Matthew Morrison entertained a sold out ballroom Saturday night at Orange County High School of the Arts’ black-tie fundraiser gala, singing “It Had to be You” with the ukulele that he played when he auditioned for the role of Will Schuester on the hit TV show “Glee.”OCHSA alumni-turned-Broadway-performers Lindsay Mendez and Krysta Rodriguez flew in from New York City to perform in the gala, as well.But Morrison was the star of the show, raking in $60,000 for the tuition-free arts conservatory school, with people buying raffle tickets and placing bids for a chance to meet him on the set of “Glee,” have lunch with him and, in a couple cases, get their shoulders rubbed by him.”A Swingin’ Singin’ Salute to the Stars of the USO” was the theme of this year’s gala. More than 700 Orange County arts patrons paid $350 a ticket, packing the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine. They drank champagne and dined on Steak Diane at candlelit tables.[…]After Rodriguez and alum Chad Doreck, who has worked off-Broadway and on TV, performed the Bette Midler number “Stuff Like That There,” to close out Act II, Morrison came back onstage with Ralph Opacic, the founder of OCHSA.Opacic was Morrison’s mentor back when the “Glee” star attended OCHSA, graduating in ’97. He told the audience that they had sold more than 1,100 $10 raffle tickets for a chance to spend time with Morrison on the set of “Glee.” Purchases came from 62 cities in five countries, including Italy and Germany. After a drum roll, Morrison picked a ticket with the name of OCHSA senior Collin Sanderson, who happened to be in the crowd.Morrison kicked off Act III wearing a black fedora to sing the sexy, jazzy Michael Bubl

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