Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began -- Live From the Bushnell

(Rochester, New York) – Audiences will be 'Glee-ful' to see Mr. Schuester in his own PBS special, Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began - Live from the Bushnell, airing Thursday, June 6 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Morrison sustains a modern sensibility as he wins over the audience with American standards -- and familiar surprise -- including 'Lady is a Tramp,' 'Younger than Springtime,' 'Don't Mean a Thing,' and 'Ease on Down the Road.' During the broadcast, viewers will learn more about Morrison's July 20th performance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and how to get tickets.

Shot in Hartford, Connecticut's Bushnell Theater in late 2012 in front of an enchanted crowd, Morrison is accompanied by an orchestra and his own funk-injected backup singers/dancers and band. Bold images on a giant screen at the rear of the stage capturing the essence of the songs further enhance the performance. Brad Ellis, who quietly accompanies Mr. Shu on Glee, is Morrison's accompanist on stage, creating a warm, familiar atmosphere.

Morrison, who grew up in the O.C. (aka Orange County, California), attended New York University's Tisch School for two years until he could no longer resist the bright lights of Broadway. His talent is reflected by the shows he has starred in. He originated the role of Link Larkin in Hairspray, earned a Tony nomination for his performance in Light in the Piazza and was Lieutenant Cable in the first revival of South Pacific. In 2009, his role in Glee took him to new heights of success and popularity.

Credit: Courtesy of Brian Bowen-Smith



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