Nantucket Cottage Hospital has announced that Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison will be the special guest for the 17th annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert Saturday, Aug. 10 at Jetties Beach.Morrison will join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, led by conductor Keith Lockhart, for the show capped off by a beachside fireworks display that benefits Nantucket Cottage Hospital.Recently known for his role as the perpetually optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester on Fox TV’s “Glee,” Morrison began his career on the stage, making his Broadway debut in “Footloose,” followed by “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”It was his role as Link Larkin in the original cast of the Broadway production of “Hairspray” that served as his breakthrough and led to Morrison being cast in the critically acclaimed “The Light In The Piazza.” His portrayal of young lover Fabrizio Naccarelli garnered him a Tony nomination for best performance by a featured actor in a musical. He subsequently received a Drama Desk nomination for outstanding actor in the off-Broadway musical “10 Million Miles” and reprised the role of Lieutenant Cable in Lincoln Center’s Tony-nominated production of “South Pacific.” In 2011, Morrison released his first album, a pop collection of mainly original songs featuring guest artists Elton John, Sting Gwyneth Paltrow and others. TimelineGates open: 4:30 pmShowtime: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmFireworks: 9:05 pmSource

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