Tom Butwin Talks Bringing his Show 'Brushes with Broadway' to Life at the Baldwin Theatre

November 25, 2019
Tom Butwin

Tom Butwin is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor, in that order.

That's according to the artist himself, who recently appeared on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi to discuss how he's bringing all of those talents to the stage with a new show in partnership with Stagecrafters next month.

Entitled Brushes with Broadway, the show, which opens December 15 at The Baldwin Theatre in downtown Royal Oak, will feature Butwin performing a combination of musical theater classics, along with songs from artists such as Billy Joel, Aerosmith and more.

"We've got some really great players in the six-piece band [and] a couple of guest singers," the singer told host Pam Rossi. "It's going to be a full-out rock show at a lot of points, but it's songs from things like Phantom, Les Mis and Jesus Christ Superstar, and a myriad of other musicals."

"I also brought in some songs that I feel like could be in musicals, songs that have been in musicals," he added. "There's really something for everyone there."

Along with Brushes with Broadway, Butwin has been keeping busy with a variety of other shows and projects. For the past year and a half, he's been part of the cast of a new show called Bonhoeffer: The Musical, and performed in its first off-Broadway reading in 2018.

Back in 2015, Butwin also embarked on a project called #52Covers, where he released a new cover song every week over the course of a year on his YouTube channel. Some of those songs ended up making it to his musical theater album A Different Stage, which dropped in 2016.

He also has a full-length album of original music called This & Hereafter (2013), and he performed three songs from the record live in the MusicTown Detroit studios during his appearance on Behind the Mic.

Catch his entire episode below, and visit for more on this multi-talented artist, and to buy tickets to his upcoming show Brushes with Broadway on Sunday, December 15.