Matthew Morrison

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Matthew Morrison

Morrison at the 2010 Peabody Awards
Born October 30, 1978 (1978-10-30) (age 35)
Fort Ord, California, U.S.
Other names Matt Morrison
Occupation Actor, director, musician, singer-songwriter
Years active 1999–present

Matthew James Morrison (born: October 30, 1978 in California) is an American television, movie and musical theater actor. He is best known for his role in the television series Glee. After attending theater camp during his childhood, he decided that he wanted to become an actor.[1] He was educated at New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. Being a member of boy bands like LMNT and Fresh Step, he made his musical theater transition into similarly styled shows.[2]

He had minor roles in Footloose as well as the revival of the Rocky Horror Show.[3] His big break came when he landed the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway production of John Waters' Hairspray. Morrison was nominated for a Tony award for his role in The Light in the Piazza.

Morrison's debut album Matthew Morrison peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200.[4] It also peaked at number 61 on the Australian Albums Chart,[5] and number 63 on the UK Albums Chart.[6]

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