Matty Fresh Cuts Loose
He may be a leading man now, but Matthew Morrison still knows how to cut loose like a real Broadway hoofer. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner made a surprise appearance at the late performance of the joyful original cast reunion of Footloose at Feinstein’s/54 Below on January 12. After finishing one of his final shows in Finding Neverland (he leaves the tuner on January 24), Morrison headed uptown to watch his friends from the 1998 musical that marked his Main Stem debut in the chorus from the darkness of the club’s bar. But as Broadway phenom Orfeh tore up the place with a rousing “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” and two original ensemble members in the audience, Kristen Leigh Gorski and Serena Soffer, leapt to their feet to recreate some of the show’s energetic choreography, Morrison had to get in on the fun. The artist formerly known as Matty Fresh threw himself into the moves between Gorski and Soffer and showed the entire enthusiastic crowd that he’s still got it. Let’s hear it for the boy indeed!