Singer Gary Morris

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 8, 2002

Singer Gary Morris is such a versatile entertainer. Is he still performing?
—Cheryl R., Kentucky

The multi-talented singer still hits the road to perform, but he also spends time in the producer's chair, working with his son, Matthew. Morris, 54, has three other sons, Sam, Hunter, and Garon. When not performing, Morris can be found at his fly-fishing lodge in southern Colorado. Music has always been a part of Morris' life. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, into a musical family, he used to sing with his twin sister, Carey, and appeared on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour while in high school. A Nashville, Tenn., music producer heard him perform at President Jimmy Carter's inauguration and started him on a country music career. It didn't take long for Morris to get a record deal, rack up some hit records, and win a few industry awards. He showed another side of his talent on Broadway, starring with Linda Ronstadt in La Boheme and becoming the first American to take the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Morris has guest-starred on a few series, including CBS's Designing Women and Mike Hammer. His concert at the Tretyakov Gallery in Russia was made into a PBS special.