Celebrate the holiday season at McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) with country music and Broadway star Gary Morris on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.
“My Country, My Christmas” features Morris performing a collection of country standards including his signature “Wind Beneath My Wings.” The evening will be filled with traditional holiday music, both sacred and secular selections, in addition to a performance of the Grammy-winning song “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables.
Morris is a legendary Texas-born vocalist and song-writer probably best known for his original recording of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which won both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music Song of the Year Awards.
At the height of his Nashville recording career, Morris was cast opposite Linda Ronstadt in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Puccini’s opera La Boheme. Next, he accepted the heroic lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway. Morris has performed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, for Presidents at the White House and for the Queen of England. For five years, he hosted TNN’s top-rated show, “North American Sportsman.”
“We are honored to have Gary Morris in McKinney performing inside the historic Collin County Courthouse, now MPAC, in the center of the square. It is the perfect season to enjoy an intimate experience with such a talented musician. Guests will also have a chance to explore our one-of-a-kind historic district decked out in holiday décor,” said Ty Lake, Director of McKinney Main Street and McKinney Performing Arts Center.
General admission tickets for “My Country, My Christmas” are $35 each and available through the Emerson Ticket Office at MPAC Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. in person, by calling 214-544-4630 or at http://www.mckinneyperformingartscenter.org. Sponsors for this event include The Dallas Morning News, The Grand Hotel of McKinney, Emerson Process Management, Rick’s Chophouse and Patina Green Home and Market.