Matthew Morrison

Actor
Making a splash on Broadway in the musical adaptation of John Waters' "Hairspray," Matthew Morrison would go on to become one of the hottest young talents on Broadway in the first years of the 21st century. A rare ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1978 in Fort Ord, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Glee 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Tulip Fever 2015 (Movie)

Mattheus (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Space Station 76 2014 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Glee: Don't Stop Believing 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teachers Rock 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Underdogs 2012 (Movie)

Jake (Voice)

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

Evan (Actor)

Christmas in Washington 2010 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

Department Store Salesman #2 (Actor)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Detective Fiction 2002 (Movie)

Young Jack (Actor)

Sex and the City 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Mattress (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Chance (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (4)

Ink Master 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Producer

Tattoo Nightmares 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Producer

Oprah Presents: Master Class 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Producer

Biography

Making a splash on Broadway in the musical adaptation of John Waters' "Hairspray," Matthew Morrison would go on to become one of the hottest young talents on Broadway in the first years of the 21st century. A rare musical theater specialist able to parlay his skills into television stardom, Morrison found his voice amidst an itinerant youth as a proverbial "Army brat," eventually passing through the foremost cauldron of theatrical talent, NYU, on the way to a pre-graduation discovery by Broadway producers. His first major television role in ABC's all-star restaging of the Broadway classic "Once Upon a Mattress" (2005), as well as both Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his New York theatrical work, made him an entertainer to watch. On the heels of the phenomenal success of Disney's "High School Musical" franchise, he struck hot iron with his casting on Fox's more comedic look at the music nerd side of high school, "Glee," a fall 2009 premiere that quickly gathered a rabid cult following, spurring a separate recording career for Morrison. A triple threat forecast to be one of the breakout talents of the 2009-2010 television season, Morrison put himself well on the road in his aspirations of becoming a contemporary Gene Kelly.

Relationships

Kristen Bell Actor

Companion
Attended college together and briefly dated

Tom Morrison

Father

Mary Morrison

Mother

Olivia Munn Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated in early 2011 No longer together as of May 2011

Renee Puente

Companion
Began dating in June 2011

Chrishell Stause Actor

Companion
Reportedly engaged in 2006

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
Graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Orange County High School of the Arts

Santa Ana , California

Milestones

2012

Joined ensemble cast of romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy ("Glee")

2010

Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series ("Glee")

2009

Played the lead role of glee club teacher Will Schuester on the Fox series "Glee"; earned Golden Globe (2009) and Emmy (2010) nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

2008

Appeared in the Broadway production of "South Pacific"

2007

Joined the off-Broadway show "10 Million Miles" at the Atlantic Theater Company

2006

Briefly joined the cast of "As the World Turns" (CBS) as Adam Munson; left due to a scheduling conflict

2005

Cast as Sir Harry in the ABC production of "Once Upon a Mattress"

2003

Appeared in the film "Marci X"

2002

Earned a Tony nomination for playing Fabrizio Nacarelli in Adam Guettel's "The Light in the Piazza" on Broadway

2002

Played Link Larkin in the Broadway production of "Hairspray"

2000

Joined the revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" on Broadway

1999

Appeared on an episode of "Sex and the City" (HBO)

1998

Cast in minor role in the film "Primary Colors"

1998

Debuted on Broadway in the musical version of "Footloose"

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