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Matthew to perform at 54 Below in September
POSTED ON May 10, 2017 BY Valentina INUncategorized

Matthew will perform a series of concerts at 54 Below, in NYC, in September. Tickets on sale from May 15 on the 54 Below website.

Actors Matthew Morrison and Megan Hilty are singing with the legendary New York Pops this summer, but they won’t tell TODAY about secretly planned performances that aren’t in the program! However, Hilty does dish on her role in TV Land’s revival of “The First Wives Club,” and Morrison talks about the “life-changing experience” of visiting Africa on his honeymoon. (Run time: 3:01)

Matthew speaks onstage at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party and poses with wife Renee and fellow actor Andrew Rannels on February 28, 2016.


All the pictures in the gallery: 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party (February 28)

Matthew announces new tour dates!
POSTED ON Dec 14, 2015 BY Valentina INUncategorized

 

With his final performance on Finding Neverland fast approaching on January 24, Matthew is going back on the road for some more symphony concerts. First up:

March 19
Kansas City, MO
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets and more info

March 24, 25 + 26
Houston, TX
Jones Hall
Tickets and more info

Volume 17 of Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, 2015’s edition of the annual holiday album, is now on sale. The two-disc, annual CD of original and traditional holiday music benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.

 

Highlights from the track list include “Christmas Vacation,” performed by the cast of Beautiful — The Carole King Musical; “Joy to the World,” performed by the cast of Hamilton; “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” performed by the cast of Finding Neverland; and many more.

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Broadway.com is bringing you a recap of all the weird stuff that happened this week. From Sarah Jessica Parker’s house-sized closet to the food obsessions of our favorite Broadway stars, it’s all right here in the Lessons of the Week.

Matt Morrison & Adam Jacobs Are in a Cult
Before going the clean-cut route in Aladdin and Glee, these Broadway bros were apparently involved in some dark stuff. In college at NYU, the stars belonged to a creepy sounding group called “The Tribe,” which Jacobs joked was “a secret cult.” Hey, you guys need some more members? We’ll drink that Kool-Aid any day of the week.

Source: Broadway.com

Matthew-Morrison.net is undergoing a makeover!
POSTED ON Aug 29, 2014 BY Valentina INUncategorized

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Undeterred by Thursday night’s rainstorm, it was a slightly soggy yet enthusiastic crowd that turned out for Matthew Morrison in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra and special guest Laura Benanti at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on July 10, 2014. They were not disappointed—the energy of the performers, as well as their amazing talent, made for one of the most entertaining concerts I have attended in a while.

Matthew Morrison is most known for his role as “Will Schuester” on the hit TV showGlee, as well as his many performances on Broadway, including South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza.  Laura Benanti was recently seen on television as “Elsa” in the NBC live telecast of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, and is a Tony Award-winner for her role as “Louise” in Gypsy on Broadway. As their many credits might suggest, both are consummate performers. Their screen and stage credits alone however do not reflect just how charismatic and energetic they are in front of a crowd—with their easy humor and lively dancing they had the audience eating out of the palm of their hands.

Under the consummate direction of Steven Reineke, the National Symphony Orchestra was fantastic backing up the singers as well as performing in their own right. They opened the concert with a bouncy arrangement of “New York, New York,” starting the concert with an energy that continued throughout the night.

The songs were chosen mostly from Broadway and the American Songbook, though with updated arrangements to fight the contemporary styles of Morrison and Benanti. They were clearly very comfortable with the song choices, and able to perform them with ease and mastery. Morrison has a jazzy sensibility that is perfectly suited to the lounge songs such as “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing”, and his smooth tenor voice more than did them justice. Benanti showed her capability with big Broadway numbers, singing the standards such as “The Sound of Music” and “I Could Have Danced All Night” with her creamy, golden soprano.

The best part of the night however was not one particular song or moment, but rather was Morrison’s dancing in every number! This self-proclaimed “song and dance man” was exactly that, as he danced all around the stage during his numbers, soft-shoeing, dancing with the microphone stand, taking over the conductor’s baton to conduct the orchestra, dancing with his fedora, and even dancing with an umbrella during his fantastic performance of “Singin’ in the Rain.” His humor was infectious and had me completely enthralled.

Other highlights were the duets between Morrison and Benanti. They sang a lovely, intimate duet of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” during which Morrison also showed off his ukulele skills as their voices blended and complemented each other wonderfully. Their best duet though was their encore: a symphonic arrangement of Pharrell’s “Happy.” They had the audience on their feet, clapping along and laughing and wishing that the concert wasn’t over already.

While there were occasional sound issues (the orchestra at times overpowered Morrison, and there was a startlingly loud “blat” during one of the numbers), the stalwart souls who braved the rainstorm and the DC traffic to get out to Wolf Trap were well rewarded with an evening of fun, entertainment, and good song.

Running Time: 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission.

 

Source: DC Metro Arts

Don’t miss Matthew on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch, tonight, July 10, at 8/7c on NBC! Public Events –> 2014 –> NBC Hollywood Game Night (July 10)Source: NBC

 

More than a few times in his life, Matthew Morrison has had gay friends choose him as the first person to come out to. “I’m open, a really good listener, a good friend,” he reasons. “I think I’m a safe person to start with, and hopefully that journey just goes on and on for them. I’m really flattered I could be that person for several people.”The actor, who stars as Will Schuester on Glee, adds, “I’m very happy to be a part of a world where two men and two women can actually get married in some places now. I’m excited to see what the future brings.”Glee hasn’t been afraid to tackle LGBT issues over the years and Morrison is keenly aware of the impact it’s had on its young audience. “I think it did so much good in our world,” he says. “It brought a lot of social issues to light

— being gay in high school, bullying — that we’re faced with. I’m really proud of the way we’ve handled those situations.”

Next Thursday, July 10, Morrison will bring years of Broadway and screen experience to a performance with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap. “I’m the classic song and dance man,” he says of his planned repertoire. “A lot of the old standards reinterpreted in my own way, and timeless classics I just love to sing.” Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, who recently sang with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, will appear alongside Morrison as a featured guest. “It gives me the opportunity to do something different,” he enthused. “We’ll sing a couple duets, and then she’ll do some of her stuff.”

He’s also looking forward to working with NSO Pops conductor Steven Reineke again. “He’s a trumpet player, so he especially gets the kind of music I’m trying to do, because my stuff — I guess you would say it swings a little bit more.”

With Glee entering its final season, Emmy- and Tony-nominated Morrison — who starred on Broadway in the original casts of Hairspray and The Light in the Piazza – is looking forward to what the future will bring.

“I’m so lucky to live this life and to be an entertainer,” he says. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do — and to do it at the kind of level I’m doing it, is something that I wish everyone could experience… I try to make every performance genuine and true. I’m very happy with my life, my family, my soon to be wife. It’s all good in Morrison’s neighborhood.” – Randy Shulman

Matthew Morrison appears with the NSO at Wolf Trap on Thursday, July 10 at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $22 to $75. For more info visit wolftrap.org or call 877-WOLFTRAP.

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