'Glee' Cast Has Big Plans for Summer Vacation; Matthew Morrison to Record Solo LP
The "Glee" cast may have a summer break from shooting and touring, but that doesn't mean they're taking it easy.
Matthew Morrison, who stars as earnest, upbeat glee club coach Will Schuester on the hit Fox series, planned to spend part of June in London working on his first solo CD.
"I'm writing all the music for it. It's me and a big orchestra behind me," Morrison said of the work in progress. He described his style on the album as a "dance heavy" cross between Michael Buble and Justin Timberlake.
"Glee" wraps the season with Tuesday's finale (9 p.m. EDT), in which Schuester's New Directions club faces off against heavyweight rival Vocal Adrenaline at the long-awaited regional competition. Olivia Newton-John, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff guest star.
Morrison isn't the only one with big plans for his summer vacation. With the tour over and the show on hiatus for the next couple months, several other members of "Glee's" cast and crew have lined up summer projects.
Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison will perform on the Tony Awards on June 13, which will be aired on CBS. At the taping of the "Glee" finale, Mark Salling said he's lining up tour dates for his solo work as a singer-songwriter. Cory Monteith is filming the comedy "Monte Carlo" in Hungary alongside Selena Gomez, daughter-of-David Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester.
Creator Ryan Murphy will be doing promotional duties for the film "Eat, Pray, Love" which he directed. It stars Julia Roberts and opens August 13.
(Billboard Staff contributed to this report)