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Actor-singer Tom Hewitt has steadily amassed an impressive resume since his early career with the Virginia City Players in his native Montana. He also spent time as a member of the prestigious Acting Company, touring the USA. In 1991, Hewitt enjoyed a success in the Off-Broadway production of "Beau Jest", playing a bogus doctor. The following year, he made his TV debut in the cast of Julie Taymor's "Fool's Fire" (PBS). Hewitt earned critical notice and a cult following as the HIV-positive man who becomes the object of affection of the title character in Paul Rudnick's hit Off-Broadway play "Jeffrey", directed by Christopher Ashley. He left that success to make his Broadway debut succeeding John Vickery in Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig" in 1993 and later won attention for his turn in the National Actors Theater's production of "The School for Scandal" (1995).
Hewitt displayed his prodigious musical gifts as Rochester in a 1997 musical version of "Jane Eyre" at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse and rounded out the year in the Guthrie Theatre production of David Hare's play "Racing Demon". He returned to Broadway as Victor Garber's understudy in the award-winning "Art" in 1998 before again replacing John Vickery, this time as the villainous Scar in the stage version of "The Lion King". Following a small role in an episode of the Manhattan-shot NBC drama "Third Watch" in 2000, Hewitt undertook what promised to be his breakthrough, the role of the transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter in the Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" under the direction of Christopher Ashley.
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