Matthew Morrison is all Set for GleeMay 20th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by GD
Broadway star Matthew Morrison is all keyed up for his role in Fox’s new musical comedy “Glee” that premieres just after the finale of American Idol on Tuesday. He plays Will Schuester, a Spanish teacher who loves his music and takes on the task of rejuvenating the dying Glee club of the McKinley High School, which now has only a few moderately talented outcasts. He ends up teaching his students a thing or two about music, themselves and life.
Morrison laughs as he says that he has a nickname on the sets. He says that it is , “‘triple threat. But you have to say it with a high-pitched voice: ‘Triple threat’. Yep. That’s what they call me around here.” As if on cue, the three threats are singing, dancing and acting, and they are crucial to his role in the musical comedy that premieres on Tuesday but returns with full episodes only four months later.
About his role on the show Morrison says, “I’d love to say that this is a huge acting stretch for me, (but) this is kind of me. I probably shouldn’t say that because I’m discrediting myself as an actor, but I feel like if I hadn’t gone to New York, (I) would have gone to Chico State in Northern California, and I probably would have done theater, come back to Southern California and taught at a performing arts high school. That would have been my path. If my life hadn’t gone that way, it would have gone this way.”
Morrison has been nominated for a Tony award for his role as Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza.
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