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Spokane-born Patrick Page earns a Tony nomination for ‘Hadestown’

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

“Hadestown,” the riveting new Broadway musical from director Rachel Chavkin and singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, leads the field of Tony Award nominations this year with 14. Among them is a nod to Spokane-born actor Patrick Page, whose turn as Hades earned him a nomination for best featured actor in a musical.

The inventive show brings the ancient Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice and their journey to the underworld to 1930s America, set to a jazzy and bluesy score. It earned nominations for best musical, best book, best score and best direction, as well four acting nods: Eva Noblezada for her leading performance as Eurydice, and the featured performers Amber Gray (Persephone), Andre De Shields (Hermes – cast in “Hadestown” as the narrator), and Page.

Page, whose father, Robert Page, was the first male instructor at Holy Names College when he was hired in 1960, lived in Spokane and Cheney until he was 6. His family eventually settled in Monmouth, Oregon, where the elder Page taught at what is now called Western Oregon University.

Page’s Broadway career came after a many years with both the Oregon Shakespeare and Utah Shakespeare festivals, and has included roles as Scar in “The Lion King,” Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast,” and Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” He’s also appeared in the nonmusicals “Saint Joan” and “Casa Valentina.”

This marks his first Tony nomination.

Another Broadway musical with Spokane connections, “Beetlejuice,” earned eight nominations, including best musical and best leading actor for Alex Brightman, who plays the titular ghoul. The show also stars Sophia Anne Caruso, who started her acting career at Spokane Children’s Theatre.

“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Life and Times of the Temptations” followed “Hadestown” with 12 nominations. The big nominee in the play category was “The Ferryman,” with eight nods. Many Broadway watchers expressed surprise that neither “To Kill a Mockingbird,” nor “Network,” both acclaimed box office hits, earned best play nominations, although their leading men – Jeff Daniels and Bryan Cranston, respectively – will compete in the best actor category.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9 and will be hosted by James Corden.

Tony nominations

Here is the full list of 2019 Tony Award nominations.

Best Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations”

“Beetlejuice”

“Hadestown”

“The Prom”

“Tootsie”

Best Play

“Choir Boy” by Tarell Alvin McCraney

“The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth

“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” by Taylor Mac

“Ink” by James Graham

“What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi Schreck

Best Revival of a Musical

“Kiss Me, Kate”

“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”

“The Boys in the Band” by Mart Crowley

“Burn This” by Lanford Wilson

“Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein

“The Waverly Gallery” by Kenneth Lonergan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Brooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”

Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”

Damon Daunno, “Oklahoma!”

Santino Fontana, “Tootsie”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”

Caitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”

Beth Leavel, “The Prom”

Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”

Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Paddy Considine, “The Ferryman”

Bryan Cranston, “Network”

Jeff Daniels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Adam Driver, “Burn This”

Jeremy Pope, “Choir Boy”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Annette Bening, “All My Sons”

Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”

Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery”

Janet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”

Laurie Metcalf, “Hillary and Clinton”

Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”

Best Book of a Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud,” Dominique Morisseau

“Beetlejuice,” Scott Brown and Anthony King

“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell

“The Prom,” Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin

“Tootsie,” Robert Horn

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

“Be More Chill,” Joe Iconis

“Beetlejuice,” Eddie Perfect

“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell

“The Prom,” Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Adam Guettel

“Tootsie,” David Yazbek

Best Direction of a Musical

Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown”

Scott Ellis, “Tootsie”

Daniel Fish, “Oklahoma!”

Des McAnuff, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Casey Nicholaw, “The Prom”

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, “Ink”

Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman”

Bartlett Sher, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Ivo van Hove, “Network”

George C. Wolfe, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Andre De Shields, “Hadestown”

Andy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”

Patrick Page, “Hadestown”

Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Lilli Cooper, “Tootsie”

Amber Gray, “Hadestown”

Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”

Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!”

Mary Testa, “Oklahoma!”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Bertie Carvel, “Ink”

Robin De Jeszs, “The Boys in the Band“

Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”

Benjamin Walker, “All My Sons”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Fionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”

Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Kristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”

Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, “Choir Boy”

Warren Carlyle, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Denis Jones, “Tootsie”

David Neumann, “Hadestown”

Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Best Orchestrations

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown”

Larry Hochman, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Daniel Kluger, “Oklahoma!”

Simon Hale, “Tootsie”

Harold Wheeler, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Peter England, “King Kong”

Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown”

Laura Jellinek, “Oklahoma!”

David Korins, “Beetlejuice”

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Bunny Christie, “Ink”

Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”

Santo Loquasto, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Jan Versweyveld, “Network”

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Michael Krass, “Hadestown”

William Ivey Long, “Beetlejuice”

William Ivey Long, “Tootsie”

Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show”

Paul Tazewell, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”

Toni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”

Clint Ramos, “Torch Song”

Ann Roth, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Ann Roth, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Peter Hylenski, “Beetlejuice”

Peter Hylenski, “King Kong”

Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Drew Levy, “Oklahoma!”

Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown”

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, “Ink”

Scott Lehrer, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy”

Nick Powell, “The Ferryman”

Eric Sleichim, “Network”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, “The Cher Show”

Howell Binkley, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Bradley King, “Hadestown”

Peter Mumford, “King Kong”

Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, “Beetlejuice”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, “Ink”

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Peter Mumford, “The Ferryman”

Jennifer Tipton, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, “Network”

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