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‘Glee’s’ Matthew Morrison dropping debut album in fall

January 14, 2010 | 11:28 am
Matthewglee_matthew-gray_0343_djrV2 Matthew Morrison, best known for his role as Will Schuester on "Glee," will enter the studio shortly to begin recording his debut album, scheduled for release in fall 2010.

Fans of Morrison know the 31-year-old is no stranger to musical theater and has had roles in Broadway productions such as "Hairspray," "South Pacific" and "The Light in the Piazza," which landed him a Tony nomination.

The singer-actor is scheduled to release the album through Mercury Records, home to Duffy and the Noisettes.

While a solo album from Morrison is welcomed over at Show Tracker, here's to hoping it's less Micheal Buble and more Justin Timberlake-Robin Thicke-Jon B. – Morrison's take on "I Wanna Sex You Up" is on repeat.

It's hard to imagine that Morrison will be the only "Glee" star to ink a deal. Before landing the role of Mercedes, Amber Riley had an ill-fated audition for that other mega-hit show on Fox. I'd like to believe Riley and Jennifer Hudson have grabbed dinner and drinks and had a major "in your face, Simon & Co." laugh-fest.

Morrison is nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor -- Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role in "Glee." The 66th annual Golden Globe Awards telecast airs at 5 p.m. PST Sunday on NBC.

In the meantime, fans can get their fix of Morrison with two “Glee” soundtracks and the DVD box set, "Glee -- Volume 1: Road to Sectionals," all of which are in stores now.

"Glee," which got an early second-season pickup, will return with new episodes April 13.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy


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Photo: Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester. Credit: Fox