Lillias White Tests Positive For COVID-19 | Playbill

COVID-19 Cancellations Lillias White Tests Positive For COVID-19

White is the first female-identifying actor to play Hermes, the herald of the gods, in Hadestown.

Lillias White as Missus Hermes in Hadestown Matthew Murphy

Lillias White has tested positive for COVID-19. White, who currently stars as Hermes in Hadestown, tested positive prior to a previously scheduled concert with Seth Rudetsky in Los Angeles. Her understudies, Malcolm Armwood and Max Kumangai, will step into the role until her return.

In addition to White, the 2019 Tony winning musical currently features Patrick Page as Hades, Jewelle Blackman as Persephone, Grammy winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, and two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, with Amelia Cormack, Soara-Joye Ross, and Mariand Torres as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Emily Afton, Malcolm Armwood, Brandon Cameron, Alex Puette, and Grace Yoo. The cast also includes swings Sojourner Brown, Tara Jackson, Max Kumangai, Sayo Oni, Yael “YaYa” Reich, and Davis Wayne.

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk- and jazz-infused musical layers the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with that of Hades and Persephone, intertwining the actions—and consequences—of gods and mortals. Hadestown originally began as a theatrical concert performed by Mitchell.

The creative team features Tony-winning director Rachel Chavkin, Tony-winning set designer Rachel Hauck, Tony-nominated costume designer Michael Krass, Tony-winning lighting designer Bradley King, Tony-winning sound designers Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreographer David Neumann, and dramaturg Ken Cerniglia. Musical supervision and vocal arrangements are by Liam Robinson, with arrangements and orchestrations by Tony winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.

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