'Glee' star on new album, rooftop rendezvous
May 17th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

'Glee' star on new album, rooftop rendezvous

We had a chance to chat with Matthew Morrison - Will Schuester himself - Monday night at "Starburst Presents: VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Songwriter Music Series" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square.

Morrison talked about his self-titled debut solo album, telling CNN, "I got to work with some really great people: Sting, Elton John, Gwyneth Paltrow... and it was such a tough thing to do because I have a heavy schedule with 'Glee.' It was such a labor of love, but I'm really excited and it turned out great."

Morrison played the ukelele during the acoustic set he performed at the event. One of the singles Morrison performed was "Summer Rain," which is the first song he wrote for the album.

The actor told us that the song "is about uh, you know, a, memory that I had of my early 20s.. living in New York, and, a girlfriend of mine at the time, and... we shared a, uh... nice... moment on the roof." (Nod, nod, wink, wink!)

The rooftop mystery was officially solved when he performed the song, which contained the lyric, "Who needs lovers' lane? Right up on this rooftop, let's make love in the summer rain."

Another reason Morrison was in New York was because he was filming the "Glee" finale in Manhattan last week - a first for the Broadway veteran who has done a lot of stage work in New York, but barely any film and television.

"I did a brief stint on 'Sex and the City,'" said Morrison "But this was my first time really filming in New York. There were a lot of crowds but New Yorkers are really respectful."

Morrison couldn't give away too many details about "Glee's" season finale, but he did tell CNN that "the person who dies" on tonight's episode "is who you would least expect."

Who do you think it'll be, Gleeks?

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  1. Lynnypoo

    We wish the best for all the glee cast. The show is very entertaining with quality and variety. The story lines, tensions, relationships are all engaging. My family usually has productive, open discussions about gay issues after each show. Morrison is an important part of that chemistry. It will be interesting to see what his future holds outside of the show. Good luck Mr. Morrison.

    May 18, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mrs Kinser

    Squatting making fresh Doodee Pot Pies for all Glee cast members.

    May 18, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. ling chao

    I watch GREE rast night. It berry berry gay. American youth be berry gay peoples. Much singibg. No studying . Schoo be for studying not singing.

    May 18, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. April Fool

    Da Show Is Cool I Guess . Not A Huge Fan .

    May 18, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. I am batman

    I enjoy folk music myself.

    May 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sunshine Girl *

    Saw him in Good Morning America this morning. The words of the songs he sang are good. But his singing leaves alot to be desired. More like he was screaming/yelling than singing. I like adult contemporary music but Id say pass on this one.

    May 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ling chao

    It isnt as bad as everyone says.

    May 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @N

    gleeks r gay.

    May 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |

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