So far no casting announcements have been made for the Lincoln Centre production of South Pacific showing at the Barbican from 15th August to 1st October, but rumours are swirling that Glee star Matthew Morrison will soon be announced for the London dates of South Pacific.
Californian born Matthew Morrison is best known to millions as the eternally optimistic high school teacher and defacto glee club director, Will Schuester, on the FOX television network’s runaway hit comedy series “Glee.” The show ranks as the #1 entertainment program on broadcast television among Adults 18-34, Teens and Female Teens.
Matthew has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards, and shared the 2009 SAG (Screen Actors Guild)Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, for “Glee.
Matthew Morrison is no stranger to musical theatre, vocal performance and dance, which he studied at New York University’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts. His first big Broadway break came as heartthrob Link Larkin in the hit Hairspray. Matthew was later nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Light in the Piazza. He received aDrama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for 10 Million Miles. Morrison also starred in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater where he Lt Joe Cable in Bartlett Sher’s 2008 production on Broadway.
Morrison’s self titled debut album is released on 30 May 2011, and he has his debut UK concert tour in June, performing at prestigious venues in Glasgow, Manchester,Birmingham, Brighton and London, where Matthew will be showcasing tracks from his hotly anticipated self-titled album, plus a variety of ‘mash ups’ from popular ‘Glee’ songs, which coincidentally (or not?) are three of the same cities – London, Manchester and Glasgow – as the autumn tour of South Pacific.
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[posted by Louise, 04/04/2011]