Eric Hutson (1946-48)

[Born Kent, England c.1924, died Holland, Pennsylvania 11 Apr 2005]

Eric C. Hutson appeared with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from November 1946 to May 1948, taking the roles of Second Yeoman in The Yeomen of the Guard and Antonio in The Gondoliers for portions of his tenure.

When the Company returned to England from its 1947-48 American tour, Hutson remained in the United States, appearing for a time as a featured singer at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. In 1951, he married and left the professional stage, though he remained active in community theatre. Hutson helped found the Forge Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in 1962.

He resumed full-time acting in the 1970s, and in 1986 was on Broadway as Lord Battersby in the musical comedy Me and My Girl. The show ran for over three years as the Marquis Theatre. Hutson took the same part with a touring company, appearing at the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, in 1993. Hutson's acting credits also included the play A Flea in Her Ear (Walnut Street Theatre, 1983), as well as movie and television work.

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