Matthew Morrison has some major summer plans that, naturally, involve making music — but not on Glee. Matthew will be working on his first solo CD!
“I’m writing all the music for it. It’s me and a big orchestra behind me,” Morrison explained (via the Associated Press).
While he’s been a hit on Glee as Will Schuester, Matthew is ready to take his singing solo in an album he describes as a “dance heavy” cross between Michael Buble and Justin Timberlake.
And summer break from Glee is just the time to do!
Matthew made his Broadway debut in Footloose at 19 and then continued on with a larger role in Hairspray.
“I’m a dancer before everything else,” he said and then added with more drama, “I’m a dancer.”
He’s been most admired on Glee and not just for talents — his good-looks play a part too!
“This woman came up to me and said, `I’m not old enough to be a cougar, but I’m a puma.’ I get a lot of that, he shared. “I get a lot of gay guys. I think Glee is one of the gayest shows on TV.”
Matthew added that Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, told him, “You get the gays, everyone else follows.”
While he celebrity status has evolved so has his character on the show.
“He’s stepped up and he’s just being a man. … It’s a new guy,” he said. “What I love about him now is he’s not perfect anymore. Now we’re seeing his faults and he’s making some bad choices here and there.”
“At the end of the day, Glee is about inspiring kids and how the arts matter. The last episode is so touching and so emotional,.”
We bet his solo music will follow in those footsteps!