A `Scoundrel' likens actors to con artists

November 27, 2006|By J. Wynn Rousuck | J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic

On Broadway, he's been the vampire count in Dracula, The Musical; Scar, the venomous lion in The Lion King; and Dr. Frank N. Furter, a Transylvanian transsexual in The Rocky Horror Show.

But in the touring production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - which opens a one-week run at the Hippodrome tomorrow - you won't see actor Tom Hewitt decked out in a cape or an animal mask or seven-inch high heels. Instead, as consummate Scoundrels' con artist Lawrence Jameson, Hewitt gets to wear a suit.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Nov. 28-Dec. 3 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. $29-$74. 410-547-SEAT or BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com

TOM HEWITT

Born

in 1958 in Victor, Mont.

Training:

Professional Theatre Training Program, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1978-1981)

Career highlights:

off-Broadway: Beau Jest (1991); Broadway: The Lion King (1998), The Rocky Horror Show (2000, Tony Award nominee); Dracula, The Musical (2004); national tours: Urinetown (2003), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2006); regional theater: approximately 20 shows at Arena Stage, Washington (1981-1992), Uncle Vanya (1997); Center Stage, Private Lives (1996); Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, Antony and Cleopatra (1996); international: Suzuki Company of Toga, Japan (1981-1992)

Home:

Manhattan and Putnam County, N.Y.

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