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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Star-Spangled Singer

Tulane alumnus Bryan Batt, television and Broadway actor, sang “The Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday (Sept. 13) in the Louisiana Superdome for the season-opening football game of the New Orleans Saints.

A 1985 Tulane graduate and a native New Orleanian, Batt recently received rave reviews for his portrayal of Salvatore Romano in AMC’s critically acclaimed dramatic television series “Mad Men.” The runaway hit has been awarded with six Emmys, three Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Peabody award, and is nominated for a record 16 Emmys this year.

As a Broadway veteran he had leading and principal roles in the 2005 revival of La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Suessical the Musical, Sunset Boulevard, Saturday Night Fever, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express and Cats.

Batt also is co-owner of Hazelnut, a gift and home accessories shop at 5515 Magazine St. in New Orleans.

Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA  70118, (504) 865-5225, liberalarts@tulane.edu