NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew Morrison, known to millions as eternally optimistic high school teacher - and de facto glee club director - Will Schuester on the FOX television network's runaway hit comedy-drama series "Glee," has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Mercury Records, it was announced today by David Massey, President of Mercury Records.
Morrison will enter the recording studio shortly to begin production of his debut album, scheduled for release in the fall 2010.
Morrison's career took a giant step forward when he was 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 will take place live on NBC, Sunday night, January 17th, 8:00 p.m. (EST).
Morrison was recently seen on the CBS network at the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors, where he delivered a show-stopping performance of "Springtime For Hitler" from the Broadway musical The Producers, in tribute to honoree Mel Brooks.
Morrison is no stranger to musical theatre, vocal performance and dance, which he studied at New York University's renowned Tisch School of the Arts. His first major Broadway role came as heartthrob Link Larkin in Hairspray. Morrison was later nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Light in the Piazza. He received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for 10 Million Miles. Most recently, Morrison was seen in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. Among Morrison's big screen credits are the films Dan In Real Life, I Think I Love My Wife, and Music And Lyrics.
A California native, Morrison divides his time between Los Angeles and New York. Matthew is managed by Eric Podwall.
SOURCE Island/Mercury Records