ARTICLE: Meet the Cast of Olney Theatre Center's Sweeney Todd: Part One: David Benoit (Sweeney Todd)
DC METRO THEATER ARTS• FEBRUARY 1, 2017• BY JOEL MARKOWITZ
I was so thrilled when Olney Theatre Center announced that David Benoit and E. Faye Butler were cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in their new production of the iconic pie-filled Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In Part One of a series of interviews with the cast meet the man with the very sharp razors: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – David Benoit.
CULTURESPOT MC • FEBRUARY 10, 2017• BY CHRIS SLATTERY
David Benoit has a dream. As a highly-regarded character actor, he can be found on Broadway and off, or crisscrossing the country on regional and national tours. "Jekyll and Hyde," "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables," "Avenue Q" - his resume is lengthy. And when Olney Artistic Director Jason Loewith offered him the opportunity to play the eponymous lead in Olney's production of "Sweeney Todd," Benoit took a leave of absence from "The Phantom of the Opera" and joined the cast.
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