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Wopat: From Hazzard County to a 'State of Bliss'
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Wopat: From Hazzard County to a 'State of Bliss'

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Wopat: From Hazzard County to a 'State of Bliss'

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Wopat

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Tom Wopat — yep, good ol' Luke Duke — has worked hard to avoid letting that role define his career. Wopat starred in the hit TV show The Dukes of Hazzard in the early 1980s, but fashioned a second career for himself on stage.

Wopat starred on Broadway for years, earning a 1999 Tony nomination for his performance in Annie Get Your Gun. Most recently, he has starred in a Broadway production of David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross that is scheduled to run through Aug. 28.

Now, Wopat has made a CD of Harold Arlen standards, subtitled Dissertation on the State of Bliss. He tells John Ydstie about life after Hazzard County.

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Tom Wopat Sings Harold Arlen
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Tom Wopat
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Sin-Drome Records
Released
2005

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