glee, Morrison finds himself back on the Broadway stage in the hit Finding Neverland. It’s the musical version of the 2004 Johnny Depp movie about the playwright J.M. Barrie — creator, 111 years ago, of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Matthew Morrison, who plays Barrie has a rigorous schedule, on stage for pretty much every scene 8 shows a week. Bonnie Laufer Krebs (@movi_boni ) spoke with Matthew Morrison via satellite from New York City about keeping up his stamina, working alongside Kelsey Grammar ( who plays Captain Hook) and how being on the hit series Glee for so many years changed his life.
Showroom presents: Finding Neverland on Broadway
Actor, Matthew Morrison, talks to us about his role as J.M. Barrie in ‘Finding Neverland: The Musical’ live at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.
See the exclusive music video for “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground,” the first track released from the Original Cast Recording of Broadway’s Finding Neverland. The album is now available for pre-order, and will be available in stores and at all online retailers on July 17, 2015 through Republic Records. Those who pre-order will receive an immediate download of “When Your Feet Don’t Touch The Ground.” The 21-track album features the music from the acclaimed 2015 Broadway production of Finding Neverland, composed by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, performed by the original Broadway cast. The album, produced by Kennedy and David Chase, captures the magic between the all-star ensemble of Matthew Morrison (“Glee,” South Pacific), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” La Cage aux Folles), Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins), Teal Wicks (Wicked) and Carolee Carmello (Parade), among others. It’s the best way to relive the evening again and again.
oday, 106.7 LITE FM announced the return of its highly-anticipated, 15th annual lunchtime theatre summer series, ‘106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park.’ The 2015 program will present the best of Broadway, FREE to the public, on six consecutive Thursdays beginning July 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM’s on-air personalities, the annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 13. This year’s 106.7 LITE FM’S Broadway in Bryant Park is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Aruba Tourism Authority and SheaMoisture.
Broadway in Bryant Park invites New Yorkers to soak up the summer and watch hit musical numbers from current and past Tony Award-winning musicals, including The King and I (four-time 2015 Tony Award winner including Best Revival of a Musical), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony Award Winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical), Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, STOMP, LES MISERABLES, WICKED, Kinky Boots and CHICAGO.
Celebrating 15 years of providing free theatre entertainment, ‘106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park’ will run from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET on the following Thursdays; July 9; July 16; July 23; July 30; August 6; and August 13. The Bryant Park stage is located at 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. Lawn seating is first-come, first-serve.
“Summer 2015 marks an incredible milestone year for 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park – 15 Years of music and performances – and we are incredibly proud of this event which has become an iconic New York City summer tradition for our listeners, Broadway fans and city visitors alike,” said Chris Conley, Program Director of 106.7 LITE FM. “We look forward to another summer season of joining new and returning guests outside in Bryant Park to watch our favorite award-winning Broadway performances.”
Thursday, July 16
106.7 LITE FM Host: Christine Nagy
Co-Host: 39 Steps
– Finding Neverland
– SISTAS: The Musical
– MAMMA MIA!
The 2015 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners, accompanied by their families and teachers, were honored at Carnegie Hall on June 11, 2015 for their artistic achievements by Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Morrison, Jennifer McAllister (jennxpenn), Michelle Tan, and many more!
Matt is around the 00:45 mark.