‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison excited for Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Morrison says he’s looking forward to trading in his role on “Glee” for a return to Broadway and letting fans “see me in a different light.”

Says Morrison: “Playing Will Schuester for six seasons has been amazing but, honestly, there comes a point where you’re struggling to find something new.”

Morrison, who played the choir director for six seasons on the TV series “Glee,” has previously starred on Broadway in “Hairspray,” ”South Pacific” and “The Light in the Piazza,” for which he was nominated for a 2005 Tony Award.

He was announced as the star of the Broadway production of “Finding Neverland,” a musical directed by Diane Paulus that explores the Peter Pan book’s back story. Previews begin in March.