Glee star Matthew Morrison gets Sky 1 concert screening

Sky 1 is to air Matthew Morrison Live at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Sky has secured the broadcast rights in the UK to Glee actor Matthew Morrison’s live tour film recorded at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo in June this year.

Louisa Forsyth, Acquisitions Manager for entertainment programming at SKY says: “The one-hour special will bring Glee’s and Matthew’s fans a real treat during the third series’ pre-emptions. We love Glee as much as our customers, so we’re thrilled to be able to bring them this exclusive tour film of Matthew on stage in London.”

In Matthew Morrison Live at the Hammersmith Apollo viewers are treated to performances of a selection of ‘mash-ups’ of popular Glee songs including Sway, Golddigger and Somewhere Over The Rainbow as well as other tracks not included in the TV show.

Matthew Morrison comments: “My performance at the Hammersmith Apollo was a night that I will never forget as long as I live. This was the first time I have performed in front of a huge audience as myself, not as a character. I was so moved by the support I received from everyone in London, which fed me the energy for an incredible night.”

Morrison recently released his self-titled debut album which includes duets with Sir Elton John, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sting. He has received an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations for his role as glee club director William Schuester in the high school music based series. He was also nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Light in the Piazza.

The hour-long Matthew Morrison Live at the Hammersmith Apollo will air on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 on Thursday 13 October, 2011 at 9.00pm.