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Christopher Hewett Biography ((?)-2001)
Full name, Christopher Michael Hewett; born April 5, in Worthing, England; son of Christopher Fitzsimon (a company director) and Eleanor Joyce (an actress; professional name, Rhoda Cleighton; maiden name, Watts) Hewett. Addresses: AGENT--Paul Wolfowitz, 59 E. 54th Street, New York, NY 10022.
- Birth Details
- April 5,
- Worthing, England
- Death Details
- August 3, 2001
- Los Angeles, California
- LONDON DEBUT--Khadja, The Merry Widow, His Majesty's Theatre, 1943.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Bystander and Zoltan Karpathy, My Fair Lady, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1956.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Prosecuting Counsel, The Rest Is Silence, Prince of Wales' Theatre, London, 1944.
- hotel manager, The Millionairess, Q Theatre, London, 1944.
- Norwood Beverly, On Monday Next, Comedy Theatre, London, 1948.
- Pinky Harris, Wish You Were Here, Casino Theatre, London, 1953.
- Archangel Raphael, Tobias and the Angel, Broadway Congregational Church,New York City, 1957.
- Mr. Collins, First Impressions, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Roberts, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Uncle Edward, Roar Like a Dove, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT,1960.
- Barnaby, Kean, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Tom Orbell, The Affair, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Sir, The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, then Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, both 1966.
- Father St. Albans, Hadrian VII, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Max Detweiler, Sound of Music, and Sir Edward Ramsey, The King and I, both City Center Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Kolinsky, Show Me Where the Good Times Are, Edison Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Max Detweiler, The Sound of Music, Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, NY,1970.
- Lord Porteous, The Circle, and Sir Anthony Absolute, The Rivals, both Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- O'Dwyer, Trelawney of the Wells, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City,1975.
- Malvolio, Music Is, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1976.
- Finian, Finian's Rainbow, Jones Beach Theatre, 1977.
- Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Queens Festival, Queens, NY, 1977.
- Wazir, Kismet, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1978.
- Sir Rodney Blessington, New Jerusalem, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Also appeared in Sweeter and Lower, Ambassadors' Theatre, London, 1944; Sweetest and Lowest, Ambassadors' Theatre, 1946; Slings and Arrows, Comedy Theatre, 1948; See You Later, Watergate Theatre, London, 1951; The New Moon, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1983; in Sweethearts in Concert; and with the Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1940-42.
- PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED After the Show, Watergate Theatre, London, 1950.
- See You Again, Watergate Theatre, 1952.
- assistant director, Cockles and Champagne, Saville Theatre, London, 1954.
- Almost Crazy, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Shoestring Revue, President Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- A to Z, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- The Boys from Syracuse, Theatre Four, New York City, then Drury Lane Theatre, London, both 1963.
- Glad Tidings, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, then Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA, both 1964.
- I Married an Angel, My Fair Lady, and Camelot, all Storrowton Music Fair,West Springfield, MA, 1964.
- Affairs of State and Gigi, both Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, then Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1965.
- Rattle of a Simple Man, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, then Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, both 1965.
- Bell, Book, and Candle, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1965.
- The Warm Peninsula, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, 1966.
- Where's Charley?, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Quality Street, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1966.
- (also co-producer) By Jupiter, Theatre Four, 1967.
- The 5.07, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, 1967.
- Peg, Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY, 1967.
- No Sex, Please, We're British, Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1973.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Fred Graham, Kiss Me Kate, U.K. cities, 1952.
- Roberts, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, U.S. cities, 1960.
- Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Peter Pan, U.S. cities, 1981.
Credits; ALL AS DIRECTOR
- Ziegfeld Follies, U.S. cities, 1956.
- Annie Get Your Gun, U.S. cities, 1965.
- The Marriage-Go-Round, U.S. cities, 1965.
- Lady in the Dark, U.S. cities, 1965.
- Beyond the Fringe and Camelot, both U.S. cities, 1966.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Mike, Pool of London, Universal, 1951.
- Inspector Talbot, The Lavender Hill Mob, Universal, 1951.
- Roger De Bris, The Producers, Embassy, 1968.
- acting coach, Ratboy, Warner Brothers, 1986.
- Also appeared in Man with a Million (also known as The Million Pound Note), United Artists, 1954.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Federov, Ivan the Terrible, CBS, 1976.
- Lawrence, Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983-84.
- title role, Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1985--.
- The Merry Widow, CBS, 1955.
- Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1955.
- Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1956.
- Ed Sullivan Show, CBS, 1959.
- Also Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS; The Defenders, CBS; Perry Mason, CBS; Dr. Kildare, NBC; Omnibus, CBS; Armstrong Circle Theatre.
- Anatole, Massarati and the Brain, 1982.
- Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, 1987.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Wellbeck Doom, Home at Eight, 1951-52.
- Hold Everything, 1950.
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