Matthew MorrisionZoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University proudly presents Matthew Morrison, the Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe-nominated star from Fox TV’s hit television series Glee, for Gala2013 on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Morrison will perform a variety of Broadway standards and hits of the Great American Songbook alongside a 65-piece symphony orchestra.

Concert-only tickets go on sale to the general public July 11, 2013.  Tickets will be available at $75 and $150 and include the 8 pm performance and a post-performance dessert reception. There are a limited number of tickets available at $55 for all full-time students. Zoellner Arts Center subscribers and donors will be able to purchase concert-only tickets in advance of the general public sale date on April 6, 2013. To become a subscriber or donor, contact Ticket Services at 610-758-2787, ext. 0 or www.zoellnerartscenter.org.

Gala Evening tickets are on sale now for “An Evening with Matthew Morrison.” Tickets for Zoellner Arts Center’s premier fundraiser are $550, which includes a cocktail reception, elegant dinner, preferred concert seating and a post-performance dessert reception. To purchase gala evening tickets call 610-758-5071 or email gala2013@lehigh.edu for purchase information.

Now a familiar face on the television as Will Schuester on Glee, this Southern California native has been turning heads on the Great White Way for years. After studying musical theater, vocal performance and dance at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, Morrison made his debut on Broadway in Footloose, followed by The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was his role as Link Larkin in the original cast of the Broadway production of Hairspray that served as his breakthrough and led to Morrison being cast in the critically acclaimed The Light In The Piazza. His portrayal of young lover Fabrizio Naccarelli garnered him a Tony-Award nomination. Morrison also starred as Lieutenant Cable in the Lincoln Center production South Pacific.

Morrison is the first artist signed to 222 Records, the new label started by Adam Levine, the leader of multi-platinum group Maroon 5. His new album comes out in 2013.  Though Morrison enjoys making recordings, the stage is where he comes alive. “At the end of the day, I’m a song and dance man,” says Morrison. “It’s almost a spiritual relationship you have with an audience…I love it more than anything.”

Funds raised at Gala2013 support the arts at Lehigh University and Zoellner Arts Center’s presentations of world-class guest artists, community service initiatives, educational and family programs.   Gala2013 Committee members are Oldrich Foucek III, chair, Jasmin Bourdier-Caceres, Valerie Johnson, Kirk Kozero, Lisa Macsisak, Brenda McGlade, Colleen Mooney-McGee, Alex Tamerler and Ilene Wood.

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