Abbie Segdeman Staff Writer@The_Sedgetable Matthew Morrison has been nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes for his role on Glee. He didn’t start there though; Morrison began his career as a talented Broadway performer performing in shows such as Hairspray, where he played Link Larkin. But in Gleekuary spirit, I will start with his role in Glee. Despite his character, Will Schuester, being a teacher rather than a teenage student, he has always been relatable. And there is no denying that Mr. Schue, and Morrison for that matter, is very talented, even if he isn’t always the best at showing it. One of the main traits that sets Will apart from other television adults is his almost child-like nature, especially after his divorce. But before he divorced Terri, Will experienced the awkward one-sided love with Rachel, which was hilarious to watch, and we got to see Morrison’s singing talent in "Don’t Stand So Close To Me/Young Girl". But one of my favorite Schuester moments has to be the immature competitive duet with Neil Patrick Harris’ guest character, Bryan Ryan. The performance of "Dream On" is, to this day, my favorite ‘Will’ performance on Glee, as it seemed to be a battle of masculinity, and their faces during the high note is one of the best facial expressions I’ve ever seen. Moreover, I loved the way Will gave Bryan the part, pushing all of the previous tension between the two away. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uy5oGcLQaY[/embed] I cannot write this article without mentioning the many bromances Mr. Schue has managed to create within such a short space of time, my number one being Will/Finn. From the day when Finn broke down on Will’s shoulder about Quinn’s pregnancy to that final day in the choir room, there has always been a strong connection between the pair. There were ups and downs, naturally, but anyone who says they didn’t shed a tear when Mr. Schue was holding Finn’s jacket at the end of "The Quarterback", is lying. I haven’t always loved Mr. Schue though, but it was nothing personal. The most recent example of this is when he dismissed Marley from New Directions, for not being comfortable performing in a bra. But I understood the reasoning by the end, and no character can be perfect. There are many more notable Schuester moments. For example, in Season 5 when he referred to Robin Thicke as Alan Thicke, when he performed Britney to impress Emma or when he sang "In Your Eyes" to Emma after she left him at the altar. But I’d like to move on to Matthew himself. Being a Broadway performer, Morrison is not shy to sing, dance and act all at the same time, hence Ryan Murphy finding him on Broadway. Murphy spent 3 months scouring Broadway for a suitable Mr. Schuester. Morrison has released albums though, with his debut being released in May 2011 and peaking at 24 on Billboard. It got fairly critical reviews, but that makes me love it even more. The duet with Sting is a personal favorite--"Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot"--as well as Morrison’s single "Summer Rain" sounding incredible. Busting a move has never been a problem for Morrison, as seen in his performance in "Toxic", which was stellar. The performance itself ended in a riot! Another of my personal favorite routines has to be "Make ‘Em Laugh" with the talented Harry Shum Jr., which was funny and carefully choreographed to create a truly exceptional performance. Morrison is also involved in many charities, supporting The Trevor Project, the American Foundation for Equal Rights and UNICEF, just to name a few. It is truly wonderful to be able to love a character such as William Schuester, but even better to be a fan of a man of such incredible talents, namely Matthew James Morrison.
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