Matthew Morrison Dedicates 54 Below Show to Late "Glee" Co-Star Cory Monteith
15 Jul 2013
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"Glee" and Broadway star Matthew Morrison dedicated his July 14 performance at 54 Below to his late "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith, according to the New York Times.
Before the set began, Morrison addressed Monteith’s unexpected death. Calling Monteith a brother, Morrison expressed his sadness and condolences and sang "What I Did For Love," from the musical A Chorus Line, a cappella. The song had been featured on Season Two of "Glee."
Morrison said it was "awkward" to perform, given Monteith's death, but, he added, "You guys came to see a show, I came to perform a show, so that’s what we'll do. And we’ll do it in Cory's honor." He then performed a lineup of showtunes and old-fashioned classic numbers from his recently released CD, "Where It All Began."
Cory Monteith was found dead July 13 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. He had checked into the hotel July 6 and was expected to check out July 13. When Monteith missed his checkout time at noon, hotel staff went to his room and discovered his body.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.