THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE
(Sherman Reese) is a multi-talented performer whose acting and
musical talents have been showcased on stage, screen and television.
A veteran of Broadway, Morton made his stage debut at 21 starring
in Tom O'Horgan's historical Broadway musical, "Hair."
He later earned a Tony Award nomination and a Theater World Award
for his work in "Raisin," the musical adaptation of
"A Raisin in the Sun." Morton's impressive theater resume
also includes: the Broadway musicals "Oh, Brother" and
"Honky Tonk Nights," "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
and "King John" at the New York Shakespeare Festival,
as well as productions of "Cheapside," "Electra,"
"A Winter's Tale," "Oedipus Rex," "Julius
Caesar," "The Tempest" and "The Legend of
Oedipus," a five-hour opus directed by Nikos Psachoropoulas
and written by Kenneth Cavander.
On the screen, Morton became the third Blues Brother when he co-starred
with Dan Ackroyd and John Goodman in Blues Brothers 2000.
He also co-starred in the mega-hit Speed with Keanu Reeves
and Sandra Bullock, the action-thriller Executive Decision
with Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal and with Arnold Schwarzenegger
in Terminator 2.
His performance in Gary Sinise's film version of Of Mice and
Men as Crooks, the embittered and isolated ranch hand, was
singled out in many reviews for critical acclaim. Morton has also
been lauded in three John Sayles' films: Brother from Another
Planet, City of Hope and Lone Star.
He was featured opposite Gregory Hines in the dancing musical
Tap and includes among his other feature film credits And
Justice for All, Crossroads, Zelly and Me, Trouble in Mind,
The Inkwell and The Walking Dead.
On television, Morton starred with Alfrie Woodard in HBO's Golden
Globe nominated "Miss Evers' Boys"; in the critically
acclaimed ABC-TV series "Equal Justice" for which he
received a NAACP Image Award nomination; and in Robert DeNiro's
series "Tribeca" for which he received a second NAACP
Image Award nomination. Morton also made his directorial debut
with "Tribeca," helming the series' first episode entitled
Morton's other television series credits include "Under One
Roof" with James Earl Jones, "New York News," "A
Different World" and the PBS series "Watch Your Mouth."
His miniseries and movies-for-television credits include "The
Good Policeman," "The Challenger," "Howard
Beach: Making a Case for Murder," "Death Penalty"
and "The File on Jill Hatch" for PBS' American Playhouse
In the theater, Morton directed "The Heliotrope Bouquet by
Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin," a new play by Eric Overmyer
performed at Playwrights Horizons; "Harriett's Return,"
for the Genisus Program at the Crossroads Theater in New Jersey;
a new play at New York's Second Stage, "Crumbs from the Table
of Joy" by Lynn Nottage.
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