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2013
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Amy Morton — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Amy Morton

Show:
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Role:
Martha, a bitter housewife who is frustrated with her crumbling marriage to an equally destructive college professor.

Bio Brief:
A veteran actor and director at Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Morton made a powerful impression on Broadway audiences with her roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestAugust: Osage County and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Viriginia Woolf?

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play

Tony History:
2008: Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, August: Osage County

Fun Fact:
Morton has collaborated with her Virginia Woolf co-star Tracy Letts 11 times at Steppenwolf, most notably as the star of his Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play August: Osage County.

Quotable Quote:
"It’s a bitch of a play. It’s incredibly hard to do, and it’s very daunting when you start chomping into this thing. Now [on Broadway] I feel great, having had the experience of doing it twice before. I think all of us feel more confident this time."  —Morton in an interview with Broadway.com, 10/12

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

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