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Tony® and Grammy Award® Nominee Phillip Boykin Set to Join Cast of Critically Acclaimed Musical, Hadestown as Hades

Tony® and Grammy Award® Nominee Phillip Boykin Set to Join Cast of Critically Acclaimed Musical, Hadestown as Hades

Tony® and Grammy Award® nominee Phillip Boykin, renowned for his powerful voice and commanding stage presence, is set to join the cast of the critically acclaimed musical Hadestown. Boykin will take on the iconic role of Hades, the ruler of the Underworld. His addition to the cast has generated excitement among theater enthusiasts and fans of the Broadway scene.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 audiences can look forward to Boykin’s captivating portrayal of Hades. His impressive stage experience makes him a perfect fit for the complex character.

Having previously played iconic characters like Crown in Porgy and Bess, he has honed his craft and earned accolades for his performances. His stage presence and ability to command the audience’s attention will undoubtedly enhance the character’s depth and add another layer to Hadestown, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which has already garnered praise for its innovative storytelling and immersive atmosphere.


HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. This acclaimed musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin is winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. It intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and Queen Persephone — as it invites you on an unforgettable journey to the underworld and back. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, singers and dancers, HADESTOWN asks audiences to imagine how the world could be.

More About Phillip Boykin

Phillip Boykin (Hades) is a 2012 TONY Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominee for his work in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. He is also a Grammy Award Nominee for his role as Tonton Julian in Tony Award-winning Once On This Island. A Theatre World Award winner and The Distinguished Alumni and The Anchor Award from the UofH Hartt School of Music. Other performances on Broadway: The Music Man, On the Town and Sunday in the Park With George. Other performances, Joe in the National Tour of Show Boat, The Pirate King/Samuel in Pirates of Penzance, Ken in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Crown/Jake in Porgy and Bess, Caiaphas in JCS, and Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel, Fred in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Lion in The Wiz and Jim in Big River just to name a few. Phillip performed as Booker T. Washington in the Anniversary Concert of Ragtime at Lincoln Center. Mr. Boykin portrayed the role of Big Hand in the movie Freedom (starring Cuba Gooding Jr.) and The Driver in Top Five (starring Chris Rock). He also studied at SC State University, Howard University, and the NC School of the Arts. He has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Russia, Poland, and North America. Mr. Boykin is the Founder, Director, and Manager of the NYGOSPEL BROTHERS.

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