Highlights from Matthew Morrison's Return "Home" to NYC for Solo Concert at the Beacon

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Matthew Morrison, Tony Award nominee and star of the Fox hit series "Glee," made his way back to New York City, a place that he likes to call home, performing his solo concert Aug. 1 at the Beacon Theater.

Morrison made his return to New York July 31 to perform at the Nassau Coliseum with the New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys as part of their NKOTBSB tour. The "Glee" star joined the tour July 6, pushing back his solo dates to sing with the boys, but was able to squeeze in his one-night-only New York City gig before heading back out on the road.

"Show day in NYC!!" said Morrison via his Twitter account upon his arrival to the city. "So great to be back here."

When the "Glee" star took the stage at 8:30 PM, he kicked off his concert with two songs he covered on the Fox hit show: "Sway," made famous by Dean Martin, and "Don't Stand So Close to Me," by The Police. Later in the night he also performed the "Glee" cover of "Gold Digger," by Kanye West, proving that he is not only a singer, but a rapper as well.

When Morrison surprised the audience with special guest and good friend JC Chasez, a lead vocalist from the performer's other favorite boy band, *N Sync, Chasez Gleek-ed out as well. After a duet of the *N Sync single "This I Promise You," Chasez sang "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.

Morrison concluded his night with "Still Got Tonight," the second single off of his debut album, as well as a tribute to three people that have inspired him throughout his life, "triple-threat" performers Gene Kelly, Patrick Swayze and Michael Jackson. He dedicated "Don't Stop Dancing," also from the recently released album, to the trio. During his encore, Morrison sang "Let It Be/Hey Jude" and an acoustic version of "Over the Rainbow," which can also be found on the album with "Glee" co-star Gwyneth Paltrow.

Following the one-night-only NYC pit stop, the performer will make his way to Canada to wrap up the NKOTBSB concert tour before he is back to the hallways of McKinley High School as Mr. Will Schuester when "Glee" kicks off Sept. 21.

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