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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® 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.

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Amy Morton STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Production, 2012
Martha

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Barbara Fordham

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Nurse Ratched

Amy Morton Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

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


Northlight Theatre Receives $3 Million Gift From The Finnegan Family

Northlight Theatre has announced a leadership gift from past President/Chairperson of the theatre’s Board of Trustees Paul Finnegan for its new theatre building at 1012-16 Church Street in downtown Evanston.
LEROY AND LUCY World Premiere, NOISES OFF & More Announced For Steppenwolf's 2024/2025 Season

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Directors Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis and Executive Director Brooke Flanagan, has announced its 2024/25 Season, featuring several Chicago and world premieres.
Chicago Theatres To Dim Lights; Hold Memorial in Honor of Late Frank Galati

Several major theatres across the Chicago-area will dim their marquees or lobby lights on the evening of Saturday, May 13, 2023 in tribute to late playwright, director, actor and educator Frank Galati, who passed away January 2, 2023 at the age of 79.
The Ensemble Company To Present Explosive WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

The Ensemble Company, now in their fifth year in residence at Penguin Point Productions located within the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2023 season with a production of Edward Albee's masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which celebrated 60 years in 2022.  Virginia Woolf is rescheduled from The Ensemble Company's 2022 season.
Conflict Photographer Pieces Together Her Past In UNSEEN At Mosaic Theater, Opening March 30

What happens to us when we look? What happens when we don't? Those questions underpin the DC premiere of Unseen, Mona Mansour's suspenseful new work about the trauma experienced—and documented by—American conflict photographer Mia.
BALD SISTERS Extended for Additional Week at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added week of performances for its world premiere of Vichet Chum’s Bald Sisters, now extended through January 21, 2023.
World Premiere of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS to be Presented at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 in November

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will present the world premiere production of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS, a new play by Julia May Jonas, directed by Annie Tippe, which will begin performances Saturday, November 19 and run for six weeks only through Saturday, December 31 at the Claire Tow Theater.  Opening night is Monday, December 5.
CLYBOURNE PARK Opens 2022-2023 Season At Buffalo Theatre Ensemble

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), opens its 2022-2023 three-play season with Bruce Norris’ Tony, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning “Clybourne Park,” directed by Kurt Naebig+ (Sept. 8 – Oct. 9). 
The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season—their fourth--with Edward Albee’s acclaimed masterwork, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening September 9th.
Listen: Mona Monsour Talks THE VAGRANT TRILOGY and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

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 Geffen Playhouse's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

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

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’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.
THE VAGRANT TRILOGY Extends at The Public Theater

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

The influential Chicago theater critic Richard Christiansen has passed away at 90. 
Trap Door Theatre Presents THE MARTYRDOM OF PETER OHEY

Director Nicole Wiesner brings her signature Trap Door style to adapt and direct this obscure Mrożek farce. One of Poland's most celebrated playwrights, Sławomir Mrożek 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 for Its New Home

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 Letts, Tina Landau & More

Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company unveiled its path to welcoming audiences back to the theater—and 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

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 More!

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.
Atlantic Theater Company Announces The Fall Reunion Reading Series

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its Fall Reunion Reading Series, a free virtual reading series of plays that had their World Premieres at Atlantic Theater Company. The series, which launches October 22nd, will include broadcasts of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, and Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph.

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?

Amy Morton has been nominated for the following awards: 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.

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