Euan Douglas George Morton (born on August 13, 1977 in 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.
1.1 Stage career,
2 Music career,
3 Private life,
5 External links,
Morton started 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.
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, and also played the role on Boadway in 2003. Morton 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 October 12, 2007 to January 6, 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.
Off-Broadway, he appeared in the title role of Tony Kushner's adaptation of Brundibar at The New Victory Theater in 2006. 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 in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new off-Broadway play "Howard Katz" by Patrick Marber along with Alfred Molina.
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. In 2010 he played the role of Anatoly Sergievsky in the Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia) production of Chess. He will star as Leo Frank in the musical "Parade" at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. in September to October 2011.
He also did voice work in the 2009 animated movie My Dog Tulip. In addition, he performs the voice work for the male Sith Inquisitor in the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, created by BioWare and LucasArts.
In March 2006, he released his debut solo CD, NewClear, for which he toured in the United States. In May, 2011, he released his second solo studio album, Caledonia.
Euan has been married to producer Lee Armitage since 2004. They have a son, Iain, born July, 2008. They maintain homes in New York City and Arlington, Va. He is the son-in-law of Richard L. Armitage