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Amy Morton

 
Bio:
Amy Morton is an actor, director and member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. As an actor, she has appeared in over 30 productions for the theatre, and has appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, (receiving Tony¬ģ and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress), as well as One Flew Over ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Amy Morton is an actor, director and member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. As an actor, she has appeared in over 30 productions for the theatre, and has appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, (receiving Tony¬ģ and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress), as well as One Flew Over ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Production, 2012
Martha
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Barbara Fordham
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Nurse Ratched

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

Photos

Steppenwolf ensemble member Amy Morton talks with Gwendolyn Perry Davis 
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Steppenwolf ensemble member Amy Morton talks with Gwendolyn Perry Davis

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Date:
12/13/2018
Steppenwolf ensemble members Amy Morton and Yasen Peyankov 
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Steppenwolf ensemble members Amy Morton and Yasen Peyankov

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Date:
12/13/2018
Amy  Morton,  Rainn  Wilson,   Eric  Lefkofsky,  Liz  Lefkofsky, Ora  Jones, Audrey   Photo

Amy Morton, Rainn Wilson, Eric Lefkofsky, Liz Lefkofsky, Ora Jones, Audrey Francis

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Date:
05/15/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Production, 2012
Martha

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Barbara Fordham

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Nurse Ratched

Productions

Director

Amy Morton Biography

Amy Morton is an actor, director and member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. As an actor, she has appeared in over 30 productions for the theatre, and has appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, (receiving Tony¬ģ and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress), as well as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Film credits include: Up in the Air, The Dilemma, Rookie of the Year, 8MM, Falling Down, and the soon to be released independent feature film, Bluebird for Killer Films. She appears throughout Season 2 of the Starz series, Boss. Directing credits at Steppenwolf include, Penelope, Clybourne Park, American Buffalo (also at McCarter Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross (also at the Dublin and Toronto Theatre Festivals), The Pillowman, Dublin Carol (also at Trinity Rep Theatre), Topdog/Underdog (also at The Alley Theatre) and many others. Other directing credits: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Alliance Theatre and Awake and Sing! at Northlight Theatre. Prior to joining Steppenwolf, Amy was a member of The Remains Theatre Ensemble for 15 years.

Amy Morton Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Director
Amy Morton, Guards at the Taj
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Amy Morton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Amy Morton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Amy MortonEdward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Amy Morton, August: Osage County
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, Osage County

Amy Morton News

Listen: Mona Monsour Talks THE VAGRANT TRILOGY and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Mona Monsour Talks THE VAGRANT TRILOGY and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 13, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Mona Monsour! Mona Monsour's THE VAGRANT TRILOGY made its New York City debut in April 2022 at the Public Theater, directed by Mark Wing-Davey.

Review Roundup: Zachary Quinto, Calista Flockhart, Graham Phillips & Aimee Carrero in Photo Review Roundup: Zachary Quinto, Calista Flockhart, Graham Phillips & Aimee Carrero in Geffen Playhouse's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Review Roundups - May 4, 2022

See what the critics had to say about Geffen Playhouse's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Gordon Greenberg (Guys and Dolls, Irving Berlin's Holiday).

Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More Photo Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†has announced the¬†2022/23 Season¬†today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company‚Äôs¬†first full season in its expanded home‚ÄĒwelcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf‚Äôs bold, visceral and muscular work.

THE VAGRANT TRILOGY Extends at The Public Theater Photo THE VAGRANT TRILOGY Extends at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

The Public Theater will begin performances for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY on Friday, April 8 with a Joseph Papp Free Performance, after the cancellation of the 2020 production just five days before the first performance and a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Chicago Theater Critic Richard Christiansen Passes Away at 90 Photo Chicago Theater Critic Richard Christiansen Passes Away at 90
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

The influential Chicago theater critic Richard Christiansen has passed away at 90. 

Trap Door Theatre Presents THE MARTYRDOM OF PETER OHEY Photo Trap Door Theatre Presents THE MARTYRDOM OF PETER OHEY
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

Director Nicole Wiesner brings her signature Trap Door style to adapt and direct this obscure MroŇľek farce. One of Poland's most celebrated playwrights, SŇāawomir MroŇľek wrote this absurdist piece as a subtle critique of the political system of the time.

