While I don't quite think anyone has ever wanted a Glee and Fraiser crossover, those who have wanted that kinda got their wish in the musical Finding Neverland. Matthew Morrison (known to TV fans as Mr. Schuester on Glee) and Kelsey Grammer (famous for playing Dr. Fraiser Crane on Cheers and Fraiser) star in the Broadway musical that opened this Spring. But for those who can't make it to New York City, Morrison and Grammer just slayed us all with their performance of "Stronger" from Finding Neverland at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.
After an introduction by Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, and Kiesza, the musical number began with Morrison as Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie and Grammer as James Hook on a very smoky stage that soon takes shape into a ship. Morrison belted the inspirational "Stronger" as Hook taunted Barrie, who sings as he finds the strength face off against his enemy — with a sharp sword, of course.
Finding Neverland is based on the 2004 movie that starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and told the story about Barrie and his relationship with the Davies family, who inspired him to write his classic play (which later became a musical as well). The movie was based on a play called The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee. So this is pretty much a musical about the making of a future musical based on a play. Quite meta-tastic. Unfortunately, the musical was snubbed at this year's Tonys.
While most people know Morrison is an accomplished Broadway actor, TV star Grammer is also a stage veteran as well. He attended Julliard and performed in MacBeth, Sunday in the Park With George, and Othello on Broadway in the 1980s before Cheers became a huge success. But I personally still think some of Grammer's most renowned singing comes from his work as Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons.
Check out some more Vines from Grammer and Morrison's performance below.