"Glee" Star Matthew Morrison Begins 54 Below Engagement June 1; PBS Concert Premieres, Too
By Adam Hetrick
Golden Globe and Tony Award-nominated "Glee" star Matthew Morrison begins a three-show engagement at 54 Below June 1. The concerts celebrate the release of his upcoming studio album "Where It All Began."
Morrison, known to Broadway audiences for The Light in the Piazza, Hairspray and South Pacific, performs June 1 at 8 PM, June 2 at 9:30 PM and June 4 at 7 PM.
Also on June 1, PBS broadcasts Morrison's solo concert from the Busnhell Center for the Performing Arts, which was taped last November in Hartford, CT. Check local listings.
Morrison's album "Where It All Began" will be released June 4. It promises "Singin' in the Rain," which Morrison covered on "Glee," and "Younger Than Springtime," which he performed nightly in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific.
According to producers, "Featured on the recording are a collection of classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. To create the twelve songs featured on this exciting new album, Morrison turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone (who produced the likes of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, among many others), and Grammy Award-winning producer Gregg Field. The collection marks the first release from 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine."
The track listing for "Where It All Began" follows:
Singin' In The Rain
Morrison received a Tony nomination for his work in The Light in the Piazza and also appeared on Broadway in South Pacific, Hairspray, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Rocky Horror Show and Footloose. On "Glee" he plays high school show-choir director and Spanish teacher Will Schuester.
Tickets are priced $45-$55. There is a $25 food/beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.
PHOTO ARCHIVE: Matthew Morrison on Broadway
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