Matthew Morrison Biography
Matthew James Morrison is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter born in Fort Ord National Monument, California, United States. Morrison is famous for featuring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. This includes his role as Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway and also his appearance as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee (2009–2015).
Matt is signed with Adam Levine’s 222 Records and received a Tony Award nomination for his featured role as Fabrizio Nacarelli in the musical The Light in the Piazza. From March 2015 to January 2016, he took the lead role of J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.
Morrison became famous after he was featured on “Glee”. He fell in love with stage performances from a young age and enrolled with the Orange County High School of the Arts and plenty of musical projects.
While at the University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Matthew landed a role in the Broadway adaptation of “Footloose”.
Citing this experience, Morrison said, “There were all these beautiful, amazing dancers. As a straight guy, I had some room. We all had shared interests in singing and dancing, and I always found myself dancing with someone very evocative and sexual. I definitely interacted with a lot of girls when I was a young guy on Broadway. It was exciting. Very joyous and free.”
Matt later joined “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Hairspray” in his role as Link Larkin. This appearance brought him to the light of the television. He also landed himself small roles on big screens such as “Numb3rs” and “Music and Lyrics”.
However, in 2005, his stage career took a leap with “The Light in the Piazza”. Morrison was nominated for the Tony Award for the production.
Moreover, he was in the musical “South Pacific” from 2006 until 2008 when he moved to California in early 2009 to begin the work of “Glee”. His character on Glee, Will Schuester soon propelled his name into stardom.
Matthew Morrison Age
How old is Matthew Morrison? Morrison is 44 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 30, 1978, in Fort Ord National Monument, California, United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 30th of October every year.
Matthew Morrison Wife
Morrison is currently married to Renee Puente. The duo started dating on June 27, 2013. Elton John helped Matthew announce his engagement to Puente.
Eventually, they got married on October 18, 2014, at a private home on the island of Maui. On May 16, 2017, it was revealed on his personal Instagram account that he and his wife, Puente were expecting their first child. Their first son was born in 2017.
Matthew Morrison Son
Morrison and Renee got their first child, Revel James Makai in October 2017. The duo celebrated Revel’s arrival on their personal Instagram accounts.
Matthew Morrison on Glee
Glee is an American musical comic-drama television series. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States starting May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015.
Glee is based on the fictitious William McKinley High School Glee Club. Matt is cast as Will Schuester, a club director, he takes over the glee club after the former teacher Sandy Ryerson (Stephen Tobolowsky) is fired for inappropriate contact with a male student. Morrison later became a glee club director.
Matthew Morrison on Broadway
In the year 2007, Morrison earned a Drama Desk Nomination for his role in the Off-Broadway show 10 million miles which was playing at the Atlantic Theater Company.
During his early years of college, Morrison was already a regular performer on Broadway. On July 7, 2016, Marrison featured alongside Megan Hilty in a summer evening of Broadway and other songs with The New York Pops at the Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, Queens.
Matthew Morrison’s Net Worth
Morrison has an estimated net worth of $10 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as an actor.