Gary Morris is known world-wide for his vocal mastery, able to hold audiences mesmerized and overwhelmed by the pure beauty and inspiration of his voice.
His recording career resulted in twelve albums which spawned five #1 and 16 Top 10 singles, including “Why Lady Why,” “The Love She Found in Me,” “Baby Bye Bye.” Morris’ original rendition of the classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” won both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music “Song of the Year” award. Morris was also named Billboard’s “Male Artist of the Year” early in his career.
At the height of his Nashville recording career, the Texas-bred tenor was tapped to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in Broadway’s epic hit Les Misérables, to critical acclaim. This role led to a Drama Desk Award nomination. His famous rendition of “Bring Him Home” on the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning international cast album resulted in a Command Performance by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Additional Broadway roles include Rodolfo in the production of Puccini’s opera La Bohéme.
“What pure bliss it was to watch country and Broadway superstar Gary Morris. ..just a man with a glorious voice, a couple of guitars and an utterly entranced audience. In better voice than ever, Morris’ warmth and gift for storytelling (both spoken and sung) tore down the imaginary wall between audience and performer. I don’t care how many versions of “Wind” you’ve heard, you haven’t really experienced its power till you’ve heard Morris sing it. Same goes for the Les Mis ballad. And he proved that not only does he not need the neon or the high-tech production, Morris is one singer who doesn’t even need a guitar.” ~ Joy Tipping, Dallas Morning News