Euan Morton

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Euan Douglas George Morton (born as Iain Middleton on 13 August 1977, Falkirk, Scotland) is an actor and singer. He is known for his role as Boy George in the musical Taboo, receiving nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award for his performance.

Biography[edit]

Morton began acting in his local children's theatre. After graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, Morton worked for Profit Share Theatre and for film and television in the UK.

Stage career[edit]

Morton appeared in The Silent Treatment at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 2001. Immediately following, he played the role of Boy George in the West End musical Taboo in 2002,[1] and also played the role on Boadway in 2003.[2]

He received a Whatsonstage and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for the role of Boy George in the UK and also earned Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut) in the US. He played the role of Ligniere in the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" from 12 October 2007[3] to 6 January 2008 on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Morton performed in the musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim, conceived and directed by James Lapine in 2010, which premiered on Broadway at Studio 54 and was presented by the Roundabout Theatre.[4]

Off-Broadway, he appeared in the title role of Tony Kushner's adaptation of Brundibar at The New Victory Theater in 2006.[5] He won the 2006 Obie Award for his appearance in Measure For Pleasure at The Public Theater. He played the title role in the musical Caligula: An Ancient Glam Epic at the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004. In 2007, he appeared, along with Alfred Molina, in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new off-Broadway play "Howard Katz" by Patrick Marber.[citation needed]

In regional theatre, he played the title role in The Who's Tommy at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York in 2006.[6] In 2010 he played Anatoly Sergievsky in the Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia) production of Chess.[7] In 2011, he played the role of Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Morton won a Helen Hayes Award for his performance as Leo Frank in the musical "Parade" at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. in September to October 2011.[8] He also did voice work in the 2009 animated movie My Dog Tulip, and voices the male Sith Inquisitor in the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, created by BioWare and LucasArts.[citation needed]

Voice Work[edit]

Morton has performed numerous audio books, including among others, Fool (2009), Sacré Bleu (2012), and The Serpent of Venice (2014), all written by Christopher Moore. He also did voice work in the 2009 animated movie My Dog Tulip, and voices the male Sith Inquisitor in the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, created by BioWare and LucasArts.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

In March 2006, he released his debut solo CD, NewClear, for which he toured in the U.S. In May 2011, he released his second solo studio album, Caledonia.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Euan has been married to producer Lee Armitage, daughter of Richard L. Armitage, since 2004. They have a son. They maintain homes in New York City and Arlington, Virginia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodges, Amanda."Reviews, 'Taboo'" londontheatre.co.uk, 25 September 2002
  2. ^ Brantley, Ben."Theater Review; Flagrantly Stylish, Outrageously Sexy" The New York Times, November 14, 2003
  3. ^ Brantley, Ben."Theater Review: 'Cyrano De Bergerac'", The New York Times, 2 November 2007
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Sondheim on Sondheim, a New Musical Reflection of a Life in Art, Begins on Broadway", playbill.com, 19 March 2010; accessed 22 March 2014.
  5. ^ Isherwood, Charles."Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak Adapt 'Brundibar,' a Czech Children's Opera" The New York Times, 9 May 2006; accessed 22 March 2014.
  6. ^ Simonson, Robert."Bay Street Theatre The Who's Tommy, With Euan Morton", playbill.com, 13 June 2006; accessed 22 March 2014.
  7. ^ Ponick, Terry. "'Chess' sizzles at Arlington's Signature" Washington Times, 2 September 2010.
  8. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Euan Morton Will Play Leo Frank in 'Parade' for Ford's Theatre in DC; Season Announced" playbill.com, 16 March 2011; accessed 22 March 2014.

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