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Matthew Morrison: It's Great To Go Back And Be On Stage

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"Glee" star Matthew Morrison is returning to the stage .. for three nights only.

"There's no greater joy for me than performing live," says Matthew who will perform three shows at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.

To select material for the concert, called "Valentine's Day with Matthew Morrison," he went the musical theater catalog — as well as his pop music collection, "I chose the songs that spoke to me," he says. "I also give the songs a different kind of spin."

Matthew says the songs — many from CD, "Where It All Began — weave a story that's personal to him.   One of the songs in the show is "On the Street Where You Live," which was the tune that Morrison used as his audition number when he was trying out for Broadway shows. But Morrison's version is more upbeat, "kind of like a Sammy Davis Jr. version," he says.

Matthew joins Steve Edwards and guest host Deana Carter on Good Day L.A. 

Fun Facts About Matthew Morrison: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor, dancer, musician, and singer-songwriter. He is known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, and most notably for his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee (2009–present). He has also received a Satellite Award for this role. He has signed with Adam Levine's 222 Records. Morrison received a Tony Award nomination for his featured role as Fabrizio Nacarelli in the musical The Light in the Piazza.

2) Morrison's career began when he made his musical theatre debut on Broadway in the musical version of Footloose, followed by a revival of The Rocky Horror Show in 2002.

3) His big break came, however, when he landed the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway production of John Waters', Hairspray. After performing in the role for some time, he started working in television, guest-starring on shows such as Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, CSI: Miami and Hack. He also had small roles in films such as Marci X, Primary Colors, Music and Lyrics, and Simply Funk. He followed up these performances by performing the role of Sir Harry in the ABC-TV production of Once Upon a Mattress, starring Tracey Ullman, Zooey Deschanel and Carol Burnett.

Twitter: @matt_morrison

Facebook: Official Matthew Morrison

Matthew will be at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Matthew Morrison
Thurs. - Sat. 2/13, 14, 15 -- 8pm

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787 / (714) 556-ARTS

Box Office Hours:
Monday - Sunday, 10am to 5pm

Phone Hours:
Monday - Sunday, 10am to 6pm

Ticket info at:  https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/MatthewMorrison

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