Three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton, who can currently be seen on Broadway opposite Kevin Kline in the revival of Present Laughter, will join the faculty of Los Angeles’ USC School of Dramatic Arts as a professor and master artist beginning in fall 2017.
The Scandal star will teach and direct students from undergraduate through graduate levels. She will also incorporate her professional career into learning opportunities for the students of the School of Dramatic Arts.
“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 towards new horizons,” said Burton in a statement. “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.”
Burton has been nominated for Tony Awards for her work in Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, and The Constant Wife. She has a BA in Russian studies and European history from Brown University and an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.
Check out photos from the opening of Present Laughter below:
Present Laughter Starring Kevin Kline, Cobie Smulders, and Kate Burton Opening Night
“Kate Burton is a brilliant actress, director and theatrical instructor, and 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,” added David Bridel, dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. “We are all tremendously excited to welcome a colleague whose extensive connections will help expand professional development opportunities for our students throughout the global entertainment industry.”