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article imageSteve Burton talks upcoming events in New York, Emmy win, success Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 4, 2018 in Entertainment
Emmy-winning soap actor Steve Burton chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming shows in New York this May. Burton will be at Rockwells and Governor's Comedy Club with Emmy-nominated actor Bradford Anderson.
Burton stars as Jason Morgan on the popular daytime drama series General Hospital, which is televised on ABC.
On Wednesday, May 23, Burton will be performing at Rockwells in Pelham, New York, along with Bradford Anderson from General Hospital. It will be a night of music, improv and a question and answer session with their fans. "We love Rockwells. It is such a great venue," he said. "The staff is fantastic, so it is a great place. For us, Bradford and I started hitting the road, and we wanted to put on more than a question and answer session. Coming off of Port Chuck, we knew the value of entertainment, and we wanted people to have an experience, where they can keep coming back, and it will be different every time. We put together a 90 minute show that involves us singing two or three songs each, and some of it is improvisational due to our interactions with the audience, and we have a lot of fun. We know what this show means to people. We set the bar high for ourselves."
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On the following day, May 24, Burton and Anderson will be appearing at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown on Long Island. "After Rockwells, we go to Governor's on Long Island," he said. "New York and New Jersey have a huge fan-base for us, so we have been coming there for 20 years. I love it, and we love coming to the East Coast. It's our second home, for sure," he said.
When asked about what motivates him each day, Burton said, "I am just grateful to wake up every day and have all the opportunities that I have. I am grateful to be on the soap, where the fans want to see us. That is pretty awesome. I am also involved in my nutrition business, which has been helping people's lives. Bradford and I have a podcast now. We are doing 50 dates on the road this year. I am thankful every day for what I have, and I try to stay humble, and I keep moving forward."
In April of 2017, Burton won the "Outstanding Supporting Actor" Emmy award for his stellar portrayal of Dylan McAvoy on The Young and The Restless. "That was amazing. I had a great run on The Young and The Restless. The people and cast were great over there, and I had a wonderful story-line. I had lot of fun," he said.
On the key to longevity in acting and entertainment, Burton said, "Staying humble, and showing up on time and being as professional as possible, and never taking anything for granted. In our genre, it is all about getting great quality work in less time. That puts a strain on the crew and the actors, and now, more than ever, you need to be ready, and know your lines and deliver day after day. Staying focused is important. After 27 years in the business, I still have the same drive and commitment to be professional."
Burton talks Port Chuck
Aside from his acting endeavors, Burton is also a part of the band Port Chuck, along with such musicians and entertainers Bradford Anderson, Scott Reeves and Brandon Barash.
On the impact of technology on the music business, Burton said, "For us, with Port Chuck, it was cool, since we were on the tail-end of CDs. People were still buying CDs seven or eight years ago. Our demographic wasn't the first to jump to digital. Port Chuck was a lot of fun."
Burton noted the resurgence of vinyl and shared that his son listens to records. "Vinyl is like watching an old movie on film. You can't replace what the film captures, just like you can't replace what those guys put into all those albums. You can hear the life in there."
For his fans, he concluded, "I am overwhelmed by all of the support they have given us for so long. I can't say thank you enough. We are very gracious and we know that without them, we wouldn't be able to do what we do on daytime television."
Burton defined the word success as contentment in life. "I have always been a motivated and entrepreneurial person, and money is not the answer. Success is being happy. If you are happy, and making a good living, and paying your bills, that is all that matters," he said.
To learn more about Emmy-winning actor Steve Burton, follow him on Twitter.
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