Northlight Theatre's Next Act Campaign Moves Forward with The Purchase of A Property  Photo Northlight Theatre's Next Act Campaign Moves Forward with The Purchase of A Property for Its New Home
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021

Northlight Theatre has announced that it has reached a significant milestone in its years-long pursuit of building a theatre center in Evanston with the purchase of property located at 1012-16 Church Street in downtown Evanston.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Live 2021/22 Season Featuring Works by Tracy Le Photo Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Live 2021/22 Season Featuring Works by Tracy Letts, Tina Landau & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†unveiled its path to welcoming audiences back to the theater‚ÄĒand not the same one they left but a stunning new 50,000 sq. ft. theater building and education center on Halsted Street.

Tickets Are on Sale Now for Trap Door Theatre's DECOMPOSED THEATRE Photo Tickets Are on Sale Now for Trap Door Theatre's DECOMPOSED THEATRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2020

This winter, Trap Door Theatre will collaborate with eight directors to create a series of episodes adapted from Matei Visniec's Decomposed Theatre Or The Human Trashcan. From Dec. 3, 2020, to Feb.4, 2021, a unique adaptation from Visniec's 'dialogic spectacle of monologues' will be performed live on Zoom between the resident Chicago ensemble and an international group of guest performers and directors.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 7-8- with Jessie Mueller, Armie Hammer and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 7-8- with Jessie Mueller, Armie Hammer and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 7, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.

Amy Morton Videos

Video: Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today On New Campus Expansion VideoVideo: Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today On New Campus Expansion
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theatre, proudly breaks ground today on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted Street in Chicago's Lincoln Park. The company unveiled plans for its new state-of-the-art theater building, which will embody the distinct vision of Steppenwolf as a Chicago theatre that is home to America's ensemble.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Weigh Station' Episode of NBC's CHICAGO PD
by - Oct 3, 2014

On the next episode of NBC's CHICAGO PD titled "The Weigh Station", the bounty on Halstead's (Jesse Lee Soffer) head becomes a serious reality as an innocent bartender takes a bullet meant for him

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WEST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf TheatreCompany. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabriel Ruiz. The Way West opens April 13 and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Check out a first look at highlights below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Now is Always Temporary' on NBC's CHICAGO P.D.
by - Jan 23, 2014

On the next episode of NBC's CHICAGO P.D.,titled "Now is Always Temporary", more is learned about Halstead's (Jesse Lee Soffer) dislike of the Rodiger family

VIDEO: First Look - Teaser Trailer for Showtime's HOMELAND Season 3
by - Jul 29, 2013

Showtime's HOMELAND returns for a new season on September 29th. Below, check out a just released teaser trailer for the award winning drama!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- Pam MacKinnon Thrilled to Share the Tony Love with VIRGNIA WOOLF Cast
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Pam MacKinnon, a nominee for Best Direction of a Play for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Check out what she had to say below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2012

Preview performances of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? began Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). Opening night is set for Saturday, October 13, 2012, exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Pam MacKinnon & WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Cast Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2012

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? began rehearsals on September 4, 2012, in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where this production originally began in December 2010. Previews will begin on September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) on Broadway with an official opening on Saturday, October 13, 2012, exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962. The cast and creative team just met the press, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with them about the big revival. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Steppenwolf's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Performance Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 season with Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Pam MacKinnon. The production features ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton with Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks. Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? plays December 2, 2010 -13, 2011 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. The press performances are Saturday, December 11 at 3 pm and Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. Click below for performance highlights.

BWW Video Show Preview: August: Osage County
by Craig Brockman - Feb 26, 2008

Catch this latest video show preview featuring August: Osage County now playing!


Amy Morton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Amy Morton been in?
Amy Morton has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Amy Morton been in?
Amy Morton has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Amy Morton been nominated for?
Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Guards at the Taj , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for August: Osage County and Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Osage County .