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Also Known As: Matt Morrison, Matthew James Morrison Died:
Born: October 30, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fort Ord, California, USA Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tulip Fever (2015)
3.
 Dan in Real Life (2007)
5.
 Music and Lyrics (2007)
6.
 Taking Chance (2009)
7.
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1998:
Debuted on Broadway in the musical version of "Footloose"
1998:
Cast in minor role in the film "Primary Colors"
1999:
Appeared on an episode of "Sex and the City" (HBO)
2000:
Joined the revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" on Broadway
2002:
Played Link Larkin in the Broadway production of "Hairspray"
2002:
Earned a Tony nomination for playing Fabrizio Nacarelli in Adam Guettel's "The Light in the Piazza" on Broadway
2003:
Appeared in the film "Marci X"
2005:
Cast as Sir Harry in the ABC production of "Once Upon a Mattress"
2006:
Briefly joined the cast of "As the World Turns" (CBS) as Adam Munson; left due to a scheduling conflict
2007:
Joined the off-Broadway show "10 Million Miles" at the Atlantic Theater Company
2008:
Appeared in the Broadway production of "South Pacific"
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
2010:
Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series ("Glee")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series ¿ Musical or Comedy ("Glee")
2012:
Joined ensemble cast of romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
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Education

Orange County High School of the Arts: Santa Ana , California -
New York University: New York , New York -

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