Amy Morton
Amy Morton
Tony-nominated actress Amy Morton will receive the Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts at the 2011 Pell Awards Gala, to be held at the Rhodes-On-The-Pawtuxet in Cranston, Rhode Island, on Saturday, June 11 at 6pm.

Now in their second decade, the Pell Awards were established to honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island and on the national level. Also being honored at the event are Trinity Repertory's founding artistic director Adrian Hall and internationally recognized glass artist Steven Weinberg.

Morton received a Tony nomination for her work in August: Osage County, with other Broadway credits including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. She will return to Broadway in fall 2012 in the critically acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which originated at Steppenwolf Theatre, where she is a company member.

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