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In just over a year, actor Matthew Morrison has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the biggest television sensations on the planet, all thanks to one show - "Glee."
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Playing the part of an overly excited and passionate teacher who runs a singing club, "Glee" has become a huge hit for viewers with fans being known simply as 'gleeks'.
Morrison plays Will Schuester and the series has just wrapped up its first season to rave reviews and strong audience numbers. The show was once described as a mix of "Highschool Musical" and an edgier "Saved by the Bell."
The show features a large number of show tunes and popular hits and the cast voice their own songs. After each show the music is released on iTunes and over the course of the past year, viewers have already downloaded more than seven million digital copies.
"Glee" won the 2010 Golden Globe award for best television series and Morrison was also nominated in the best actor category.
Before Morrison's big break on Glee, he was already a hugely successful star on Broadway.
Morrison made his debut on Broadway in the hit musical, "Footloose," followed by a performance in the cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show."
In 2002, Morrison starred in the original Broadway production of "Hairspray," and earned a Grammy award for the shows album.