“It is thrilling to welcome more than a dozen field-leading professionals to our community,” said Dean James Bundy.
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This chair honors the late Lloyd Richards, who was Dean of the School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre from 1979-91.
“I feel extremely fortunate to be able to lead a company so singularly committed to telling the stories of working people,” said Woodard.
The film’s cast includes Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand (’82), Brendan Gleeson, and Corey Hawkins.
Burnap originated the role of Toby Darling in The Inheritance on the West End, and continues on Broadway this season.
The Best at It tells the story of Rahul Kapoor who is taunted by the neighborhood bully and struggles with his crush on a football player.
Already a Resident Artist, the actor will assume additional duties including season planning, mentoring students, and managing playwright relationships.
The Emmy, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, is Shalhoub’s fourth, with the others coming for his title role in Monk.