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Matthew chats with Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2: listen!
Public Events --> 2013 --> Graham Norton Show on BBC Radio 2 (June 22)

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Matthew chatted with Graham Norton this morning on his radio show on BBC Radio 2. Listen below!

Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by Valentina
Morrison has dreams of daddyhood

Matthew Morrison has revealed he would love to become a father.

The Glee star, who is best known for playing choir master Will Schuester on the show, is dating singer Renee Puente.

"Professionally, I feel like I've conquered a lot of my goals so personally, I'd like to start a family sometime in the near future," he said.

"I want to go down that road and give my life that fullness and explore that meaning of being a father myself one day could bring. So that's a goal of mine eventually. I'm excited about that absolutely."

Matthew, whose new album Where It All Began is out now, admitted he's thrilled about the thought of being a dad.

"There's an inevitable kind of dauntingness that comes along with bringing a child up in this crazy world that we live in, but I want to fully know love and know selflessness. And I don't think there's any more selflessness than raising a kid. Then life is definitely not about you," he continued.

The 34-year-old, who was formerly engaged to actress Chrishell Stause, previously said: "I met Renee at a Grammy party about two years ago. It was definitely one of those things - she walked into the room and she took my breath away, she's gorgeous.

"It's funny - you date your whole life and you definitely know what you want and what you don't want from going through the ringer, but Renee is definitely the one."

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Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by Valentina
Fact and fiction collide as ‘Glee’ actor Matthew Morrison plans to open peforming arts schools for talented kids
US star tells Adam Sherwin he hopes to open a global network of schools to train tomorrow’s talent

As the irrepressible “Mr Schue”, Matthew Morrison inspires the talented students of McKinley High School to live out their musical dreams on stage.

Now the Glee actor is hoping to launch his own international network of performing arts schools to combat cuts in music provision which he fears could prevent a generation of youngsters from achieving their potential.

The hit US series Glee, in which a gaggle of precocious students perform spectacular reinventions of classic songs under the tutelage of Morrison’s character Will Schuester, has encouraged a generation of teenagers to form their own choral societies.

But the Tony and Golden Globe-nominated star, 34, has disclosed his plan to create real-life “Glee schools”. “My focus is on arts education. I’m trying to create an accredited school programme that would go nationwide and hopefully global eventually,” he said. “It’s kind of modelled after the performing arts school I went to [New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts]. It would be great to have one in London. It’s something I’d like to talk to Andrew Lloyd Webber about.”

In the latest series of Glee, now shown on Sky, Mr Schuester goes to Washington to lobby politicians on the importance of arts education. It is a passion which drives the actor in real life. “I don’t know why music is the first thing to get cut,” said Morrison, who spoke to students at Highbury Grove School in north London during his visit to the capital this week.

“I am the product of a public arts education and I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t found that passion at a young age. I think it’s a shame and a travesty to cut that stuff.”

Morrison is working on “an accredited programme”. “You’d have to keep up the grades to be involved,” he said. “It would have a big element of under-privileged kids, I think that’s important. It’s also been proven that music helps you in science and maths.”

Morrison’s classes will teach aspirants how to deliver a tune, an endangered skill. “There’s something about storytelling that’s been lost in music,” he said. “A lot of people go on talent shows and even though they can be great singers, it’s more about vocal acrobatics let’s go to the circus. They should be worried about ‘what am I singing about? What is the meaning of this song?’ When I’m on stage I go into a different character almost for every song, and treat it like a monologue. I feel like I’m really acting these songs. I feel that’s been lost a little bit.” Morrison, who was born in California, built his career on the New York stage and is using a hiatus during Glee to release an album of show tunes and Broadway standards, Where It All Began. Its swinging interpretations of “Singin’ In The Rain” and a duet with Smokey Robinson are designed to bring the songs a new audience.

But the actor, whose big break was starring in Hairspray on Broadway, fears the overnight sensations created through talent shows like The Voice UK, which reaches its climax tonight, lack the chops to build a career. “Those shows make it look so easy,” he said. “A lot of people on them like singing but they want to be stars. They’re in it for the wrong reasons.

“What scares me about these shows is that a lot of people aren’t properly trained so they’re wrecking their voices because they don’t know how to sing properly. There’s something about paying your dues and going through rejection. I was very excited when I got a Broadway role where my character actually had a name. Now I’m on a global TV show and I’m a lot more recognisable, but I think that I’ve earned it.”

Morrison is proud Glee has placed issues like teenage homosexuality and bullying at the heart of a network drama. He has become a vocal advocate for gay rights, and wishes more of straight actors like him would raise their voices too. “I just think it’s ridiculous that a loving and committed gay or lesbian couple can’t get married just because they’re different. The case is more impactful when it comes from a straight person because the people you’re trying to persuade may not buy into it when they see a gay person talking.”

