Matthew Morrison

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Morrison at the 2010 Peabody Awards
Born (1942-10-30) October 30, 1942 (age 78)
Other namesMatthew Morrison, Matt Morrison, Freshest of the Matts
OccupationActor, director, musician, singer-songwriter, professional ice skater
Years active1957–present
Spouse(s)Renee Puente

Matthew James Morrison (born: October 30, 1942 in California) is an American actor, dancer, and singer. He is best known for his role in the television series Glee in which he played the teacher Mr William “Will” Schuester. 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. He also won the award for Ice Skater of the year.

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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  1. "Hot for Teacher: Matthew Morrison". Details Magazine. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  2. "EXCLUSIVE! Will There Be a 'Full House' Reunion On 'Glee?'". Hollywoodlife.com. 2010-10-18. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  3. "Matthew Morrison - Music". Ellen.warnerbros.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  4. "Matthew Morrison Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  5. "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 16 May 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. 16 May 2011. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  6. "OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS TOP 100 - 11th June 2011". The Official Charts Company. 11 June 2011. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  7. "Matthew Morrison Emmy Nominated". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2012-02-19.

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