Tom Hewitt (actor)

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Tom Hewitt
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
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Tom Hewitt (born c. 1957) is an American actor and Broadway stage performer, and a native of Victor, Montana. [1]


Early life and career

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee with the Professional Theatre Training Program's first class in 1981, Tom Hewitt worked with such regional powerhouses as Minneapolis's Guthrie Theatre, the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and the Berkshire Theatre Festival in New England before heading to New York and the commercial stage.

Later career

While in the first part of his career he appeared primarily in straight plays, such as Beau Jest and Jeffrey , [2] once in New York he became better known for his performances in musicals. On Broadway, Hewitt has appeared in The Lion King, Art , The School for Scandal , The Sisters Rosensweig , The Boys from Syracuse , Jesus Christ Superstar , Amazing Grace , and Hadestown . He was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Frank-N-Furter in the 2000 revival of The Rocky Horror Show .

Hewitt's Off-Broadway credits include acting in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of Othello. Tom Hewitt's first above-title credit came when he played the title role of Dracula in Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, The Musical on Broadway from August 19, 2004 – January 2, 2005. In 2006–2007, he headlined in the national touring Broadway production of the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels . He received a 2007 Touring Broadway Award.

In November 2009, he began his two-month run in Peter Pan as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling at the Mansion Theater in Branson, Missouri with Cathy Rigby in the lead role. He reprised this role in the national tour, which began performances August 2011. [3] [4] In February 2010, he was in the National Tour of Chicago . [5] In October 2013, he performed in New York City in a one-person show called Another Medea. [6]

For a limited time, starting in September 2021, Hewitt played Hades in the reopening of the Broadway production of Hadestown after the COVID-19 pandemic, serving as a temporary replacement for Patrick Page. After two stints in the Broadway revival of Chicago as Billy Flynn, Hewitt returned to Hadestown in June, 2022, again serving as a temporary replacement for Page. Following Page's retirement from the show in December, 2022, Hewitt was announced as his permanent replacement. Hewitt made his final performance on September 3, 2023. [7]

Theatre credits

1991 Othello Lodovico New York Shakespeare Festival Off-Broadway
1993-94 The Sisters Rosensweig Geoffrey Duncan Ethel Barrymore Theatre Broadway (replacement)
1995 The School for Scandal Charles Surface Lyceum Theatre Original Broadway Revival Cast
1999-2000 The Lion King Scar New Amsterdam Theatre Broadway (replacement)
2000-01 The Rocky Horror Show Dr. Frank-N-Furter Circle in the Square Theatre Original Broadway Revival Cast
2002 The Boys from Syracuse Antipholus of Ephesus American Airlines Theatre
2003-04 Urinetown Officer LockstockVariousNational Tour
2004-05 Dracula, the Musical Count Dracula Belasco Theatre Original Broadway Cast
2005 Doctor Dolittle Dr. John P. DolittleVariousNational Tour
2006-07 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Lawrence Jameson
2008 Peter Pan Mr. Darling
Captain Hook
Pittsburgh CLO Regional
2008-10 Chicago Billy Flynn Ambassador Theatre Broadway Revival (replacement)
2010 Titanic Thomas Andrews The Muny Regional
The Sound of Music Captain Georg von Trapp
2010-11 Chicago Billy Flynn Ambassador Theatre Broadway Revival (replacement)
2011 Kiss Me, Kate Fred Graham
The Muny Regional
2011-12 Peter Pan Mr. Darling
Captain Hook
VariousNational Tour
2012 Jesus Christ Superstar Pontius Pilate Neil Simon Theatre Original Broadway Revival Cast
Jekyll & Hyde Sir Danvers Carew -Concept recording
2013 Chicago Billy Flynn Wells Fargo Pavilion Regional
VariousNational Tour
2014 Monty Python's Spamalot King Arthur Pittsburgh CLO Regional
2015 Doctor Zhivago Viktor Komarovsky Broadway Theatre Original Broadway Cast
Amazing Grace Captain Newton Nederlander Theatre
2016 Finding Neverland Charles Frohman
Captain Hook
VariousNational Tour
Chicago Billy Flynn VariousNational Tour
2016-19 Ambassador Theatre Broadway Revival (replacement)
2019 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd Provincetown TheaterRegional
2019-20 Chicago Billy Flynn Ambassador Theatre Broadway Revival (replacement)
2021 Hadestown Hades Walter Kerr Theatre Broadway (replacement)
2021-22 Chicago Billy Flynn Ambassador Theatre Broadway Revival (replacement)
2022-23 Hadestown Hades Walter Kerr Theatre Broadway (replacement)
2023Another MedeaSolo PerformerProvincetown TheaterRegional

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