Morrison's career began when he made his musical theatre debut on Broadway in the musical version of Footloose, followed by a revival of The Rocky Horror Show. However, his bigbreak came when he landed the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway production of John Waters' Hairspray. After performing in the role for some time, he started working in television, guest-starring onshows such as Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, CSI: Miami and Hack. He also had small roles in films such as Marci X, Primary Colors, and Simply Funk. He followed up by performing the role of Sir Harry in theABC-TV production of Once Upon a Mattress, starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett.
In 2001 Matthew Morrison was recruited to complete the quartet for the band LMNT. He was replaced instead byJonas Persch by the time their first album was released. He commented in an interview about his experience in the boy band by remarking, "It was the worst year of my life. You know when you're aperformer and you're out there on stage and you're embarrassed that you're doing something wrong. It was pretty bad."
In 2002, Morrison starred on the Original Cast of the musical Hairspray as LinkLarkin. He would remain in this role until January of 2004.
In 2005 Morrison changed gears, playing the role of Fabrizio Nacarelli in Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza. He was nominated fora Tony Award for his performance. He left the show August 28, 2005.
Morrison joined the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Adam Munson on October 24, 2006, but left...