Brilliance at the Bankhead Gala
Sat, September 7 @ 8:00 pm
Featuring Emmy-Nominated “Glee” Star Matthew Morrison
Called a “triple threat” for his exceptional singing, dancing and acting talent, Matthew Morrison has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. He made his debut on Broadway as a teen, and scored his first big break originating the role of Link Larkin in “Hairspray.” He followed that up with roles in “The Light in the Piazza” and “South Pacific.” His most recent stint on Broadway was in the starring role of J.M.Barrie in the musical “Finding Neverland.”
While best known for his central role as Mr. Schuester on the award-winning television show “Glee,” Morrison has also been a guest on such television hits as “The Good Wife” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” He starred in the film “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and, as a singer, has released two recordings – his debut album featuring duets with Sting and Elton John and the more recent “Where It All Began,” an album of Broadway standards. He currently is serving as one of three dance captains on Simon Cowell’s new BBC One competition series, “The Greatest Dancer.”
An exceptional entertainer with an engaging stage presence, he will perform hits from Broadway and the American songbook accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony at “Brilliance at the Bankhead.” Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s largest fundraising event of the year, the gala includes dinner and live music on the plaza before the show, as well as live and silent auctions.
“A skilled dancer and boundlessly energetic entertainer, he filled every inch of the stage with personality, cheek, and flair” – DC Metro Theater Arts
“Energetic and entertaining … Onstage, he approaches the material with an easy grace and effortless charm that helps these familiar tunes sound fresh, if not completely new, ushering his audience into their own reverie of memories in a way that only the best melodies can do.” – Broadway World