The Franklin Theatre
Fri, Aug 25 8:00 pm
Gary Morris is a prolific songwriter, and may be best known for his recording of “Wind Beneath My Wings”, which went to number one and won song of the year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). The song was later recorded by Bette Midler, who took the song to the top of the Pop charts. Morris has had 5 Number 1s and 16 Top 10 singles on the Country Music charts. In 1982, Billboard Magazine named the tall vocalist Male Artist of the Year and has had a successful acting career on Broadway and television. Morris starred on Broadway alongside Linda Ronstadt in “La Boheme”, and played Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” on Broadway. On television, Morris had recurring roles in “General Hospital,” “The Colbys” and “Designing Women.” Morris is a supporter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, which serves wounded military members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and is very active in its various programs throughout the year.