Amy Morton is set to rejoin the Broadway cast of August: Osage County. Morton earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of beleaguered wife and daughter Barbara Fordham on the Broadway stage. Her first performance is May 26, the same day that previously announced star Phylicia Rashad joins the cast as the malicious matron Violet Weston. August: Osage County continues its run at the Music Box Theatre.
Morton, who juggles acting and directing, has been a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1997. Her acting credits there include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest also on Broadway. Betrayal, Last of the Boys, The Well Appointed Room, Berlin Circle, The Royal Family, Homebody/Kabul, Three Days of Rain, The Unmentionables, The Cherry Orchard and The Time of your Life. Her directing credits include Our Country’s Good, The Weir, Glengarry Glen Ross, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Dublin Carol, Topdog/Underdog, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, The Pillowman, Love Lies Bleeding and The Dresser.
August: Osage County opened on Broadway on December 4, 2007, and won five Tony Awards, including Best Play, as well as the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. The show currently stars Estelle Parsons as Violet Weston, Elizabeth Ashley as Mattie Fae Aiken, with Anne Berkowitz, Guy Boyd, John Cullum, Johanna Day, Kimberly Guerrero, Brian Kerwin, Mariann Mayberry, Michael Milligan, Sally Murphy, Troy West and Frank Wood.