David Burt

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This article is about the actor. For the former librarian and activist, see David Burt (filtering advocate). For the Scottish zoologist, see David Raitt Robertson Burt.

David Burt (1953) is a British actor,[1] known primarily for his many and wide-ranging West End performances.

Burt recently starred as the flamboyant Count Fosco opposite Yvette Robinson in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White at the Palace Theatre and was featured as Captain Andy Hawks in Show Boat at the Royal Albert Hall.

Other London credits include Anatoly in Chess, Orin Scrivello DDS in Little Shop of Horrors, Captain Harkness in the world premiere musical adaptation of The Far Pavilions, Vic Christian in the Pet Shop Boys' musical Closer to Heaven, and Ernest Hemingway in the musical Beautiful and Damned. He also appeared in the Royal National Theatre production of Leonard Bernstein's musical Candide. He created the role of King John in Blondel, by Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver. David Burt can be heard on the 1985 original London cast recording of Les Misérables, as Enjolras, and the 1996 London cast recording of Jesus Christ Superstar.

As of August 2007, Burt is playing the role of nefarious prison officer Jim Fenner in Bad Girls: The Musical at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End. In April 2008 he will play Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott in a British tour of G. M. Calhoun's The Last South. He was the only member of the original Les Miserables cast not to appear at the 25th Anniversary concert claiming he would not be able to sing the part in the encore anymore.

He is the son of Pip Hinton, better known for her role in Crackerjack alongside Eamonn Andrews and later Leslie Crowther.

He graduated as a student of RADA and soon became a popular choice for Lloyd Webber when casting new musicals.

As of October 2011, he is playing the part of 'Zangler' in the West End version of 'Crazy for You' at the Novello theatre, London. Notable hijinks included handing a hard hat to an orchestra member during the bows, after accidentally sending a chair into the pit during Act 2.

In 2016, he starred in the world premiere of The Buskers Opera in London.[2]


  1. ^ Matthew Hemley (1 March 2010). "Burt and Rowe to star in The Fantasticks". The Stage. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Buskers Opera at the Park Theatre" The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-10-20.