Euan Morton

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Euan Morton
Born Iain Middleton
(1977-08-13) 13 August 1977 (age 41)
Bo'ness, Scotland
Education Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Singer, actor
Spouse(s) Lee Armitage
Children 1 Iain Armitage

Euan Douglas George Morton (born Iain Middleton; 13 August 1977) is a Scottish 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.

Early life[edit]

Morton was born in Bo'ness, Scotland. He 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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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 Broadway in 2003.[2]

He received a Whatsonstage and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for the role of Boy George in the UK and 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.[6] He played the title role in the musical Caligula: An Ancient Glam Epic at the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival in September 2004.[7] He appeared, along with Alfred Molina, in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of Howard Katz by Patrick Marber, which ran Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theater from 1 March 2007 to 6 May 2007.[8] He appeared in the musical Atomic which ran at the Acorn Theatre from 13 July 2014 to 16 August 2014, in the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer.[9]

In regional theatre, he played the title role in The Who's Tommy at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York in the year 2006. [10] In 2010 he played Anatoly Sergievsky in the Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia) production of Chess.[11] In 2011, he played the role of Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare Theatre Company. He appeared in the play Heart of Robin Hood, written by David Farr, which had engagements in Winnipeg and Toronto in December 2014 through March 2015, in the role of Prince John.[12]

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.[13]

Morton assayed the role of Sherlock Holmes in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California in 2015.[14]

Morton is also credited with performing as Renfield in the 2011 Studio Recording of Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, the Musical, singing "Master's Song" and "Master's Song (Reprise)".

As of 29 November 2016, he has assumed the role of Hedwig in Hedwig and The Angry Inch national tour.[15] On 2 July 2017, Morton finished his last show of the Hedwig tour.

On 12 July 2017, Euan's son Iain Armitage announced via Facebook video on his Facebook page Iain Armitage: Iain Loves Theater that his father would be taking over the role of King George in Hamilton on Broadway sometime in the coming future. Morton arrived in Hamilton July 28th, 2017

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, in addition to the Kilo Five trilogy by Karen Traviss and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (2015). 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 US in May 2011, he released his second solo studio album Caledonia – The Homecoming.

Personal life[edit]

He has been married to producer Lee Armitage, daughter of political figure Richard L. Armitage, since 2004. Their son Iain got his start as an internet theatre critic. He discussed Broadway shows on television talk shows and conducted Red Carpet interviews for SiriusXM radio before the 2015 Tony Awards.[16] Iain is currently playing the title character in the television show Young Sheldon. Morton and his family maintain homes in Manhattan and Arlington, Virginia.

He doesn't identify with any particular label on his sexuality, saying "I wouldn't label myself any sexuality and I would prefer if you didn't. If I call myself straight then it turns into me being straight, or gay makes me gay, or transgender then transgender." [17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Captain Jack 1st Reporter
2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Himself
2009 My Dog Tulip Bicyclist / Rude Veterinarian Voice role
2015 The Night Before Coat Check Patron

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 London's Burning Davie 2 episodes
2000 Taggart Bobby Episode: "Wavelength"
2000 The Knock Colin Hunter 1 episode
2000 The Bill Fraser 2 episodes
2000–01 Something in the Air Swampy 2 episodes
2008 Great Performances Lingniere Episode: "Cyrano de Bergerac"
2012 Outside the Box Travis Bickle Episode: "Taxi Driver"
2016 The Good Wife Ivr Bircher Episode: "Verdict"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Sith Inquisitor Male / Additional Voices
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic Sith Inquisitor Male Expansion: "Rise of the Hutt Cartel"
2014 Star Wars: The Old Republic Sith Inquisitor Male Expansion: "Shadow of Revan"
2015 Star Wars: The Old Republic Sith Inquisitor Male Expansion: "Knights of the Fallen Empire"

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, 14 November 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" Archived 1 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, 19 March 2010. Retrieved 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. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  6. ^ "'Measure for Pleasure' Listing"[permanent dead link] lortel.org. Retrieved 23 September 2015
  7. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Euan Morton Stars in 'Caligula', Ancient Rome's Answer to Taboo, in NY Musical Festival Sept. 14–28" Playbill, 8 September 2004
  8. ^ Hernandez, Ernio. "Alfred Molina Is Agent to the Stars in Marber's 'Howard Katz' Off-Broadway" Playbill, 1 March 2007
  9. ^ "'Atomic' Listing" Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. lortel.org. Retrieved 23 September 2015
  10. ^ Simonson, Robert. "Bay Street Theatre The Who's Tommy, With Euan Morton" Archived 20 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Playbill, 13 June 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  11. ^ Ponick, Terry. "'Chess' sizzles at Arlington's Signature"[permanent dead link] The Washington Times, 2 September 2010.
  12. ^ Blank, Matthew. "PHOTO CALL: A First Look at the Broadway-Aimed 'Heart of Robin Hood', Starring Gabriel Ebert and Euan Morton" Playbill, 20 January 2015
  13. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Euan Morton Will Play Leo Frank in 'Parade' for Ford's Theatre in DC; Season Announced" Archived 3 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 16 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  14. ^ Verini, Bob (August 3, 2015). "Regional Theater Review: 'Baskerville,' Ken Ludwig's Sherlock Tale". Variety. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
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  16. ^ Treanor, Lorraine. "Six year old theatre critic Iain Armitage goes viral on YouTube" dctheatrescene.com, 22 August 2014
  17. ^ [http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/NUNN-ON-ONE-THEATER-Euan-Morton-takes-the-lead-in-Hedwig/58366.html%7C NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Euan Morton takes the lead in 'Hedwig' ]

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