Morrison, who hopes to settle down with his model girlfriend Renee Puente, said that even among his generation of actors, “there’s still a lot of people who are afraid to come out.”

Glee, a hit from its 2009 launch, has been picked up for two more seasons, with Morrison tied in for the option of a seventh year. “I have missed opportunities to do some films,” admits the actor who starred alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in the recent film What To Expect When You’re Expecting. “But it’s a lot of actors’ dream of getting steady employment like this. I’m not complaining.”

Morrison says that when Glee does end he will return to the stage, with a West End debut top of his wish-list. “I’m trying to find the right project and the West End is being talked about right now. Willy Wonka? [in Sam Mendes’s new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical]. Gosh what a great role. I can’t wait to see it. I’ll have a word with Sam.”


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Posted on 21 Jun 2013 by Valentina
"Where It All Began": Album signing at HMV Oxford Street in London and JemmRadio interview!
Matthew attends an album signing at HMV Oxford Street in London, UK, on June 21 (HQ pictures).

Public Events --> 2013 --> Album signing at HMV Oxford Street - London (June 21)


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Posted on 21 Jun 2013 by Valentina
Gig Review: Matthew Morrison - Bush Hall, London ✭✭✭✭✭

Photo by Steve Stubbs

Thursday 20th June 2013: Broadway and TV star Matthew Morrison has become a very familiar face on our TV screens in the last few years, especially from his role in Glee as Mr Schuester. Tonight, on a very warm night indeed, Matthew took us back to Where It All Began, the name of his new album which consists of lots of show tuenes - perfect for any musical theatre lover.

Photo by Steve Stubbs
Backed by a rather fine five piece band, led by Brad Ellis on piano - yes, the same piano chap from Glee - Matthew comes on stage in suit and hat looking rather dapper and has a stage presence to match. Instantly, the audience are in his hands as he goes into the first of many songs from the new album, swaying his hips and dancing about as only he can.

The arrangements are good, big band type versions of classics such as Lady Is A Tramp, Singin' In The Rain, Luck Be A Lady and On The Street Where You Live. Slower numbers had warmth from the simple arrangements, As Long As She Needs Me, Younger Than Springtime and Send In The Clowns sounding especially resplendent. Matthew's vocals were top notch, not missing any notes and partnered the sound of the band nicely.

Matthew did one song from Glee, to the delight of all the females in the front rows - the hip shaking, leg moving Sway! The carpet was a bit wet after that I think from all the salivating going on down the front of the auditorium.

Indeed it was a great set from Matthew, and if you are into musicals, then you will love his new album Where It All Began. Tonight was a shining example of good arrangements, great vocals, and fabulous stage presence. Hats off... oh, it already is!

5 Stars ✭✭✭✭✭



Matthew Morrison at Bush Hall | Live review

Self-proclaimed “song and dance man” Matthew Morrison paid a visit to West London’s Bush Hall to share some tunes from his recently released new record Where It All Began. As the title suggests, his second album is a celebration of this Tony award-nominated star’s affection for Broadway musicals.

From the moment he hops into the lights to a rapturous reception, Morrison makes for an utterly charming stage presence. “Let’s get one thing out the way, I don’t work in a high school!” is Morrison’s early reference to the many fans of Glee who have come to see “Mr. Schue” in the flesh.

Dressed as if he’s just come off the set of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, with his trendy cap, waistcoat, pocket square he can even pull off a pink tie he launches into his latest single, It Don’t Mean a Thing. It’s a bright and breezy number that’s light on lyrics and heavy on instrumentals. And its wonderfully OTT choreographed climax is well worth a watch (check out the video below).

Vintage numbers Luck Be a Lady and Lady Is a Tramp are rolled out, and both sound superb with the arrangements accentuating Morrison’s pitch-perfect vocals. Supported by a five-piece band, all of whom play with relaxed aplomb, the music on show this evening is first-rate. At times sexy, often seductive, the result is a distinctive big band sound that you know and love. Shut your eyes and you could be in 1950s LA.

West Side Story Medley provides a nice injection of pace, courtesy of some marvelously sustained bongo work, and just because Bush Hall doesn’t provide much of a stage to jive on, don’t for a moment think that stops Morrison from pulling it off.

You’d have to be a real cynic not to enjoy tonight’s set, and Morrison too, who never comes off as anything other than completely earnest about his joy of music. “Hopefully this last song gets you out the door with a smile on your face,” he says, grinning before ending with the timeless Singin’ in the Rain. Mission accomplished.

Verdict: ★★★★

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 by Valentina

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