STAGE VIEWS: Jesus Christ Superstar's Tom Hewitt | Playbill

Special Features STAGE VIEWS: Jesus Christ Superstar's Tom Hewitt's series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we hear from singing actor Tom Hewitt, who is currently playing Pontius Pilate in the critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Tom Hewitt
Tom Hewitt Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

What show recently impressed you?
Silence! The Musical. It is sublimely ridiculous. Jenn Harris and the entire cast are hysterical. Plus you get to go to the 9th Space Theatre in the groovy Lower East Side.

What production are you most excited to see?
I'm looking forward to seeing Peter and the Starcatcher. I toured with Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan last year, so I'm interested in the back story. The whole concept sounds like my cup of tea. I'm also really looking forward to Matilda coming in.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
I just did a reading of The Real Inspector Hound at the Roundabout. I'd love to see that fully mounted. Maybe with Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth. Plus a production of Sweeney Todd should be running at all times, and I should be playing Sweeney.

What are your current/upcoming projects?
I'm currently playing Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Neil Simon. I'm also developing a project with a great young writer named Aaron Mark that has to do with the Medea myth.


In addition to his Tony-nominated turn in The Rocky Horror Show, Tom Hewitt's other Broadway credits include Chicago; Dracula, The Musical; The Boys from Syracuse; The Lion King; School for Scandal; and The Sisters Rosensweig. He also appeared in the national tours of Urinetown and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and has been seen Off-Broadway in Jeffrey, Beau Jest, Richard III and Othello. Read more about him in the Playbill Vault.

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