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Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison

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May 17, 2011

Matthew Morrison, who plays glee-club director Will Schuester on Glee, is a Broadway vet with a nimble, earnest tenor — the sort of voice that's great in a production of Guys and Dolls but seems milquetoast on a pop record. On his debut, Morrison flexes his falsetto in "Summer Rain," an ode to al fresco nooky, and sounds goofy in "Don't Stop Dancing," a cruise-ship version of club music. There are duets with Sting, Elton John and Gwyn­eth Paltrow. (Guess which two sing circles around him.) Verdict: a mildly charming, sometimes gawky LP that will please Gleeks and befuddle everyone else. Prediction: It'll be a huge hit.

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