Tom Levitt (played by Christian Borle) has been one of the most colorful presences on Broadway in the last decade. One half of the popular Houston-Levitt team, Levitt lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Tom is first seen in Pilot after returning to New York after he and Julia return after the West End opening of Heaven on Earth. He is very proud that he has a new assistant, and he and Julia have a mock fight over whether Ellis is gay. After catching him reading a Marilyn Monroe autobiography, they begin to talk about how she would make a great musical. he visits his friends at Heaven on Earth and runs into Dennis. He catches Ivy as she comes off stage and in her dressing room after she is turned down for an audition. He asks her to come and record a song for them. After Ellis records the song and it is posted online, Tom fires him. After the reviews for the song are great, Ellis confronts him and asks for Tom to take him back. He does and shares his ideas, playing the 'baseball' number. Tom and Julia are confronted by Eileen who wants to produce the musical. She also suggests that they have Derek direct it, much to Tom's disgust. When they begin to audition for the musical, he asks Ivy to audition, thinking that they should just give her the part.
In The Callbacks Tom continuously suggests that Ivy should be playing Marilyn, shooting down Karen, continuously. During the Callbacks, he shows favouritism to Ivy, telling her she'll be amazing. Afterwards, he tells the group that Ivy was sexy and astounding and would suit Marilyn. At Heaven on Earth, Tom finds Ivy and is extremely happy to tell her that she got the part.
Tom shows the music he has written to Mr. & Mrs. Smith. When the two discuss Michael Swift he asks Julia why she doesn't want Michael. She reveals that she had an affair and he promises to keep her secret. Dennis asks Tom to lunch, revealing that he asked him on a date, not away to get to stay in 'Heaven on Earth'. Dennis lets slip that Ivy is sleeping with Derek, this causes Tom to snap.
Like always, Tom Levitt is such a great character who has his flaws but his humor and positivity makes up for them. Except for when he’s written badly. Then he’s a douche and a bad director.
(Okay, true, but that's not what happens in season 2, lmao)
- "Bombshell" (Tony Award for Best Musical)
- "Heaven on Earth" (Currently in its second season)
- "As You Like It"
- "Ready Money"
- "Hat Trick"
- "Three On a Match"
- "The Age of Innocence"
- Best Score for Heaven on Earth - Nominated
- Best Score for Bombshell - Won
- Best Direction for Bombshell - Nominated
Laurence Olivier AwardsEdit
- Best Score for Heaven on Earth
Drama Desk AwardEdit
- Outstanding Score for Heaven on Earth - Nominated
- Outstanding Score for Temps - Won
Outer Critics CircleEdit
- Best Direction of a Musical - Won (Tied with Derek Wills)
- Neil Patrick Harris' 2011 Tony Medley - Nominated
- Neil Patrick Harris' 2012 Tony Medley - Nominated
- Sesame Street - Nominated
Solos (In a Duet)Edit
Solos (In a Group Number)Edit