Scandal actress Kate Burton to join Dramatic Arts faculty

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first_imgFrom President to professor · Actress Kate Burton plays Vice President Sally Langston on ABC’s hit drama show Scandal. Photo from USC NewsKate Burton, a three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee, will join the faculty of the USC School of Dramatic Arts as a professor starting this fall.Burton earned a bachelor’s degree in Russian studies and European history from Brown University in 1979 and a master’s degree from Yale School of Drama in 1982. She is known for her work on both the stage and the screen. Burton made her Broadway debut in 1982 in a production of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. In 2002, she received Tony Award nominations in two separate categories: Best Actress in a Play, for her role in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, and Best Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayals of Pinhead and Mrs. Kendal in Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man. She is one of five actors to be nominated for Tony awards in two different categories in the same year. In 2006, she received another Tony nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play for her role in W. Somerset Maugham’s The Constant Wife. In the late 1980s and 1990s, Burton made several television appearances on shows such as Spenser: For Hire, All My Children and Brooklyn Bridge. More recently, she has made guest appearances on Law & Order, The Practice, The West Wing, Medium, Rescue Me and Grimm. In 1996, Burton was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her appearance on ABC Afterschool Special. Burton is most well-known for her performance as Ellis Grey on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, for which she received two nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in both 2006 and 2007. In 2014, Burton was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Vice President Sally Langston on the ABC show Scandal. Burton has directed the plays Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull for the Master’s of Fine Arts Acting Repertory at USC. She also taught at Fordham University and Brown University in the bachelor’s of fine arts and MFA programs, respectively. She has also directed two evenings of Shakespeare and Tchaikovsky. She is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Present Laughter with Kevin Kline. Under the leadership of School of Dramatic Arts Dean David Bridel, the school seeks to expand its professional influence and outreach and adopt a contemporary approach to performance training. As a faculty member at SDA, Burton will teach and direct undergraduate and graduate students. “[The] breadth and depth of her professional experience will be of great benefit to our students as we prepare them to enter today’s professional landscape,” Bridel told USC News. Burton is excited to start a new chapter in her career and to share her experiences and connections with the USC community. “I am greatly honored to be joining the faculty at USC and working with the wonderful Dean Bridel as he moves the School of Dramatic Arts toward new horizons,” Burton told USC News. “I have had some magnificent experiences working with the USC faculty and students over the last years and feel blessed to be asked to join them in a more profound way.”last_img read more


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first_imgSyracuse was already out to its quickest lead of the season and Liam Callahan kept pressing. With a Seattle defender tagged to his right shoulder, he created separation by breaking his stride in the box and stopping the ball.He stutter-stepped to reverse his direction and threaded the ball 25 feet across the box to Noah Rhynhart, who spun around a defender and netted Syracuse’s second goal in the opening 20 minutes.On the ensuing possession, Callahan sent a cross toward the box that was deflected off the head of Seattle’s Michael Roberts. Despite his immediate efforts to inject more life into SU’s offense, it was silenced for the next 50 minutes.“We actually then … almost took our foot off the accelerator after that second goal,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “It was a great start.”No. 6 seed Syracuse (15-5-3, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) held on though, and skirted past 11th-seeded Seattle (18-4-1, 9-1 Western Athletic) with a 3-1 win at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Elite Eight. The Orange will host Boston College on Saturday at 2 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter orchestrating the Orange’s early attack with assists on both first-half goals, Callahan emerged as the liaison from Syracuse’s defensive side of the field to get balls up to forwards Chris Nanco and Ben Polk.He switched gears throughout the game after pushing the offensive side of the ball early and led SU’s defense in consistently shooing away errant crosses and headers from the Redhawks.“Just a back and forth player,” Callahan said of how he views his role. “I’m one who can see both sides of the field, both defensively and offensively.“… I still have my defensive responsibilities.”With Seattle midfielder Sergio Rivas bearing down on Callahan trying to create a fast-break situation, the Syracuse midfielder deked out Rivas and dribbled through him. Right as Rivas tried one last jab at the ball, Callahan booted it ahead the left sideline and into the open field for the speedy Nanco to retrieve.The possession resulted in an Orange corner kick attempt, and encapsulated Seattle’s desperate offensive mentality that never materialized. The constant acceleration on offense didn’t lend itself to Seattle deftly nabbing balls away like Rivas tried to.The Redhawks sent most kicks too far forward, and crosses in dangerous areas often overshot their target. Callahan ensured the pattern remained status quo.“We had a hard time getting a rhythm,” Seattle head coach Pete Fewing said. “ … We never could quite get our head up, look forward, play balls because everywhere we went we had a Syracuse player on top of us.”Five minutes after his ball up to Nanco didn’t result in a shot on goal, he instead took the ball up the left sideline himself. Having already converted a corner kick to an assist on Syracuse’s first goal of the game, Callahan mimicked the situation as he dribbled freely deep into Redhawks’ territory.He shot an ambitious cross over the penalty box and past forward Ben Polk. Callahan threw his hands up in the air in frustration, but he kept Syracuse on the precipice of its third goal before Seattle had its first.The SU midfielder was supposed to be guarding the Redhawks right back, but Callahan said the lack of offensive opportunities didn’t allow any Seattle defenders to enter SU’s territory.“It was a little easier for me to stay up top and try and get those balls in,” Callahan said.As the final buzzer sounded to seal the Orange’s win, Callahan put his hands on his knees and stared into the ground. The accepted vocal leader of the team who delivers his pregame speeches with vigor silently stood away from SU’s immediate celebration.He contributed to the win as much as any of Syracuse’s three goal-scorers and knows much of the public praise will fall on them. That’s just how he likes it.“(I’m) just kind of a rock for the team,” Callahan said. “Just doing the dirty work and the hard work if it needs to be done.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more