Here’s another reason to be “Glee”-ful: Matthew Morrison, who plays glee club director Will Schuester on the popular Fox show has signed a solo recording deal with Mercury Records.
One of the more interesting behind-the-scenes facets of the deal is that Columbia Records has the rights sewed up to the “Glee” soundtracks, of which it’s already pumped out two from a series that has only had eight episodes. How did a competitor get the Golden-Globe nominated Morrison? Regardless, we’re sure he won’t be the last “Glee” cast member to get a deal: we bet Lea Michele is negotiating a deal as we speak.
No word on what kind of music Morrison will do, although he has previously described his sound as a cross between Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble. Mercury is also home to rock acts like Duffy, Bon Jovi and Ida Maria, but Morrison’s a Broadway baby, having appeared as Link in “Hairspray” and in the Lincoln Center’s revival of “South Pacific.”
Morrison’s Mercury debut will come out this fall.