For Immediate Release
Sept. 21, 2012
‘GLEE’ STAR MATTHEW MORRISON OPENS PSO’S 2012-2013 PNC POPS SEASON
Guest Conductor Lucas Richman leads PSO in performances of Broadway, movie music
PITTSBURGH – Matthew Morrison, star of the hit TV show Glee will headline the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) opening weekend of the 2012-2013 PNC Pops season at Heinz Hall.
The concerts begin at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Tickets, ranging from $20 to $108, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
Lucas Richman, music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, will lead the PSO.
Morrison, who has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards, will perform favorite hits from his forthcoming album of Broadway standards, as well as other songs.
The PSO would like to recognize and thank PNC for its 2012-2013 title sponsorship of PNC Pops. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the PSO.
Matthew Morrison studied musical theater, vocal performance and dance at New York University’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts. His big Broadway break came when he was cast as heartthrob Link Larkin in the hit Hairspray. He was later nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Light in the Piazza, and received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for 10 Million Miles. He also starred in the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater in New York. Morrison currently stars in season four of Glee, Fox’s hit musical comedy series from Ryan Murphy. Morrison stars as Will Schuester, an optimistic high school teacher, who tries to refuel his own passion while re-inventing the high school’s glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Morrison also starred in the 2012 Lionsgate film, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, alongside Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock, Joe Manganiello and Dennis Quaid. Morrison hosted and narrated the PBS special entitled, Oscar Hammerstein II - Out of My Dreams, focusing on the Broadway producer’s life and career, in March 2012.