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Matthew Morrison grew up watching Frank Sinatra, Elton John and Jerry Lewis perform at the MDA Telethon. And now the Glee star will have his chance to lend his voice to the cause.
“I remember as a kid watching Frank Sinatra sing ‘New York, New York’ with his orchestra behind him,” Morrison, 34, tells PEOPLE. “The telethon is virtually an encyclopedia of what’s great in American show business.”
The actor and singer says the opportunity to perform at the telethon is “humbling,” but also inspiring.
“I don’t consider it a challenge, but rather an honor. I’m just excited to be part of a great show for a great cause,” Morrison says of the telethon, which will air Sunday (9 p.m. ET) on ABC.
Morrison is just one of the many Hollywood stars slated to take part in the iconic event, including Ryan Seacrest, the Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Paula Abdul, Austin Mahone and country artists Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Lee Ann Womack.
But the truly grew thing about the telethon, Morrison says, is that it keeps the spotlight on the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s work.
“The real stars of the show are the MDA families, the kids, who are living with muscle diseases and facing challenges that many of us can barely imagine,” he says.
So what exactly will he be singing during the show? “I got my start on Broadway and I’m going to sing one of my favorites songs, from one of the greatest Broadway shows ever,” he says.
“That’s all I’m going to say, you’ll have to tune in to see it.”
The first three episodes of Glee’s fifth season will air in the UK within a week of US transmission.
The musical drama will return to Fox on September 26, airing three new episodes – the third of which will be a tribute to its late star Cory Monteith - before then going on an extended hiatus.
Sky has now confirmed that it will air these initial three instalments “within seven days” of the US airing.
There is no word yet on when Glee will resume on Fox or Sky1 following the Monteith tribute, or if Sky1 intends to continue the seven-day transmission pattern for future episodes.
The show’s fourth season aired in the UK four months after its initial airing, in order to “play out… an unbroken run” and avoid hiatuses imposed by the show’s US broadcast.
Source: Digital Spy.
ON CORY’S DEATH: “I guess the good thing about when something like this happens is you know, we are such a family we really came together. I remember when it happened I was up ’til 5am talking to every single cast member. We all just reached out to each other, it was a bonding time, but it was incredibly hard.”
The season premiere of Glee has been pushed back by one week.
Fox has announced that, in the wake of the death of Cory Monteith, the first episode of season five has been delayed to September 26, with production beginning in August rather than July as was originally planned.
Monteith, who starred in the show from the beginning as Finn Hudson, was found dead last weekend in a Vancouver hotel room from a mixed drug toxicity, having sought treatment for addiction earlier this year.
Several of Monteith’s co-stars have paid tribute to him this week, including Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Darren Criss.
Lea Michele, who was in a relationship with Monteith at the time of his death, released a statement requesting privacy as she grieves with the Monteith family.
Source: Digital Spy.