Birthplace: Fort Ord, California, United States
Birth Name: Matthew James Morrison
AKA: Matthew J. Morrison, Matt Morrison
Matthew attended NYU’s School of the Arts before he joined the cast of Footloose performing on Broadway. He was also part of the the parody boy band Fresh Step which made their debut appearance on Late Night with David Letterman and also appeared on MTV’s Total Request Live.
After this he joined a real boy band called LMNT. He left this group and went to perform in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Broadway. He has also appeared in Hairspray on Broadway as Link Larkin where he earned an Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also performed this role in Los Angeles
Matthew has appeared in other TV shows such as ABC’s TV Movie “Once Upon a Mattress” which also featured Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman, Denis O’Hare, and Zoey Deschanel.
He was cast in Glee in February 2009 and on 14th January 2010 he signed a solo record deal with Mercury Records. His first CD, entitled Matthew Morrison was released in May 2011 and collaborated with Elton John on a song on the album.
His first single, Summer Rain debuted on Ryan Seacrest’s website on February 28th, 2011.