Will Schuester Biography
When new football coach Shannon Beiste is hired, she's awarded a chunk of both the glee club and the Cheerios' budgets, so Will joins Sue to fight against their common enemy. But Will soon realizes that Coach Beiste is a fellow outcast and a decent person who deserves to be embraced by everyone.
Will fears that's he's lost Emma to her new boyfriend, Dr. Carl Howell, who seems to have helped squelched some of Emma's OCD behavior. After Carl confronts Will, he promises to stop interfering with their relationship. While Will and New Directions are winning sectionals, Emma and Carl elope in Vegas, leaving Will brokenhearted.
As substitute teacher Holly Holiday teaches sex-ed to the kids, she and Will strike up a romantic relationship. But when he finds out that Carl has left Emma, he goes to comfort her. Holly overhears their conversation and realizes that Will still has feelings for Emma. Holly tells him she's taken another job and is leaving town for good.
April Rhodes returns to McKinley High to persuade Will to quit his job and appear with her on Broadway in her new show, Crossrhodes: The April Rhodes Story. Emma encourages Will to follow his dreams, and she helps him pack up his apartment. He plans to remain in New York when the glee club travels there to compete in nationals. But after the kids find out about his plan, he has a change of heart and stays with them after they place 12th in nationals.
Matthew Morrison Biography
A star of stage and screen, Matthew Morrison has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
Morrison currently stars in GLEE, Fox's hit musical comedy series from Ryan Murphy. In the show, Morrison stars as Will Schuester, an optimistic high school teacher who tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Morrison recently released his debut solo album with Mercury Records and this past summer he went on tour with New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys.
Morrison studied musical theater, vocal performance and dance at New York University's renowned Tisch School of the Arts. His big Broadway break came when he was cast as heartthrob Link Larkin in the hit Hairspray. Morrison was later nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Light in the Piazza, and received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for 10 Million Miles. He also starred in the Tony Winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.
A California native, Morrison divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.