Glee’s Matthew Morrison: There’s no “one direction”

Glee star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison shares advice with LSY! reporter Gabi Hartman at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards in New York City. (Photo by Alana Seifman)

Glee star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison shares advice with LSY! reporter Gabi Hartman at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards in New York City.
(Photo by Alana Seifman)

There is no one direction.

That’s what Glee star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison told us last week on the red carpet.

But no worries to all you fans of Harry Styles and crew. Matthew wasn’t talking about your favorite five Brits. Here’s what he told LSY! reporter Gabi Hartman at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards when she asked him, “What advice do you have for aspiring performers?”

“That’s a tough question because you look at all the Broadway stars in the room right now, and there’s not –”

Matthew paused and thought for a split second.

“I always say ‘one direction,'” he continued, “but that’s a boy band. There’s not one way that all of us got here. There are so many different ways that you can become successful.”

With that preface out of the way, the former star of Hairspray on Broadway went on to share his tip: “If you are on that journey and you’re lucky enough to get accolades as an actor, enjoy it. I felt like at the beginning of my career, I didn’t enjoy it as much. It was all about work and trying to pound the pavement. Enjoy the journey.”

Gabi also asked Matthew if he prefers stage or television – the latter of which, of course, made him famous.

“There’s not really any comparison,” Matthew said. “I’m a creature of the stage. I miss being on stage so much. I love my Glee family, and I love what it’s done for me, and the world. The show has changed arts education and how we look at teen gays. It’s great to be a part of that. I love being a part of that show. But there’s nothing like sharing an evening with a live audience. That’s where my heart is.”

Tim O’Shei, LSY! founder

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